GCSE results 2014: Felpham Community College

CELEBRATIONS were widespread at Felpham Community College after its best GCSE results.

Two-thirds of its students reached the gold standard of at least five A*-C grade results including English and maths.

The 64 per cent pass rate was a four per cent improvement on last year.

Those who had the best results included Julia McGee-Russell, 16. She achieved six A* grades in biology, chemistry, physics, Spanish, geography and English literature and two A grades in maths subjects and another in art and design.

She said: “I’m really surprised about the science results but I’m glad because I worked really hard for them.

“I’ve always struggled in chemistry and to get an A* grade means all the after school sessions have paid off.

“We had an hour-long session once a week for the two months leading up to the exam, two or three a week for the last two weeks and one on the morning of the exam.”

She is going to Havant Sixth Form College to initially study five A-levels before she goes to university.

Chloe Martin, 16, gained two A* grades in geography and photography, seven As in English language, French, biology, chemistry, physics, English literature and methods in maths and two Bs.

“I couldn’t be happier,” she said. “I’m very impressed with how I have done. I want to do geography and photography at A-level and I’m over the moon with my results in those.”

Her achievements have seen her set her sights on becoming a paediatrician and she is intending to study four A-levels at Havant college.

Naomi Willis, 16, gained an A grade in maths, Bs in photography, Spanish, science, English literature and geography and a Btec Distinction* in health and social care.

“The results were better than I expected. I’m really pleased about my Btec because it’s the highest grade I achieved.

“The subject will be among the three A-levels I will be studying here. I want to become a primary school teacher. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”

Other students who did well were Hiren Patel with five A* and five As, Carol Rossell with four A*s and six As, Charlotte Williamson with ten As and Rebecca Wood with three A*s and six As.

Mark Anstiss, the headteacher, said: “To get our best ever results for the second year running is a fantastic achievement.
“Students, staff and governors have worked extremely hard and I am delighted that standards at our school have improved once again.

“We are all aware of the government agenda to ‘tighten up’ exams and there have been a number of changes to the exam system over this year.

“It is, therefore, even more of an accomplishment to achieve above the national standard. These key stage four results add to our excellent sixth form results last week.”