Students from Deer Park School in Cirencester celebrate after receiving GCSE results
A PUPIL from Deer Park School in Cirencester couldn’t believe her eyes after finding out she had achieved 17 A* grades in her GCSE’s.
Andrea Gracia-Ochoa Lee, 16, was unable to control her excitement after tearing open the all important white envelope.
She told the Standard: “I’m really, really pleased with my results. I really wasn’t expecting to achieve this at all.
“I’ve kept thinking back to the exams and thinking that I had messed up but it’s all worked out alright.”
Andrea will enjoy the rest of her summer holidays before heading off to Pate’s Grammar School in Cheltenham to study English literature, maths, economics and history.
Jordan Selby, who joined Deer Park after a troublesome key stage three at another school, persevered against the odds to come out with some top grades.
He said: “This school has done wonders for me and I will never forget it.”
Staff at the school were also celebrating after learning that 28 per cent of all its pupils were able to walk away with at least a grade A or A* and 87 per cent of all students achieving five or more A* to C grades.
Chiquita Henson, headteacher of Deer Park School, said: “Congratulations to all pupils in our class of 2013 who achieved some outstanding results.
"They are the result of our pupils' exemplary attitudes to their learning which were noted by the team of Ofsted inspectors who visited Deer Park in June 2013."