Neale-Wade Academy's fantastic four celebrate outstanding GCSE results
PUBLISHED: 13:44 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:44 24 August 2017
Four outstanding students at Neale-Wade Academy in March are celebrating a-mazing sets of GCSE results.
Douglas Furlong, Cerys Tatton, Connor Bull and Erin Grocott opened their results to find at least six A’s each, as well as several A*s and A**.
Douglas, who lives in March, said: “I got everything I needed, but I’d put it down to good teaching. All of my teachers put a lot of effort in. They do anything you need for you.”
Cerys Tatton, who achieved eight A*s, 1 A** and two As said: “I did a lot of revision, coming to most of the revision classes before and after school since October.
“The teachers at Neale-Wade really give us a lot of support.”
Cerys is to stay on at the school studying biology, chemistry and psychology at A-Level.
“In the future I want to go to university and study medicine and psychiatry.”
Cerys’ mum Morgana said: “I’m so proud of her. I always knew she worked hard and is extremely intelligent but she’s just astounded me.”
Connor Bull, who achieved two A**s, five A*s and three As, says the teaching at Neale-Wade is brilliant – having moved around a lot of schools.
“The sessions they put on before and after school – four sessions a week in the mornings and four nights in the evening – is brilliant teaching.
“Everyone I’ve spoken to from other school’s I’ve been to says there’s not as many extra sessions.
“I was hoping and aiming for these results but I was never expecting it. I got my head down since last October and I’m staying at Neale-Wade to study BTEC sport and A-Level biology.
“I want to go into teaching and I’m really interested in sport – I’d really like to be a sports teacher.”
Erin Grocott, from Elm, who achieved a distinction star in dance, an A* in geography and 9 As, said it was her determination for what she wants to do in the future that lead to her great results.
“I don’t want to do what anyone else does. I want to become a Formula One engineer – to show that women can do it and it’s not just for men.
“I’ve got an engineering scholarship with Arkwright Scholarships Trust.
“I found out next Friday who my sponsor is, but they have links with Formula One so hopefully it will be good.
“My head teacher has been really supportive of me and helps me a lot. Miss Brenchley and Mr Chegwidden also really helped and pushed me to get what I needed.
“I’ve got a long list of people who want to come to the Formula One when I’m there!”
Principal Jason Wing said of Erin: “That girl, she’s academically gifted, a fantastic sports woman and a dancer – and she’s going into Formula One! She’s an absolutely fantastic student.
“Connor is a blackbelt in karate,” Mr Wing added. “He’ll be a P.E. teacher and then a head teach if he wants to be. Doug is a really good rugby player, too, and Cerys is a real grafter – she’s very talented.
“All four are very bright and hard-working people. As for the overall results, I always want a bit more for the students. There have been a lot of changes this year which we’ve got to get to grips with but on the whole I’m very happy.