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GCSE results: Eastlea Community School headteacher praises 'stunning results'

PUBLISHED: 13:15 22 August 2019

Eastlea Community School pupils collect their GCSE results. Picture: Arthur Comms

Eastlea Community School pupils collect their GCSE results. Picture: Arthur Comms

Arthur Comms

Eastlea Community School is celebrating after a tenth of pupils picked up a clean sweep of top grades.

Among those to pick up a haul of 9-7s - the equivalent of an A* or A - was Sabrina Hossain, who overcame sleepless nights and helping her mum care for her baby sister to achieve superb results on GCSE results day.

She said: "I'm very, very happy with my results and pleased all my hard work paid off.

"I didn't expect to do this well as during my GCSEs, my friends and I were all panicking - even though we were revising - because exams give you a lot of pressure.

"All the teachers here are just so amazing! They prepared study clubs for us even though we never asked for them.

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"They were all so helpful with intervention classes, working Saturdays, and practicing exam skills by doing test papers after school under exam conditions - that way I didn't stress too much when I did the real thing.

Fellow student Muna Mohamed credits using every last second available to knuckle down and revise hard for her excellent GCSE results.

Muna said: "When I saw my results I wanted to cry. I've been stressing over this so much and so much work has gone in over the two years.

"I passed things I never thought I'd pass in a million years, so I was shocked and I can't believe it but it's amazing."

Headteacher Stephen Gillatt said: "We are extremely proud of all of our students today. So many of them have recorded absolutely stunning results.

"The achievement is a testament to the hard work of the students and the staff who have put in the extra hours to make sure they are prepared."

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