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And in other great news, former student Lauren has just gained a first for her first year studying Chinese at university! Keep it going Lauren!


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Thanks to , 115 students got a GCSE in Mandarin yesterday – with well over half getting a Grade 7 or higher!


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Congratulations and well done to all students collecting their results for the Chinese GCSE today! More than 100 students across have opened doors to fantastic opportunities for their future. 👏👏


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So, sooooo proud of every single person getting their GCSE results today. Whether you smashed it or they didn’t go quite as expected, we all worked hard for our grades and that’s what counts. Also, life isn’t over! That piece of paper does not determine your whole future💚


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Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement.


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Zainab delighted with her results today, Grade 7 and 8s across the board. Well done.


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Congratulations to our students on their superb GCSE results! “I want to congratulate every one of our outgoing Year 11 on their exceptional results which reflect their hard work and commitment to their studies." Mr Groves, Principal. Find out more


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Harris Invictus Academy Congratulations to Year 11, on their GCSE results. First ever students at Invictus, celebrating our first ever set of results. The students have done remarkably well. A fantastic achievement for Invictus. .


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Congratulations!! So proud South Norwood's Finest!


Wonderful GCSE results at Harris South Norwood where 78% gained a 4+ in English and 30% of all 318 students achieved the Ebacc.


Ms Bushay with Croydon Deputy Youth Mayor Shea (right) & Nasira who both got a full set of grades at 8 or better. Nasira (left) achieved six grade 9s! Wonderful achievements


Students collecting their superb results at GCSE this morning - here is Alicia with her four grade 9s in Biology, Geography, English Language & Literature and four other 8s


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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success.


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Having a tour of the new building. It’s so open and amazing, can’t wait for the official opening in September!


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If you are looking for a university place has a guide today full of advice. Top of the bill is this by Andrew Halls, head of one of our top schools


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🎉Congratulations Esther👏- we look forward to seeing you in October!


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We're looking forward to welcoming her to the UCL . Well done on your fantastic achievements, Sawida. We hope you will continue to do well. See you in a few weeks.


Retweetd From Liz

What a fantastic result for Eliana, she’s a super student- you’re very lucky to have her, what an achiever

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Posted on September 2nd 2019

GCSE success at Harris Academy South Norwood


2019 has been another successful year for GCSE results at Harris Academy South Norwood.  


In summary: 

  • 60% of students achieved at least five GCSEs including English and maths; 

  • 78% of students achieved a Grade 4 pass or higher in English and 62% did so in maths; 

  • The EBacc remains strong and considerably higher than last year’s national average at 30%. 


58 students took triple science, with 9% of entries achieving the new ‘super’ Grade 9, which is equivalent to an A**. 7% of English entries were awarded a Grade 9.  


Bucking the unfortunate national decline in students opting to study a foreign language, the reverse is happening at Harris South Norwood. Nearly 300 Year 11 students studied at least one modern foreign language GCSE: 

  • 80% of students who opted for Mandarin, a highly challenging language to master, secured a Grade 5 or above;  

  • 95% of students taking Portuguese and 90% of students taking Italian for a Grade 6 or above; 

  • 9 students achieved the highest possible Grade 9 in Spanish.  


We would like to congratulate everyone who received results this morning and to single out the following members of our school:  

  • Nasira Tejan-Franken and Alfie Ollett both gained an incredible 6 Grade 9s; both will be among the highest achieving students in England;  

  • Along with Nasire, both Alicia Artenie and Jearnen Gubatan gained Grade 9s in both English Language and English Literature and have strong futures ahead of them in the study of English. 12 students gained Grade 8 or better in English Literature and Language.    

  • The future of engineering seems strong, too, at Harris South Norwood with Alliyah Nakadiyan, Mohamed Fadi Valappil, Alexander Van Luipen each getting Grade 9s in both Physics and Mathematics 

  • Elected Croydon Deputy Youth Mayor, Shea Williams, gained a remarkable seven Grade 8s and three Grade 9s alongside her peers of whom 16 other students gained a full set of top grades at GCSE (Grade 7 or better).  


Nick Soar, Executive Principal of Harris Academy South Norwood, said: 


“Today’s results reflect the many, many hours of hard work that our students have dedicated to their exams. They can feel justifiably proud of a strong set of results.   


“I am particularly pleased with our students’ amazing achievements in Computer Science where 80% of students passed and in languages, with almost 300 entries in modern foreign language GCSE. They achieved a strong set of results across a challenging and diverse set of languages, including Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian. We are an outward facing school whose students are looking to the future.  


“Well done, congratulations and thank you to all students, as well as the inspirational teachers and parents who supported them through their examinations.”  

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