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GCSE results 2019: Brazilian girls among top scorers at Queen's Park Community School

PUBLISHED: 09:25 23 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:14 23 August 2019

GCSE high achievers a Queen's Park Community School clockwise from front: Lola Jempji, Sara Ahmed, Dasharn Dennis, Ali Majathi, Harvey Wilson, Alice Rogerson, Anita Parsons Solomon and Riley Russell. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

GCSE high achievers a Queen's Park Community School clockwise from front: Lola Jempji, Sara Ahmed, Dasharn Dennis, Ali Majathi, Harvey Wilson, Alice Rogerson, Anita Parsons Solomon and Riley Russell. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

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Foreign students at Queen's Park Community School celebrated "remarkable achievements" in their GCSEs.

Top scoring pupils Leila Enoki, Ana Morales, Fernanda Pereira from Queen's Park Community School. Picture: Judith Enright.Top scoring pupils Leila Enoki, Ana Morales, Fernanda Pereira from Queen's Park Community School. Picture: Judith Enright.

A trio of overseas students at Queen's Park Community School celebrated "remarkable achievements" in their GCSEs.

Leila Enoki, Ana Morales and Fernanda Pereira arrived in London from Brazil just two years ago and joined the Aylestone Avenue school's EAL programme.

Despite arriving in the UK never having learnt any English, Leila secured 11 GCSEs including four 9s and an A*. Fernanda and Ana both achieved a top grade of 8 with nine and 11 qualifications respectively.

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Head Judith Enright said there were "lots of celebrations" at QPCS, adding 86.7pc of students passed English at grade 4 or above.

More than one in 10 got top grades 8 or 9 in maths or English.

Harvey Wilson and friend Anisha both got seven 9s, two 8s, and a 7; and Dasharn Dennis got five 9s, three 8s and two 7s.

Lola Jempji said: "The teachers are so supportive. It's their hard work plus our hard work that has allowed us to excel in all our subjects and we are so grateful."

Amira Ahmed of Queen's Park Community School gets GCSE results. Picture: Jonathan GoldbergAmira Ahmed of Queen's Park Community School gets GCSE results. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

Ms Enright said: "QPCS students' results are a celebration of the diversity of our community. The staff and students have worked really hard, as Lola said, and that has led to another set of excellent results."

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