Thirteen proves  lucky for students taking exams

Thirteen proves lucky for students taking exams

21st August 2014


THIRTEEN proved to be a lucky number for students taking their GCSE exams.

A group of sixteen pupils at Carmel College, Darlington, spent a gruelling seven hours in the exam room on May 13.

But their valiant efforts proved to have been worthwhile yesterday when they helped the college buck the national trend by achieving outstanding GCSE results.

Among the top achievers, twins Iona and Mairi O’Shea achieved a total of 22 GCSEs including seven A* grades and 15 A grades. Emily Toulson achieved 11 A grades and Lewis Maikos achieved 11A*/A grades.

Carmel College enjoyed another impressive year with 91 per cent of students achieving A*-C, 86 per cent including the benchmark English and maths. In maths and English 88 per cent of students secured their GCSEs with the respective pass rates of 90 per cent and 99 per cent.

“May 13 proved to be lucky for many of our students who took a quarter of their total exams in a single day, including biology, geography, philosophy and ethics,” said principal Maura Regan.

“We are delighted with the performance of all our students this year who have succeeded in doing themselves and the college proud.”

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