Urswick Celebrates GCSE Success!

Students and staff at The Urswick School in Paragon Road were celebrating the school’s best GCSE results since the government introduced new exam syllabuses and the one to nine grading system. 69%of students achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and 62% in Maths.

This was also the first year the school entered students for GCSE in Mandarin Chinese. 94% achieved Grade 5 or above with one student achieving a grade 9 and six students achieving a grade 8.

Domingas Mendes Nandja Uare came to the UK without being able to speak English. Today she achieved 10 GCSE grades 9-5. Domingas said “ Urswick has been an amazing journey for me, I learned to speak English as my fourth language and I have grown so much, most importantly I have learned to ‘Believe and Achieve’.

Somadina Egwuonwu, who achieved 8 GCSEs grade 9-5 said “Thank you so much to all the teachers who believed in me and said I could to it. Hard work really does pay off!”

Matilde Gomes Ocante who achieved 8 GCSE Grade 9s and an A in AS Portuguese said “Exam period was a very stressful and challenging period for me and I am very proud to have achieved the grades I have today. I would like to thank all teachers and support teachers that have helped me through this journey. All the hard work has paid off. Thank you Urswick!”

Richard Brown, Executive Head said:

“This is my twelfth year of headship and exams have definitely become more challenging during that time. These results are therefore a huge credit to the students and their families, and to Urswick’s team of teachers. Our mission statement is Believe and Achieve. Many of our children have overcome significant hurdles to achieve these results. We have always believed that they would be successful and these grades are a reflection of all their hard work. I look forward to welcoming them back into our Sixth Form where they can do even better.

Urswick’s year 10 students are already on the path to success having taken their GCSE in Religious Studies this summer. 60% achieved grade 4 or above with 28 students gaining grade 7 or above.



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