GCSE results 2019: Crest Academy pupils 'excel' with 'impressive results'
PUBLISHED: 09:04 23 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:59 23 August 2019
A Neasden secondary school pupil who scored a string of top GCSEs has thanked teachers for getting her low grades back up.
Humayrah Amod achieved a 9 in maths, A* in further maths, a run of 7s and 8s and one grade 6 in chemistry while at the Crest Academy in Crest Road.
The school, formed in a merger of the borough's only two non-faith single-sex schools, John Kelly Boys' and Girls', was put under special measures in February 2015 after failing an Ofsted inspection - but rated "good" just a year later.
Humayrah said: "When I was first told to choose a high school, I heard bad rumours about Crest Academy due to how it was when it was named John Kelly.
"However, Crest is actually a really comfortable and supportive environment and it offers all the help you need to succeed with your GCSEs. I am proud to be a Crest student."
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She added: "There was a point where my grades seemed to drop but they helped me get my grades back up and didn't give up on me so I am really grateful."
The 16-year-old hopes to pursue a career in computer science by taking four A-levels at Wembley High Technology College or Ark Academy.
School staff said pupils have "excelled" in this year's GCSE exams scoring "impressive results".
Thirty nine per cent of pupils scored 5 and above in English and maths, and 60pc 4 and above.
Highlights included 99pc grade 4 and above in triple science, 74pc grade 4 and above in economics, while 100pc achieved a grade B and above in further maths.
Head Cristalina Fernandes said: "It is testament to the hard work of our students and academy staff that so many have achieved such brilliant GCSE results."