The Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford saw many success stories on GCSE results day, but none could top the excitement of the five girls pictured.
All of the girls did better than they themselves expected and one very happy student, Noon Nassr (far left), thrilled her family by achieving an exciting seven A*’s, three A’s and three B’s.
Noon said: “My results are better than I thought they would be. I want to do A Levels now and perhaps go onto Medicine.”
Her family were with her to collect the results and her Mum was particularly pleased with the outcome, saying: “I am happy and proud of her.
“I would like to thank the teachers and staff. Noon has worked hard and we are very happy because the staff have worked hard with my daughter and she got what she wanted.”
Fellow student Victoria Thomas got four A*s, seven A’s and a B and agreed that support was available at the school.
“I am really happy and so is my family,” she said. “I’ll stay at Nottingham Emmanuel and take A Levels now.
“It’s a good school that offers support when you need it. There is always someone for us to speak to, especially if we were stressed at exam time.”
Caitlin Hill who achieved one A*, seven A’s and two B’s is also staying at the school to do her A Levels.
“Every day we could go to the teachers for help and they would stay for as long as we needed them to,” Caitlin said.
“They would do anything for us. That’s why I want to stay here to take my A Levels because I know the teachers are definitely here for me.”
Naomi Towner was also pleasantly surprised at her results and she said: “I got a lot better than I thought I would. I am staying here to do A Levels next term. We had tons of support for these exams from staff and at after-school clubs.”
Andy Wolfe, vice-principal at Nottingham Emmanuel School, said: “It is great to hear students say that we are providing good support when they need it, but they should be delighted that their own hard work has paid off.
“We are happy that so many of our students will now join our sixth form and complete their A Levels with us. We can’t wait to see their future triumphs.”