Radclyffe’s pride at pupils’ star showing

Date published: 22 August 2014

GCSE RESULTS: RADCLYFFE school pupils and staff are celebrating their best ever GCSE results.

Students achieved 142 A* grades, up 29 per cent on last year. And there was a 20 per cent rise in pupils achieving A grades.

Twenty nine per cent of pupils achieved A* or A in English — 10 per cent above the national average — and 66 per cent got A*-C in maths.

Afsara Kawsar was the top performing girl with nine A*s and two As. She said: “I am absolutely over the moon. I knew I had worked hard but I didn’t expect to have done so well. My biggest surprise is the A* for French.”

Afsara will now study chemistry, biology, maths and English literature in Hulme grammar school’s sixth form.

Top performing boy Hasnain Aslam got six A*s, four As and two Bs. He will attend Oldham Sixth Form College to study maths, chemistry, physics and ICT.

He said: “I want to go into engineering as a career so I am really chuffed I got the results I needed. It’s not fair when people say exams are getting easier; they don’t feel easy when you are sitting them. I worked hard to get these results.”

Head teacher Hardial Hayer said: “We are delighted with the record results our fabulous students have achieved.”