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GCSEasy as A*, A, B, C' for Oaklands!

PUBLISHED: 15:08 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:33 05 October 2010


Picture: Spencer Griffiths

Picture: Spencer Griffiths

Spencer Griffiths

SCREAMS of joy filled the corridors at Oaklands Secondary School on Thursday (August 21) as pupils ripped open their envelopes to find out their GCSE results. Bethnal Green's science-specialist school had its best results yet with a 100 per cent passes and 74 per cent getting A* to C grades. More than a quarter of the 113 pupils received A* and A with Chemistry, Physics and Biology showing the highest marks

Gemma Collins

SCREAMS of joy filled the corridors at Oaklands Secondary School on Thursday (August 21) as pupils ripped open their envelopes to find out their GCSE results.

Bethnal Green's science-specialist school had its best results yet with a 100 per cent passes and 74 per cent getting A* to C grades.

More than a quarter of the 113 pupils received A* and A with Chemistry, Physics and Biology showing the highest marks.

Matt Kavanagh got an A* in Biology, three As, three Bs, a C and a D. Now he is going to La Swap College in Kentish Town, north Lonon, to study A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, Drama and Maths.

The 16-year-old from Columbia-road in Bethnal Green said: "I'm feeling really happy, especially about Biology -I did work hard for these results."

Headteacher Patrice Canavan was over the moon with her pupils, showing how well she has organised the courses.

"I am thrilled with the achievements of staff and the kids," she said.

"But there is still lots to do and a lot to work on-we're not complacent as there is always room for improvement."

AHMED NOTCHES UP 9 A*s

WANNABE doctor Mahfuj Ahmed was among the top of his year after scoring an amazing nine A*s and four As.

The 16-year-old Oaklands School pupil who lives on Bethnal Green's Hadrian's Estate nearby was not the only one to be blown away by his results.

"I rang my dad and told him and then he said okay and put the phone down," he said.

"But then he rang me back as it must have sunk in. He was just shocked.

"I do feel good about it because I worked really hard for them.

"I'm surprised with English because the whole way through school I have been doing badly because I don't do any reading.

"But it is really nice to see my friends get similar grades."

And now he could be on his way to living out his dream of being a doctor, with plans to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics at City & Islington College.

"I have always wanted to be a doctor," he added. !"My gran told me before she died that she wanted that.

"Now I feel I have the foundation to work on."

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS FOR TAHSIN AND ASMA

BEST friends Tahsin Mojumader and Asma Begum have been having sleepless nights thinking about their results day.

But when the 16-year-old classmates ripped open their envelopes at Bethnal Green's Oaklands Secondary they were not disappointed.

Tahsin achieved 8A*s, 3As and 1B and Asma got 6A*s and 6As and they will both be studying for A-levels at City & Islington College with the hope of eventually becoming doctors.

"We wanted the results a week ago and then yesterday I just didn't want to get them," Tahsin admitted.

"We revised together until midnight. I am really happy for Asma. She deserves it so much as she worked so hard.

"We have always both wanted to be doctors and now we are going to be doing it together all the way."

Asma admitted having sleepless nights.

She said: "I got the grades that I wanted. I have been having sleepless nights and counting down the days until today.

"I worked hard for it.

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