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GCSE Results Day

Shannon Smith achieved all A*s/A!

Student Success Stories

Today marked the day 122 students from Our Lady’s Convent came to collect their fantastic GCSE results.

A whopping 92% of students achieved a 9-4 in English (that is the old style A to C) and an incredible 74% of students achieved 9-5 in English.

Hazel Boadu-Antwi


Was diagnosed with leukaemia in July 2016. She has been in hospital for the last six months, and has come into school today to collect her sterling results. Hazel is thankfully in remission now, but when thinking about her time in hospital she said, ‘All I remember is seeing my friends being productive in their studies, and it felt so frustrating to not have the energy to revise. I knew that as soon as I was out of hospital I would dedicate my time to revising and achieving amazing results.’

Amazing results is exactly what Hazel achieved, with 2 As, 1 B and 3 Cs. Her family is over the moon with her amazing progress. Her aunty and mum were crying when she told them her results over the phone, after what has been an understandably hard year for her family.

Hazel is staying on at Our Lady’s sixth form and will be studying Health & Social Care and Sociology. Her friends are so proud of how well Hazel has done, and they are celebrating by going to Thorpe Park.

OLCHS are so proud of all that Hazel has been through, and feel so happy that Hazel is healthy enough to enjoy her fantastic results.


Jennifer Kwafo: Couldn’t stop crying as she opened her incredible results 9 A*s to C


Shannon Smith: Achieved the highest grade in the entire school. Including 100% in her English Literature paper.

With 9 GCSES A*- A, including x3 9s in the new GCSE grading system, making her one of only 2000 students to achieve this.

5 pupils in OLCHS achieved all A*s to As including Shannon Smith.


Lourdes Agyeman: Achieved an incredible x10 GCSEs at A*/A

Flavia Serwaa: Achieved x5 A*s and  x4 As. Flavia will be studying biology, chemistry, French and psychology

Emily Kelly: will study English literature, psychology, history and government and politics. She achieved 9 high passes, including 5 A*s

Linda Samba (right) is staying on at OLCHS to study French, economics, English and government and politics. She achieved 9 GCSES A-C including 2 A*s

Precious Antwi (left) is staying on at OLCHS to study Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Geography. She achieved 10 high passes at GCSES including 9 A*s/A. Ayesha Shaikh is staying on at OLCHS also to study chemistry, biology, geography and psychology

Headteacher Ms Justine McDonald is overjoyed with the success of this year’s GCSE results. ‘It is so great to see the hard work and dedication of these girls pay off. They can all look forward to incredibly bright futures, with many staying on here to study for their sixth form subjects.’