Straight A*s at GCSE for Bradley Stoke girl

A BradleyRed Maids' School GCSE results: Neha Mehta (centre) celebrates with her mother Sapna and younger sister Niki, also a Red Maid. Stoke girl who attends Red Maids’ School in Bristol has recorded straight A*s in her recent GCSE examinations.

Neha Mehta, 16, is one of three students at the school to achieve a full set of ten or more A*s in all of their GCSE and IGCSE subjects, while the school as a whole saw more than a quarter of all students – 26.5% – receiving ten or more A* or A grades.

Neha ran for public office during her GCSE studies to serve as a Youth Mayor for Bristol and was duly elected in February. She will go on to study maths, chemistry, economics and geography at A-level at Red Maids’ in September.

Neha said: “I feel amazing. I only have the school, my parents and teachers to thank.”

The Year 11 group also includes three sets of twins – the Lindsays, Taylors and Watts – who between them secured more than 50 A* or A grades. Georgia Watts achieved A*s in all 10 subjects.

Of all GCSE entries, just under two thirds – 65.5% – achieved the top A* or A grade, while 34% were a straight A*.

Furthermore, 87% of all entries gained an A*, A or B grade.

Headmistress Isabel Tobias said:

“Our GCSE students have maintained the excellent standards that are a hallmark of a Red Maids’ education.”

“We look forward to welcoming the girls back in September when they begin their Sixth Form studies, together with those who are joining us from other schools.”

It was the first time modern foreign languages (MFL) had been examined at IGCSE level at Red Maids’ and with excellent results: taking French, Spanish and German together, 66% of all entries won A* or A grades, with the figure rising to 79% in German alone.

In English Literature IGCSE, 77% of results were graded A* or A, and in Further Mathematics four students gained an A* grade, including one who achieved the AQA board’s additional accolade of A* with distinction.

By subjects, other highlights include:

  • Latin, where 82% of entries won A* or A grades
  • Textiles, in which 91% of all entries were an A* or A, and
  • PE, in which all students received A* or A grades.

Photo: Neha Mehta (centre) celebrates with her mother Sapna and younger sister Niki, also a Red Maid.

This article originally appeared in the September 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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