October 1 2014 Latest news:
Sophie Morton, Reporter
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Pupils at St Bonaventure’s are celebrating a record year of GCSE results.
The Boleyn Road school saw 90 per cent of its pupils achieve five GCSEs at A*-C grade, with 20pc of them getting at least one A or A* grade - an increase of 3pc on last year.
One of those to do just that was Oliver Hugaas from Beckton.
The 16-year-old picked up eight A*s and four As, and said: “I wasn’t expecting to do this well.
“I’m really happy because I want to study medicine, and my mum, who works in a hospital, said some universities won’t even consider you unless you get five or six A*s at GCSE.”
The school also saw identical twins Kevin and Novin Premadeva pick up 21 GCSEs between them, including identical A*s in German.
“It was good that we could help each other revise,” said Novin, who lives in Manor Park.
Headteacher Paul Halliwell said: “We are very pleased with our individual GCSE successes this year.
“The students worked really hard and we are proud of their achievements.”