Year 11 students at Eastbrook School are celebrating an excellent set of results, following the school’s success earlier in the week with Year 13. The students worked exceptionally hard throughout the pandemic and on their return to school, and the results are an illustration of that hard work alongside the professionalism and determination of the Eastbrook teachers.
There are many success stories but particularly notable are:
Samuel Ratford who achieved 10 GCSEs at grade 9 which is the highest possible grade
Juma Shikdar who achieved 10 GCSEs, 8 of which were at grade 9
Leena Kanhye who achieved 10 GCSEs, 4 at grade 9 and 4 at grade 8
There were many other impressive performances including:
Maryam Khan who made the most progress of any student in the year group achieving an average grade of more than 4 grades above expected. Other students who made exceptional progress include: Saule Simanaviciute, Beloved Olofinsao, Zahra Sheikh and Leeza Manzenzha.
Eastbrook is committed to providing high quality vocational courses for their students and they were similarly successful. For example in the CACHE childcare course more than half of the students achieved an A* or an A.
In addition there were also some excellent results among the school’s SEN cohort and among those who joined the school recently from overseas which are testament to the excellent support these students receive.
Headteacher Paul Frith said ‘ I couldn’t be more proud of our Year 11 students. The last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for them, as they had to continually adapt to the ever changing circumstances. However, they have displayed extraordinary maturity and resilience throughout the pandemic and the assessment period, and have now reaped the rewards and achieved everything they deserve. I know they would want me to publicly thank their teachers who worked tirelessly with them and ensured that every student was given the best opportunity to show what they were capable of.’
Eastbrook has had a busy year. Alongside the challenge of educating during the pandemic and preparing teacher assessed grades, the school was visited 3 times by Ofsted who on each ocassion highly commended the education the school has provided both during and post Covid.
Eastbrook 1 L-R – Leena Kanhye, Samuel Ratford, Juma Shikdar
Eastbrook 2 L-R – Priya Garg, Lacey Johnson Moore, Abdulatif Ghani, Mr Frith, Hung Chen, Rizwan Ali
Eastbrook 3 L-R – Precious Imoh, Faith Francis
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