GCSE Results Day 2012
Harlington Community School GCSE Results.
Following on from last week's outstanding 'A' Level results, Harlington Community School is pleased to announce its best ever GCSE Results, of 52% for 5A* - C including English and Mathematics, a 14% improvement on last year's results. The 5A* - C measure has also improved from 65% last year to 76%.
Notable success stories include twins Farah and Fyizah Mohammed, who between them achieved 18 A* and A grades, Dipak Bulsara, who achieved 9A* and A grades, and Rebecca Fryer and Rina Bindra, who achieved 16 and 15 A* - C grades respectively.
Farah and Fyizah Mohammed
Farah, "I think studying so closely together helped us to get these results. I know twins can be competitive and we enjoyed trying to beat each other's grades during the course but we also gave each other terrific support. I am so delighted and definitely plan to study 'A' levels at Harlington as it's such a high achieving sixth form."
Fyizah, "I was so relieved when I saw my results. It was a double celebration as my sister did equally as well. If one of us hadn't it would not have been such a sweet success. I want to study Medicine and knew I needed good results, having this goal definitely made me work harder."
"I worked very hard towards these exams. My father came from Tanzania in his early 20's as he did not have the opportunity of continuing his education in East Africa. He has taught me the value of a good education and I want to continue my 'A' levels at Harlington and study medicine at university. It's a bonus that one of the top 10% of 'A' level providers is on my doorstep!"
"15 A*-C grades means I can continue with my plan to study Law at university. I will be staying on at Harlington and was especially pleased with my Maths 'A' grade as Ms Gaffney helped me improve my skills with a lot of extra lessons after school."
"I am thrilled with my GCSE results, 8 higher grade passes means I can continue my sports studies. I have been training with Chelsea Under 17's Woman's Football and have played for the England Woman's Youth Squad."
"16 A*-C grades is fantastic! I looked straight at my English result as I want to study to be an English teacher. I am glad Harlington seem to have bucked the trend according to the media and improved their English results this year. I will definately stay on for sixth form as the pass rates are so good."
Headteacher Liz Horrigan, praised students for recognising and pursuing the value of academically rigorous subjects, and the tenacity and hard work that has enabled students to fulfill their potential.
Liz Horrigan, Headteacher 23rd August 2012