Smiles, tears of joy, hugs, laughter, and celebrating together- everything that was missing from results day last year, and all things we are very grateful to be able to share together this year. Students at Oasis Academy Coulsdon came into collect their GCSE results on Thursday 12th August after two years of uncertainty and disrupted learning to their GCSE studies. However, this was not reflected in the envelopes students came in to collect, instead they were presented with grades that truly reflected the hard work, resilience, and dedication they have shown to their studies; results they can be truly proud of.
Keerthi Mahesh had cause for celebration as he received ten grade 9s and one grade 8, including grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths which will serve him well as he goes on to study them as A Level in the hopes of one day studying medicine at University. After opening his results, Keerthi said “I would like to thank my teachers for their support. It has been stressful, but they have been with us all the way”.
Twins, Gurmehek and Gurinayat Kaur, secured an outstanding set of results between them, including 18 grade 9s, two grade 8s, and two grade 7s. The girls’ results have secured them their places at Eshar College and hope to one day to go on to study Interior Design and Maths courses. Hamish Walker also secured a fantastic set of results achieving five grade 9s, four grade 8s, and two grade 7s which will see him able to begin his chosen AS levels in Maths, Economics and Business at Reigate College.
Some of the biggest smiles on the day came from Sewa Badejo who made outstanding progress from when she joined the Academy in Year 7. Sewa far exceeded her predicted grades from Key Stage 2 as she was awarded eight Grade 9s, including English Language, Maths, and Science, and a Grade 8 in English Literature, a set of results which truly reflects her her hard work and determination. These grades have secured her place at Wallington Girls where she will go on to study Biology, Chemistry, and Maths and would one day like to go on to University to study medicine. Charley Cumber also exceeded her KS3 predicted grades as she secured a Grade 9 in Food & Nutrition and Grade 8 in Geography. Montrel Brown has also achieved results that will see him secure his place at Bromley Football College where he will go on to study BTEC Sport. Montel’s GCSE years have been harder for him than most, and his set of results are a testament to his character and determination to achieve his goals.
Finally, we were really pleased to see Mrs Clark opening her results for her Maths GCSE. Mrs Clark achieved a grade 5 which she sat in order to finish her qualification in teaching. Mrs Clark is proof that it is never too late to achieve your goals and live your dreams, and we are extremely proud of what she has achieved.
After another year without formal exams sat by students, there is still plenty to celebrate and be proud of, Catrin Green, Principal, said “I could not be happier for our students today. They have all received the grades they deserve, and they have all achieved what they need to go on and study their chosen courses beyond GCSE. They are a remarkable group of young people, and I have no doubt that their experience of the past two years will only help them to forge even more determination and resilience in achieving their future goals”.