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.”

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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.”