Back of the net for two Brookfields GCSE students

This year's GCSE results have seen their sharpest decline ever as the number of students gaining A*-C grades dropped 2.1 percentage points to 66.9 per cent.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 11:12 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 12:14 pm
Zinzi Ebong

But two students from Chesterfield’s Brookfield Community School have done their bit to keep the country’s performance respectable.

Olivia Fletcher scored eight As, one B and two Cs, while Zinzi Ebong racked-up four As, three A*s and four Bs.

Both said they were well chuffed with their results.

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Olivia Fletcher

“I have done better than I thought I would,” said Olivia. “I’ve been having nightmares and waking up at 5am.

“But I can out of all of the exams thinking I had done alright - I have had a set way of revising since Christmas.

“Sometimes it all went to pot and I had a few major breakdowns but it all worked out.”

Olivia now plans to attend sixth form and hopes to pursue a career in forensic criminology.

Olivia Fletcher

Zinzi said feeling well prepared for the exams had helped her confidence while sitting them.

She added: “For most of them I used my own revision methods but for triple science I read the specification online and read it like it was the Bible.

“It’s been really stressful because I felt like my parents expected a lot from me but I just forgot about that and got on with it.”

She now plans to attend sixth form, studying biology, history and English and then take a break from education.