Students at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, near Herne Hill, are celebrating their GCSE results after the ‘challenging demands’ of the last few months.
Brenda Cinotti was awarded an incredible five 9s, two 8s, three 7s and two 6s; and will be studying English Literature, Politics, Philosophy and Geography at A Level.
“I would advise the new Year 11 students to start from revising early,” she said. “It’s never too early to start revising. ”
Diego Da Silva was delighted with two 9s, three 8s, four 7s, a 6 and two 5 grades.
“Work hard in every single lesson,” he said. “Always do your best and the tasks will be easier”
Adriana Fernandes Martins picked up four 9s, five 8s, and a 7 and a 6. She will study History, Politics, Psychology, Portuguese and Spanish at A Level.
“The main advice I would give is to never lack motivation,” she said.
“Because motivation is what pushes you to strive to achieve your best and if you are doing your best you will feel good with your results and outcome.”
Sam Marques Pais will study Business, Economics and Computer Science after getting four 9s, two 8s, four 7s, one 6 and one 5.
“I think that the environment in the classrooms was great, it helped me stay on track and focus on getting the grades I want,” he explained.
“You have to work hard to achieve the grades you desire.”
Joshua Fessahaye will be doing A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology.
He gained four 9s, one 8, two 7s, two 6s and two 5s.
“Try hard and give your 110 per cent best in every exam, test and mock exam you do,” he advised students in the year below, before adding: “I would like to thank my parents and teachers for all their support.”
Principal Tim Dainty said: “This year has been extremely challenging for all our students because of the pandemic.
“Given this, I am even more delighted to celebrate their success and hard work.
“We have such high expectations for all our students and these results will enable them to go on to sixth form and college and study the subjects that they planned to.
“I would also like to say how proud I am of our teachers and staff who have responded to the changing demands placed upon us all because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They have risen to every challenge with commitment and resilience.”