GSCE results: girls of Mount Carmel, in Archway, celebrating after ‘amazing’ results

Kim Ho

Kim Ho - Credit: Archant

The girls of Mount Carmel school, in Archway, were celebrating after they scooped what their head teacher described as an “amazing” set of results.

Temi Oleyede

Temi Oleyede - Credit: Archant

In total, 64 per cent of students at the Holland Walk secondary achieved five or more A to C grades including English and maths - a whopping 24 per cent jump from last year.

Melanie Deb

Melanie Deb - Credit: Archant

Paul Kehoe, head of the school said; “I am so proud of them, they have all worked extremely hard. There are 12 girls who only got A’s and A*s and we have one girl who joined us from Russia in 2009 who got 15 GCSE’s, all A* and As. I don’t know how she did it.”

Among the many smiling students this morning was Melanie Deb, 16, who got A*s in religious education, sciences and sociology, As in Spanish, English language and literature and statistics and a B in maths.

She said: “I was fairly relaxed actually, because I knew I had put a lot of work in. These results mean I can go off to college now.”

Sixteen-year-old Kim Ho managed A*s in maths, sciences and English language with As in religious education, history, English language, Spanish and statistics.

She said: “I was really surprised, I didn’t think I would get any A*s, but I did study hard. I have been so nervous, struggling to sleep, so this is a real relief.”

Most Read

Temi Oleyede was another high-flyer with A*s in biology and chemistry, As in physics, religious education and English language and literature and Bs in maths and drama.

The 16-year-old said she “couldn’t believe” her results.

“I wasn’t expecting that,” she said. “I was really nervous. A few of us were trying to guess our grades by working out which questions we had got wrong. I was over thinking it and I thought I had done quite a few wrong - I was so scared.

“I told my mum and she is so happy. Now I can relax and enjoy the rest of my summer.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter