16-year-old achieves nine A*s in GCSEs

Borehamwood Times: 16-year-old achieves nine A*s in GCSEs 16-year-old achieves nine A*s in GCSEs

A 16-year-old was “relieved” after ripping open his results to find he had achieved nine A*s in his GCSE exams.

Joshua Peters, a student at Yavneh College in Hillside Avenue, Elstree, also found out he had achieved one A grade, ending months of nervous panic.

The 16-year-old said: “I convinced my exams had gone really badly, but after they were over I just forgot about them.


“But last week when I realised I still had to pick up my results I really began to stress. It was so nerve racking, the night before I barely slept a wink.”


Joshua said his Geography teacher, Mr Hodgkinson, and his English teacherMiss Lovett, “inspired” him to strive for A* grades in the two subjects.


He added: “The teachers were always there for you if you need a bit of extra exam help, they were all incredible. I could not have done this without them.”


Josh is now looking forward to studying geography, history, English literature and biology to A-level at the high school next year.


“It is a relief to have done so well and my parents were absolutely thrilled. After all that panic, it is nice to be able to relax now.”


Ninety-four per cent of pupils at the school achieved five or more grades at A* to C, up from 87 per cent.


Dr Dena Coleman, head teacher at the school, said: “I am delighted that the unwavering focus on teaching and learning at Yavneh College has enabled us to surpass the national trend and achieve even better results than last year.”
 

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12:49pm Tue 28 Aug 12

NewTeacher says...

Yavneh College is in BOREHAMWOOD not Elstree!!! Why the need to say everything good is in Elstree?? Borehamwood has a lot going for it too!! Give us credit where its due please!!!
Yavneh College is in BOREHAMWOOD not Elstree!!! Why the need to say everything good is in Elstree?? Borehamwood has a lot going for it too!! Give us credit where its due please!!! NewTeacher

10:51pm Thu 30 Aug 12

studio 70 says...

I doubt very much that Josh said

“I convinced my exams had gone really badly, but after they were over I just forgot about them.

Come on Slater get your act together.
I doubt very much that Josh said “I convinced my exams had gone really badly, but after they were over I just forgot about them. Come on Slater get your act together. studio 70

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