GCSE Results Day 2018: Royal Docks pupil passes English exam despite not speaking language three years ago

PUBLISHED: 11:16 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 24 August 2018

Royal Docks Academy pupil Nikol Dwornik. Picture: Kelly Clark

Royal Docks Academy pupil Nikol Dwornik. Picture: Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark

A Royal Docks Academy pupil has passed GCSE English - despite not speaking a word of the language just three years ago.

Nikol Dwornik, who joined the Prince Regent Lane school after moving to Newham from Poland, achieved a 4 in both her English and English literature exams.

She said: “When I came to England three years ago, I knew no English at all.

“But I was given extra lessons at the academy and I also learnt so much just from being around the other students.”

Her efforts paid off as she also gained six more GCSEs, including two at grade 7 - roughly equivalent to an A.

She will now be studying A-levels in maths, economics and accountancy at Havering College with aspirations of a career in banking.

Executive headteacher John Blaney said: ““Nikol represents the determination of our students who overcome many barriers to succeed.

“We make sure students who arrive are supported to develop their English language skills.

“As a result, like Nikol, they can progress into further and higher education to achieve their dreams.”

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