GCSE Results 2015: Record-breaking year for Nicholas Breakspear

PUBLISHED: 16:56 20 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:56 20 August 2015

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Students at Nicholas Breakspear broke records for the second year in a row this morning as they opened up their GCSE results.

Headteacher Declan Linnane said: “I would like to congratulate all our students on their excellent GCSE results. They have worked extremely hard and these results are a tribute to their commitment, diligence and support for one another.

“I am incredibly proud of this year group as they have achieved record breaking results. I would like to thank the teachers and support staff who have taught and guided our students so effectively. I would also like to acknowledge our parents who have nurtured and encouraged their children throughout their school lives and have fully embraced the new changes in the school.”

Declan paid special tribute to the mathmatics students, 80 per cent of whom managed to secure grades between A* and C, despite the national increase in the C grade boundary.

Students who achieved seven or more A* to A grades included Eilish Saunders, Holly Cooper, Mark Kovacs-Biro, Piera Coleman, Ellie Corroyer, Aoife Cassidy, Sophia Britton, Laura Baksa, Tara Shafaat and Ieva Staveckaite.

Three Year 9 students, Callum Britton, George Lopez, and Tomasz Sadek, all achieved an A*s in Mathematics GCSE two years early.

Merry John, the school’s deputy headteacher, said: “Our students have demonstrated dedication, commitment and resilience in the years leading up to these examinations. They are indeed a credit to this school community.

“They have not only produced record breaking results but they have developed into fine young men and women who live out the gospel values.”

Student Mark Kovacs–Biro said: “This school has changed over the last few years. The school is so aspirational for the students and my teachers genuinely have cared for me and wanted me to go beyond my expectations. Thank you for this support.”

Kyla Dominguez-Corbett, who was delighted to achieve Bs and Cs, said: “The teachers have constantly encouraged and supported me. I am thrilled to be part of this year group who have achieved the best results ever.

“I would like to thank all my teachers who never gave up on me. I am now looking forward to starting my A-Levels here in the sixth form.”

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