Westbourne School pupils record "excellent" GCSE results
2:32pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Penarth news
WESTBOURNE School celebrated another year of “excellent” GCSE results earlier this morning.
With an average of 10 GCSEs passes per student achieved, the school said the pupils’ hard work was rewarded with some excellent grades.
Top student Elliot Ismail achieved an impressive 10 A*’s and an A grade.
“I am really thrilled with my results and I am looking forward to studying the International Baccalaureate (IB) next year at Westbourne,” he said.
High achievers included Freddie Dewey with five A*’s, three A’s and three Bs, Emily Rogers with four A*’s, four A’s and two B’s and Benjamin Baston with an A*, eight A’s and two B’s.
"I got exactly what I wanted in the subjects that I will be studying and I can give all my thanks to my teachers at Westbourne," said A* student Freddie Dewey.
Trystan Pugh, another student to have achieved ten A* and A grades, said: "I am really happy with my results and that my hard work paid off. I am looking forward to studying the IB at Westbourne in September, particularly being able to learn Italian."
Delighted long-term Westbourne student Imogen Simpson added: "I have been here for 11 years and I am delighted with my GCSEs. I will be very sad to leave here."
Westbourne’s international contingent also obtained some splendid results –all the more remarkable as they do not study in their mother tongue. Canna Yuan, from Hong Kong, achieved five A*’s, four A’s and three B’s whilst Diego Monreal from Spain, who had only studied at the school for one year, received three A*’s, two A’s and four B’s studying in his third language.
Westbourne Head of School Ken Underhill commended his students: “Once again, the diligence and commitment of both staff and students have combined to secure excellent results for students across the range of academic ability and from around the world. Our excellent school ethos means that we develop students of all abilities, enabling them, frequently, to exceed their expectations. I am proud be involved in and to celebrate their success today.”
He added that all the students deserve praise for their achievements.