Hans Price celebrates its best results
PUBLISHED: 12:15 23 August 2012 | UPDATED: 13:10 23 August 2012
SOUNDS of celebration were heard from Hans Price Academy this morning (Thurs) as the school rejoiced in gaining some of its highest marks.
The school almost doubled it percentage of high GCSE grades, with 44 per cent of students gaining A*-C.
This was a major boost from last year’s 23 per cent and headteacher Armando Di-Finizio said it is all due to the hard work of both students and staff.
He said: “Eight pupils gained eight or more As and A*s and we have exceeded our target.
“This will hopefully put us somewhere in the top percentage of improving school in the country and we are absolutely delighted with the result.
“Students have done themselves proud and the staff have been really dedicated to make sure the school is a success.
“This will definitely set a benchmark for the future.”
One of the successful students, 16-year-old Alice Ford came away from the school with a big smile when she received her results.
Alice, of Kensington Road, Weston, gained one A*, five As and two Bs.
She said: “It was a real surprise, people told me I would probably get some Cs so that’s what I was expecting.
“I’m so happy with these results and I’m planning to take A-levels in English literature and language, photography and art and design, as I would like to become a young adult fiction author.”
Another high achiever was Tom Light, aged 16, of Lewisham Grove, who gained one A*, three As and four Bs.
He said: “I feel they are really good and what I was expecting. I found the exams hard work but I feel I did well.
“I’m going to be studying at Weston College in September and plan to take maths, physics, business and physical education and I would like a career in engineering.”
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