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Hard work pays off for GCSE student with surprise results
Hard work has paid off for an Enfield student who achieved 11 A*s to Cs in her GCSEs.
Oasis Academy student Jessica Harris picked up her results this morning with her mother Patricia Rodway.
The 16-year-old, from Sandhurst Road in Edmonton, spent an average of five hours a day revising for her exams in a bid to do as well as possible.
Miss Harris was unsure what she was going to achieve, but her grades are far better than she ever imagined.
She said: “I think I’m in shock at the moment, I am very happy. It is a lot better than I was expecting.”
“I struggled with psychology at first so I did lots of revision and the teacher helped me with it – I made sure to give myself lots of extra time to prepare for my exams.”
After focussing on her problem subject, she said she is thrilled to have achieved a grade C at GCSE.
The dedicated student would like to become a secondary school teacher, perhaps at Oasis Academy, in the future.
Miss Harris missed a C in maths by just a couple of marks, but will re-take her exam at the next opportunity.
Ms Rodway said: “I am really proud, extremely proud of here. She has done fantastically – I am so pleased for her.”
However, she thinks her daughter will find the transition from GCSEs to A-Levels, which she will take at the academy in Innova Business Park in Mollison Avenue, quite tough.
She added: “I think she will find next year a lot more hard work than it has been. If she thinks this was hard, then next year is going to be harder.”