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Bradley Stoke girl makes her mark in politics

Posted on Saturday 16th January 2016 at 10:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Neha Meta on the set of the BBC Politics Show West. L-r: James Grey MP, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, Neha Mehta and David Garmston.

Last year (2015) turned out to be quite a year for Bradley Stoke resident Neha Mehta, an A-level student at The Red Maids’ School. It started with her being elected Bristol Youth Mayor in February, saw her achieve a straight set of A* grades at GCSE in August and ended with a BBC television appearance!

After a whirlwind year as Youth Mayor, it was hard for Neha to think of the main highlights but, she said, “Sitting on the Learning City Partnership Board, chaired by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson and the Vice-Chancellor of UWE was certainly one of them. The group aims to make Bristol a ‘City of Learning’ for all ages, not just young people in full time education and I really support that ethos.”

In November, Neha attended the Mayor’s Annual Lecture where George Ferguson spoke about the future of Bristol and the impact of the city’s status as the 2015 Green Capital of Europe. Neha herself then addressed the audience, speaking of her efforts to continue the Green Capital legacy and her vision of what she hopes Bristol will look like in 2020.

Another highlight was attending the annual sitting of the Youth Parliament at Exeter University in July and also attending the Business Summit for Bristol as the Green Capital in October.

“Attending these meetings and events has given me a real insight into the democratic process involved when making decisions about the future of our city.”

More: Appearance on the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show »

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Straight A*s at GCSE for Bradley Stoke girl

Posted on Thursday 17th September 2015 at 8:15 am by SH (Editor)

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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