Thursday, 23rd August 2018
9 X 9 STUDENT leads high achievers at Emanuel College
A STUDENT who gained nine top grade nines in her GCSEs led the high achievers at leading North East school
Erin Cresswell, who has achieved nine grade 9s, one grade 8 and an A^ in further maths, led 11 students who gained at least five passes at the top grade at the college in
Erin, 16, of Gateshead, whose grade 9s were in biology, chemistry, English literature, French, geography, German, maths, physics and religious education, said: “It was a lot of hard work, but I am still extremely surprised that I have done so well.
“To be honest I’m stunned to have received so many 9 grades, it’s absolutely amazing.”
She will be staying at Emmanuel to do A Levels in maths, further maths, biology and chemistry with a view to a future career in science.
Mum Heather added: “A lot of revision, effort and great teaching have gone into
Erin was closely followed by
For another student, Maab Ahmed, from
Principal Matt Waterfield said: “We are, as always, thankful for the many impressive results that students have received today and congratulate them for their achievements. Nine per cent of all grades were the coveted grade 9 qualification
“As with all schools, we are grappling with the complexity of this data, noting that this is the first year of assessment in the new reformed GCSEs for most subjects. We had some excellent highlights such as RE with 48 (or 24 per cent) grade 9s, chemistry with 65 per cent of grades being 7 or better, 57 per cent of grades at 7 or better in physics and Latin where 80 per cent of grades were 7 or better.”