December 7 2013 Latest news:
Else Kvist, Reporter
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Girls were jumping for joy at St Angela’s Ursuline School in Forest Gate this morning after opening their envelopes with GSCE results.
Among them were the school’s top performing student, Kim Huynh, aged, 16, who scored 11 A*s in all her subjects.
Her head teacher Mark Johnson said she was the first student in many years at the school in St George’s Road, near Green Street, to gain straight A*s.
He said: “She is a very modest and deserving student, apart from being very able she works very hard.”
The year 11 student used the edge of her envelope, once she had opened it, to gradually scroll down each result on the paper inside.
Kim said: “I went down the list in a suspenseful way. It was something I dreamt of but I didn’t expect it.”
“My mum said she sort of already knew because I’ve worked very hard.”
The subjects she took were English language, English literature, Maths, art and design, music, religious studies, biology, chemistry, physics, graphic products, and Spanish.
Kim said she would probably like to do something arts related in the future.
Across the school 72 per cent of students gained five or more A* to Cs in GCSEs including in English and Math.
Head teacher Mark Johnson said: “It is about the same as last year when English results dropped significantly because of the national debacle over the change of grades.
“This year there hasn’t been any such problems. I’m really pleased that English did well in the school. Eighty-three percent of our students achieved English.
“So although this year’s students were not as strong as last year they have the same results, which is interesting.
“Last year we weren’t happy with the results and we have worked a lot harder to make sure we got equally as good a result.”