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
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.”