GCSE Success Stories 2023
High achiever Marie secured a phenomenal 9999999887 in her GCSEs and is looking forward to studying A Level Physics, Maths and Economics at sixth form. She praises her teachers for always providing the motivation she needed and for helping her realise her full potential. The former Southwark Park Primary School pupil strives to obtain a place at Oxbridge in the future and dreams of being Prime Minister one day!
My advice to younger students is to focus on yourself and don’t compare yourself to other people. Most importantly have fun and enjoy your secondary school years. Notre Dame provides an amazing environment to help you grow and succeed.
Philipa discovered her hard work and resilience paid off when she opened her results to reveal an impressive 9999998776. The former John Donne Primary School pupil is now off to study A Level Maths, Sociology and Economics at St Michael’s Catholic College, and hopes to pursue a career in accounting.
The highlight of my time at Notre Dame has to be today – receiving my results after years of hard work. I am extremely grateful to my teachers for going above and beyond to motivate me and help me achieve the grades I needed for the next step of my educational journey.
With a passion for the justice system and ensuring people’s voices are heard, Kieana has huge aspirations to read Law at Harvard or Yale University in America. Having attained an exceptional 9999888776 in her GCSEs, she is off to Newham College to study Psychology, Philosophy, English Literature and History at A Level.
The former Turnham Primary School pupil commented:
The teachers at Notre Dame are incredibly supportive and are always on hand to provide you with personalised advice and guidance – they really care for you as an individual. My advice to younger students is to believe in yourselves as you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Head Girl Paula is overjoyed to have achieved 9988876665 in her GCSEs including an 8 in RE that she took a year early! She is looking forward to studying English, History and Psychology at A Level, and has her sights set on attending a Russell Group university before pursuing a career in journalism.
The former Crawford Primary School pupil commented:
I have grown in confidence during my time at Notre Dame thanks to the various extracurricular activities I was encouraged to get involved in. From the South London Citizens project and Newsletter Committee to netball club and the Gospel Choir, I have broadened my horizons and gained a wide range of skills for the future.
Liberty was beyond ecstatic to have attained a fantastic set of results: 9888887776. She is off to DLD College London to study A Level Classics, English and History before hopefully specialising in Classics at King’s College London. The former All Saints Primary School pupil aspires to be a successful lawyer in the future.
I would without a doubt recommend Notre Dame because you are guaranteed to get brilliant teachers here – they are amazing! The support you receive both within and outside the classroom is second to none. I particularly enjoyed visits from industry professionals, universities and former Notre Dame students – they were motivating and inspirational to us all.
Ewurakua desires to secure a place at the University of Harvard or Cambridge in the future to pursue a career in Law. She was delighted to have achieved an excellent set of results, including 8887766. She commends the school for pushing her to achieve beyond what she thought possible whilst also caring about her wellbeing.
I arrived at Notre Dame in Year 10 and cannot thank the school enough for welcoming me with open arms. There is a real sense of family and community here. My teachers provided the right amount of challenge and support, and I am grateful to have made some friends for life.
Isata and Victoria were overjoyed with their GCSE results. Isata is off to study A Level Biology, Chemistry and Sociology at sixth form and has ambitions to enter a career in Dentistry; whilst Victoria dreams of pursuing a career in Forensic Psychology after completing her A Levels in Biology, Psychology and Sociology. The girls praised their supportive teachers, the range of resources available and interventions for helping them achieve their goals. Their advice to younger students would be “to start revising early!”.