GCSE joy for Sheffield academy students

Students share GCSE results at Sheffield Park Academy
Students share GCSE results at Sheffield Park Academy
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Pupils and staff at Sheffield Park Academy celebrated record-breaking GCSE results as the school enjoyed its most successful ever year.

The proportion of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths, rose to 65 per cent, up from 61 per cent last year and 50 per cent in 2012.


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Headteacher Craig Dillon said: “These results continue our strong progress as an academy and are testament to the hard work of students and staff.

“They come on top of some encouraging A-level results last week and demonstrate how we have moved forward as a school over the past few years.

“I am delighted for those students who are celebrating today and congratulate them on their success.”

Amongst those celebrating was Ayesha Yamin, aged 16, from Darnall, who achieved one A*, five As, two Bs and a Distinction Star.

Ayesha will study sciences and maths at Tapton School, and hopes to stay in Sheffield and study medicine at university.

A British Thai teenage boxing champion was also celebrating he results.

Chicara Gerrard, 16, of Park Hill, is going to All Saints to study a B-tech sports course and biology after receiving three As, four Bs and a Distinction Star.

Chicara became the under-16 British champ in 2012 and faces her next fight on September 22 in Blackpool.

Fahim Ahmed, 16, of Darnall, achieved two As, three Bs, a C and a Distinction Star, and will begin studying an engineering course at King Edward VII.

“I was actually feeling pretty chilled and confident about my results, but it was still a relief,” Fahim said.

Paige Carter, 16, of Woodseats, who want to go on to university and become a midwife, is going to Hillsborough College to study health and social care after achieving an A, two Bs and three Cs.

She said: “I was a bit worried because they’ve put all the grade boundaries up this year, so overall I’m chuffed.”