GCSEs 2021: St Marks’ students praised for “determination and perseverance” with exam success

Education: Secondary / Thu 12th Aug 2021 at 02:50pm

YET again another good set of results from St Marks’ year 11 pupils, despite having to adapt to new ways of working during Covid-19 lockdowns, their pupils have shown the determination and perseverance needed to achieve and they could not be more proud of them.

Delighted Headteacher, Elaine Heaphy, said: “The results are great by any standard but given the fact that our pupils have endured a period of education like no other and have had their entire experience of education changed in ways no-one could have foreseen, they are amazing.

The pupils have had to study and prepare for assessments in a climate of late changes and delayed decision-making by the government, about almost every aspect of school life, especially how they would be examined.

As a school, in partnership with parents, we have done everything we possibly could have to support our pupils through their disrupted learning and these results demonstrate two things. Firstly, these pupils have been incredibly resilient – they deserve their success.

Secondly, the staff who have taught and supported them have risen to every challenge with professionalism – they deserve every ounce of recognition for all they have done over the last 18 months. St Mark’s believes that success is for ALL, and these pupils have shown that success is in the grasp of anyone willing to give it their best.

My congratulations to the pupils and their parents and staff who helped them to get there.”

There were many examples of outstanding individual performances with most pupils not only achieving their target grades but a number exceeding them.

Outstanding results were obtained by Israel Adjei, Nosheen Alam, Tahsin Alam, Lanelle Amissah, Chloe Cheung, Natalia Asemota, Anita Davidson-Osuagwu, Robert Davidson-Osuagwu, Ivana Domozetska, Hannah Hopkins, Sarang Kanakan, Ashish Kumar, George Lieu, Andrew Maghari, Ijeoma Nwagwu, Harmony Ogunlana, Benedicta Okubire, Marianne Payne, Wiktoria Siemiginowska, Phoebe Taylor, Dragana Vythelingum, Jessie May Williamson and Chelsea Yamgoue.

The whole school looks forward to welcoming our pupils back into our Sixth Form in September.

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