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Updated: Feb 24, 2021

Year 11 students at the Royal Harbour Academy have coped well with the difficult circumstances this year and there have been some creditable performances. Students were welcomed back to the school to collect their results within allocated time slots. They were greeted by their teachers, who they haven’t seen since March, who congratulated them as they walked down the red carpet to collect their results; it truly felt like a day of celebration. Teacher, Sam Wall, who oversees Cultural Capital at the Royal Harbour Academy, also marked the occasion by arranging for t-shirts to be printed for each of the Year 11 students, as they obviously missed out on the shirt-signing milestone at the end of term.

Top performing students include: Daisy Supple, who secured 9 GCSEs including four 9s, an 8, and a 7. When Daisy received her results she said, “I am absolutely over the moon with my results. I was getting so nervous with the new grading system introduced but I’m so happy. I am planning to go to Sixth Form at the Royal Harbour Academy to study the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, with English, Public Services and Anthropology as my chosen subjects. I can’t wait.”

Alex Sabau gained 9 GCSEs, including two 8s and three 7s, and will be going to UCA to study Creative Arts.

Alex said, “I’m shaking as I’m so excited – I’m speechless and happy and obviously proud”.

Jayden Weaving Burns was awarded 10 GCSEs, including three 8s and two 7s.

Jayden said, “I will be attending Royal Harbour Academy Sixth Form to study the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme and I am very happy with the results that I’ve attained.”

Headteacher, Simon Pullen, was pleased with how Year 11 performed, “I am proud of how our students have worked over the course of their time in Key Stage 4 and especially proud of the resilience they showed during lockdown. Students have secured some excellent results which is testament to their hard work and the professionalism of their teachers.”

Other notable students include: Cornell Green, who gained 7 GCSEs, including two 6s and a 5, and stated, “I’m feeling nervous but a bit confident. I’m planning on going to Chatham and Clarendon to do A-Levels.”

Lillie Riseborough told us, “I was feeling anxious beforehand, but I’m now feeling relieved and excited. I’m going on to study Health and Social Care at Broadstairs College.”

Kamile Nokaite was particularly pleased with her English result and stated, “I’ve been at RHA for 5 years and when I joined, I wasn’t the best in English and I struggled a lot. With the help of my incredible English teachers I have been improving and working hard. In the end I have got a 7 and I can’t be more proud of my accomplishment.”

Paul Johnson, Head of Upper Site, stated, “I would like to say well done to all our Year 11 students who have worked so hard this year, especially during these uncertain times. I would also like to thank staff for their huge commitment in helping the students. I am looking forward to many of our students staying with us in our successful 6th Form"

Mickey Capeling, Head of Year 11 said, “Year 11 were an amazing year group who constantly set themselves high aspirations and were hugely motivated to succeed in order to progress onto their chosen career path. The students were mature and focussed, and as a result, managed to achieve a great set of results which were thoroughly deserved. It was a genuine pleasure to work with these students throughout the year and I wish them every success for the future.”

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