The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London opened its doors at 9am sharp on Thursday 21 August to a throng of eager learners queuing up to collect their English and Maths GCSE results. There were many delighted faces as students overjoyed with their grades greeted college staff with their good news and then went to find their tutors to share their joyful experiences.
More than 92% of English and Maths GCSE students successfully achieved their qualifications. 49% of students achieved A*-C grades in their Higher Maths GCSE and 32% achieved Maths GCSE higher grades at A* or A. For many students achieving an A* - C grade guarantees them a place at university or at the next level of study at College. With so much resting on the result the tears of joy in many cases are only to be expected.
Arashvand Mitra, who lives in Enfield achieved an A* in her mathematics GCSE also completed Applied Science BTEC Level 2 this year. She was incredibly proud of her achievement and deservedly so, Arashvand said "I worked really hard in maths and science and the result is fantastic." As well as collecting her results, Arashvand also enrolled to start her Applied Science BTEC Diploma Level 3 in September. After College her goal is to go to university to study radiography or genetics
Yasmin Binar achieved a B in her English GCSE, and was so pleased with her result that she couldn't stop trembling with joy. Yasmin, who has completed the first year of her Health and Social Care BTEC Diploma Level 3, said: "I'm over the moon about my grade I couldn't even tear open the letter properly, I was shaking so much. Then when I saw that I got a B, I literally started crying." She continued: "My teacher was so passionate about English it helped me to get such a good grade."
Kugapiriyan Ramachandran, who lives in Enfield achieved a B grade in his mathematics GCSE. He was thrilled as this means he can now start university in September, he said "This grade was all I needed to secure my place at uni and I'm so grateful to the College for all the help I got." Kugapiriyan is going to Royal Holloway in September to study Computer Science with Management.
Lucyna Kus, another student who got a fantastic A* grade her in mathematics GCSE said: "I worked so, so hard for this, and it's really paid off. Getting this grade means I can move on in my education and do the things I want to do in life now. My teacher was amazing; I really feel I wouldn't have been able to achieve this grade without her." Lucyna starts her AAT Accountancy course in September with the College.
Ece Guzel achieved a B in her maths GCSE. Ece said: "I was nervous about taking the GCSE, but my teacher was really supportive and helped me all the way."
Oleg Fursa who achieved A* in maths is going to study IT and Computing Level 3. Lawrencia Owusu who achieved a B in her maths GCSE is preparing to complete a Masters in Social Work.
Jane O'Neill, Interim College Principal and Chief Executive said: "I am deeply impressed that we have such hardworking and gifted students at the College who each year achieve their qualifications with outstanding grades. Many will be moving on to work and university and some will be progressing to another course at a higher level at the College. I wish them all every success in their future studies and careers."
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