Early bird students celebrate top marks

NRHNBE120312a2, Aldercar community and language college, early gcse results. Connor Weston, Callum Parkin, Fiona Kirby and James Smith.
NRHNBE120312a2, Aldercar community and language college, early gcse results. Connor Weston, Callum Parkin, Fiona Kirby and James Smith.

SUPER clever students who sat their GCSEs and A-Levels early received amazing results in Aldercar and Selston.

Pupils who sat exams in January because they were ahead of their fellow classmates received their results last week and wowed teachers with their results.

A group of 14 students took papers early at Aldercar Community Language College.

Callum Parkin, 16, of Upper Dunstead Road in Aldercar, received a 100 per cent mark in his biology AS Level exam.

And talented Fiona Kirkby, 16, of Brampton Avenue, Heanor, achieved an A* grade in biology, English language and maths GCSEs.

Deputy principal Chris McGraw called the students’ performances ‘exceptional’.

Meanwhile students in Year 11 at Selston Arts and Community College received the college’s best ever set of GCSE results.

107 students sat the examination in January and 83 per cent achieved the gold standard of A* to C, compared to only 67 per cent achieving this measure nationally.

Headteacher Kevin Gaiderman said: “They all should be very proud of what they had achieved.

“These results show what Selston students can achieve.

“Nationally 50,000 students entered early for GCSEs and Selston students performed considerably higher than other schools.”

Staff worked hard to build up students’ confidence in preparation for the exams putting on lessons after school and even on a Saturday morning.

n At Kimberley Comprehensive School, maths students did particularly well after sitting the first two units of their maths papers at A Level and AS Level.

Two students, Cole Marriott and Lucy Minckley got 100 per cent in their first A-Level maths papers and the whole group of seven students sitting maths AS Level got As.