Students celebrate their GCSE success
Thursday 20 August 2020
Students are celebrating GCSE grades in what has been a unique academic year.
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, students were not able to take examinations in the usual way and instead grades were based on those submitted by the school (Centre Assessed Grades), or the Calculated Grade from the exam board, whichever is the higher.
Isaac Newton Academy Executive Principal, Jane Witheford, said: “This has been an uncertain time for students and their families, but we are so proud of how our students have coped. They have worked extremely hard throughout their time at Isaac Newton Academy and today we are celebrating their achievements and supporting them to make choices about their futures. We are delighted that so many of them will be staying with us to study at INA Sixth Form. Whatever their next steps, they have the learning power and character to be really successful. Congratulations Year 11!”
Isaac Newton Academy Senior Vice Principal and Head of Sixth Form, Sugra Alibhai, said “It has been such a pleasure seeing this year group grow over the past five years. We are looking forward to welcoming lots of the students back into INA Sixth Form. We are incredibly proud of this cohort of students, not only because of the outcomes they have achieved but also the BRIDGES habits they have demonstrated throughout their time at Isaac Newton Academy. We look forward to seeing them in all their future endeavours.”
Student Success Stories:
Yumna Saleem, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in all subjects (English Literature, English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History and Spanish)
Yumna plans to study A levels in September and hopefully go onto a career in Medicine.
“I couldn’t be happier – I got straight 9s. I hoped I was going to do well, but I wasn’t expecting this. The teachers have been amazing, I wouldn’t have got 9s if I hadn’t been taught really well so the school has really helped me and I am grateful. I spent my entire summer last year revising for the GCSE exams, which didn’t happen, and I was worried I had wasted all that time, but I now feel that all that hard work was worth it.”
Eleanor Brant, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in English Literature, English Language, Maths, Biology, Physics, Drama, History and French, and an 8 in Chemistry.
Eleanor plans to stay at Isaac Newton Academy and study A levels in Maths, Biology and Psychology.
“I am really happy with my grades. I plan on staying here for Sixth Form as I feel very supported by the teachers. They have been there for me when I have needed assistance and helped me achieve these results. I really like the sound of the Sixth Form Giveback Programme where you have the opportunity to give back to the staff that have helped you through the years.”
Jay Amin, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in English Literature, English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and French, and an 8 in Computer Science.
Jay plans to study A levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Economics.
“I am happy with my results. I hoped that I would get a few 9s but I wasn’t expecting to get eight 9s. I have progressed a lot since being at this school and the teachers have been supportive and pushed me to keep doing better. I am going to celebrate with family, they will be really pleased.”
Devanshi Shah, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Music, and an 8 in English Language.
Devanshi plans to study A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology.
“My results were great. I got eight 9s and one 8. I am surprised, and I did better than I expected. I am so grateful to the teachers here for the grades that I received because I know that without the teachers pushing me to work hard I wouldn’t have achieved these grades. They know how hard we have worked and have helped us achieve what we deserve.”
Younus Taher, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and Geography, and 8s in English Literature, English Language and French.
Younus plans to study A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics at INA
“Because we didn’t sit any exams, nobody knew what to expect but I am really happy and excited. I am going to stay at INA and study four A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science and Physics. I am always keen for a challenge and I believe you need to stretch yourself as far as possible. I have high aspirations for myself and my future. The teachers have really helped me and they put in extra effort every day to help students. That is what makes this school different to others, the teachers go above and beyond and really care. My advice to other students is to put in the hard work from the beginning. To succeed you need to be ahead of the game, and you can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it. My family are going to be so relieved and happy when I tell them my results as they have been really nervous. We are going to have a big party and celebrate.”
Harkirat Singh, 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and 8s in English Language, Geography and Music.
Harkirat plans to study A levels in Computer Science, Physics and Maths at Isaac Newton Academy. His current ambition is to do an apprenticeship in computer science.
“I am happy with my results, although it feels like less of an accomplishment not being able to have taken the exams. I think I would have got similar grades in my exams, so I am still happy. I plan to enrol at INA Sixth Form because I can study the A levels I want, I know the teachers well and the support received is really strong.”
Kisanth Ravi, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: 9s in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Geography, and 8s in English Literature, English Language, Physics, Computer Science and Music.
Kisanth plans to study A levels in Geography, Maths and Economics at Isaac Newton Academy Sixth Form.
“I did very well, better than I expected and I am very pleased with my results. I plan to enrol at INA Sixth Form and hopefully study Geography, Maths and Economics. I know the teachers here well and want to continue that into Sixth Form. They go the extra mile and take time after school to assist students that need help and I think that definitely helped me in my GCSE years. I am excited to tell my friends and family about my results and we might eat out to celebrate. They are going to be really proud and happy.”
Keshan Beckett-Edwards, Age 16
Subjects studied, and grades achieved: Grade 5 in Music, 4s in English Literature, English Language, Maths and Double Science, a 3 in PE and a 2 in Computer Science.
“Before results day I was feeling really nervous. I am relieved that I have received my grades as they are ok. The support from the SEND team here has been really good. They have really helped me with my learning difficulties and other disabilities so that I do well. They have supported me with my next steps and given advice on what I can do at Sixth Form whilst being there to help with any challenges I may face in my career and the future. The SEND team are really kind and put a lot of effort in. They have given me support all the way through Year 7 to Year 11. Even though some subjects were a bit difficult, I still managed to try my best, which is what my parents and brothers have always told me to do. I am looking forward to celebrating with my family.”
Congratulations to all our students on their fantastic results!