Young people celebrate achievements on GCSE results day
Celebrations took place across Haringey on Thursday as young people received their GCSE results.
Amid all the fraught envelope opening, there were emotional scenes as teenagers in the borough found out how they had done after two years of hard work.
Cllr Zena Brabazon, the Deputy Leader of Haringey Council and Cabinet Member for Children & Families, was at Park View on results day. She said:
It was been heart-warming to see our young people celebrate and enjoy the A-Level & GCSE exam results they’ve worked so hard for – I was genuinely moved to tears. These lovely stories perhaps wouldn’t have been possible were it not for the commitment and dedication of our teachers and school support staff as well and I’m very grateful to them for the excellent standards they set. Well done to all our students. Whatever you go on to do next – whether that’s work, A-Levels or something completely different – you’re all fantastic and I want to wish you all the best for the future.
At Alexandra Park School, 88% of pupils achieved grade 4 or above in English and 87% in Maths.
One in five of all Woodside High’s exam results achieved the top grades of 7, 8 or 9. Pupil Edson Cardoso was delighted with five grade 9s – the highest grade you can get.
Head Gerry Robinson said:
We could not be prouder of our wonderful students. They have worked tremendously hard and showed incredible commitment and dedication throughout. I am also hugely grateful to our fantastic staff, parents and carers, governors and friends of Woodside High School who work tirelessly to support our students.
Highgate Wood had 85% of their pupils getting grade 4 or above in English and 76% in Maths.
Director of Highgate Wood Sixth Form Lindsay Pinnick said:
The grades achieved this year by our students give them such fantastic opportunities and the potential to move on to great futures. I would like to commend the effort and hard work from our students and thank their supportive families and our excellent teachers.
Meanwhile, in Muswell Hill, Fortismere School students attained their best results yet in English and Maths under the new framework, with 82% achieving grade 4 or above in both subjects this year.
At Wood Green’s St Thomas More, Marilyn Gomes got 12 grades that were either an 8 or a 9 (Five 9s and Seven 8s) and Maica Angela Caidic 10 (Seven 9s & three 8s).
Gladesmore Community’s Tasin Sayed and Zeynep Celebi both got seven grade 9s and an A* with Distinction in Further Maths. Zeynep also got an A* at A-Level in Turkish.
Senior Deputy Head and Raising Achievement Lead Ijeaku Mezue said:
Gladesmore pupils have again demonstrated just what can be achieved with a positive attitude, determination and sheer hard work. I am so happy for the students and their parents.
Check out our Facebook gallery for some fantastic results day pictures.
Nominations for the seventh annual Haringey Outstanding for All Awards are now open. Celebrating those whose phenomenal efforts have helped make education in Haringey top class, these awards highlight exceptional achievements in teaching and learning. Nominations will be open until Friday 18 October, with the invitation-only award ceremony taking place on Monday 2 December. For more information on the categories and to nominate, please visit our award categories and nominations page.