Students at The Quest Academy have produced the school’s best ever set of GCSE results!

Particular congratulations must go to Quest’s top performer, Oumie Sey who achieved an astonishing five 9s and four 8s. Oumie said, “I’m so happy knowing that everything I’ve done since Year 9 has paid off. I have learnt that when you sacrifice a few things you can get to where you want to be. I have thoroughly enjoyed Quest; it has helped me to grow. The teachers gave me one-to-one support and this support system has got me through. My peer group have motivated each other and spurred each other on.” Oumie plans to go on to study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with a view to studying medicine in the future.

Quest’s students have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic disruptions of the last few years. The excellent grades achieved by the overwhelming majority of students mean that they have control and choice over the next steps they choose to take in their educational journey. For most, this will mean continuing their 7-year journey into Quest6, the academy’s Sixth Form.

Hephzibah Aderinwale achieved an impressive two 9s, two 8s, and three 7s. When asked about her time at Quest, Hephzibah said, “Honestly, I did better than I expected! It’s my teachers that have got me here. They want the grades as much as we do.” She is going on to study A Levels in Sociology, Maths and History.

Noreen Khawaja achieved a 9, five 8s and two 7s and now wants to study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. Noreen said, “I didn’t realise that this would be the result – I’m delighted! I have really enjoyed my time here and I am so grateful to the teachers and thank them from the bottom of my heart. Year 11 was tough but the teachers helped us through.”

Sheryl Boaitey also deserves a mention having achieved five 8s, two 7s and two 6s and is now looking forward to studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths before training in medicine to become a surgeon. She said, “I’m happy with these results. It’s a very supportive school and the teachers and staff have prepared us from the beginning. But it was hard work that got me here and I was focussed on this day knowing that I wanted to do well.”

Principal Andy Crofts said, ““Today we celebrate with our students what are our best ever GCSE results. What this indicates to me is that our students approached their post-pandemic learning with grit and determination, working with staff and their families to make sure that they got the grades that they deserved – well done to everyone who is receiving those results today and we look forward to seeing most of them back in Quest6 in September, continuing their seven year journey with us.”