Long Field Academy pupils celebrate their success

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Long Field celebrated it’s GCSE results this year with 53 per cent of students achieving five A*s to C including English and Mathematics despite the drop in English grades nationally.

The school, which became an academy in September 2012, last year saw 67 per cent of students achieved five A*s to C, including English and Mathematics.

This year’s top achievers included Millie Walker, of Syston and Subodhi Jayakody, of Melton.

Millie is looking forward to studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Politics at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College in Leicester after gaining 13 A*s and As.

Millie, who put the secret of her success down to studying really hard at home for months, said: “I am really happy and over the moon that I did much better than I expected.”

Subodhi said she was surprised but thrilled after achieving 12 A*s and As and an A* at the extended AS Extended Project. She is to study Sciences at Loughborough.

Also celebrating was twin, Alisha Brown, of Melton, who collected her results with her mum Andrea and sister Abi.

Alisha burst into tears when the envelope was opened revealing she had got one A*, five As, five Bs and two Cs.

Proud mum Andrea added: “My girls have done really well and I’m so made up for 
them both.”

Alisha, who said she was going to Rutland County College, will study Performing Arts.

Francesca Powis, of Great Dalby, was pleased her hard work had paid off after getting two As, nine Bs and a C.

Francesca, who will be going on to study Biology, Psychology and Media at MV16, said: “Some of my results were higher than I expected and some were lower but overall I am chuffed to bits.”

Nerves were also jangling on results day for Adam Benzie, of Melton, who was delighted to discover he’d done better than expected.

He said: “I opened my results alone to find I had two As, six Bs and one C.”

Jack Griffin, of Frisby, was looking forward to celebrating with friends after getting one A, three Bs and three Cs. He is going on to study Sport at Loughborough College.

Another happy pupil who exceeded his expectations was Tommy Smith who got six As, two Bs and distinctions in Sport and ICT. He has aspirations to go to university but will be going on to study 
A-levels at MV16.

Jill Hislop, Executive Principal, said “We are proud of our curriculum offer that enables students to be stretched and achieve beyond what would normally be expected at their age.

“Some students have achieved exceptionally well and we are proud of the hard work of both the students and staff in achieving this.

“We are fully committed to ensuring that we continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that allows success for all students.”




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