GCSE success for Year 11
Students and staff are today celebrating terrific success as students receive their GCSE, BTEC, Cambridge National and VCert results. GCSE students have been awarded the highest of their centre-assessed grades or the grades derived from the standardisation process undertaken by examination boards, in lieu of students sitting examinations in the summer; BTEC results are being revised by awarding body Pearson; Cambridge National and VCert results are those arrived at through the standardisation process.
These results will enable students to progress on to a wide range of post-16 courses, providing a solid foundation for success at Regent Sixth Form or elsewhere as they begin their study of A Level, BTEC National and Cambridge Technical courses.
Outstanding individual performances include:
Kimo Abou El Sayed, who joined Regent High School in Year 8, achieved an incredible seven grade 9s (higher than an old A*) in Computing, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Media Studies and Physics, two grade 8s (equivalent to an A*), and one grade 7. Kimo is this year’s highest achieving student. Kimo talked about the range of resources that were provided to students as being key to his success; he will continue his study of Economics, English Literature, Geography and Government and Politics at A Level. Kimo hopes to study PPE at the University of Oxford or UCL.
Asha Ahmed, a NoBystander champion who previously attended Copenhagen Primary School, achieved a very impressive four grade 9s in Biology, Citizenship, Mathematics and Physics, three grade 8s, one grade 7, one grade 6 and a Distinction*. Asha is this year’s highest achieving girl and will be joining Regent Sixth Form to study Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, with a view to then progressing on to university. Asha said that the teachers at Regent High School ‘helped her to achieve higher grades instead of staying at a lower level’.
Alimattan Hassan, a former Brecknock Primary School pupil, achieved three grade 9s in Geography, Physics and RE, five grade 8s, one grade 7 and one grade 6. Alimattan will continue his study of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at Regent Sixth Form with a view to studying medicine at university. Alimattan talked about the ‘really great teachers and facilities’ that help students to ‘reach their potential’.
Asmaa Saed, who went to Netley Primary School when she was younger, achieved three grade 9s in Biology, Geography, and Mathematics, five grade 8s and two grade 7s. Asmaa said that the teachers at Regent High School ‘offered unlimited support’ and that the online resources provided to students helped her to ‘boost my grades at home’. Asmaa is intending to study Geography, Mathematics and Physics at A Level with a view to enrolling on an engineering-related degree at Imperial or UCL when she is older.
Ishrak Khan, who joined Regent High School from Primrose Hill Primary School, achieved three grade 9s in Biology, Geography and Physics, four grade 8s, one grade 7, a grade 5 and a Distinction*. Ishrak was in ‘disbelief’ when he opened his results, and advised younger students to ‘make sure they use the resources that are available, like websites, as they are very useful’. He said that the teaching at Regent High School is ‘very effective’.
Hayat Malek, who also attended Netley Primary School, achieved five grade 9s in English Language, English Literature, Geography, History and Sociology, one grade 8, two grade 7s and two grade 6s. Hayat will be studying English Literature, Geography and Politics at Regent Sixth Form, with a view to progressing on to the LSE to read law or geography. Hayat attributed her success in part to the ‘after-school support’ provided at Regent High School. She advised younger students ‘not to leave their revision to the last minute’!
An incredible total of over 55 grade 9s – the highest grade possible in the current GCSE grading system – were awarded to Regent High School students in subjects including Art, Biology, Business Studies, Citizenship, Computing, English Language and Literature, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, RE, Sociology and Spanish.
Regent High School’s Headteacher, Gary Moore, said: ‘Students are receiving their grades amidst considerable turmoil in the examinations system this year. Despite this, we are phenomenally proud of the grades our students have achieved, and the dedication, commitment and resilience they have shown during their GCSE courses, and in particular during the last six months. We congratulate every one of our Year 11 students, and wish them well for their future studies and endeavours.
‘I am also very proud of our staff and the students’ families for all the guidance and support they have provided during the last two years. My thanks go to them for all that they have done.’