Guardian report on fantastic GCSE results

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Results DayThe school's fantastic GCSE results have been featured in the Guardian newspaper!

There were also heartwarming tales of triumph over adversity, such as the story of two students from Forest Gate community school in east London. Tayjorn Alleyni missed two months of school and her mock exams after a major back operation, but still managed to achieve two A*s, five As and four B grades.

The 16-year-old was bedbound for a month after the eight-hour operation, in which rods were inserted in her spine to correct scoliosis. “It’s been pretty tough. I was in so much pain after the operation and studying was the last thing I felt like doing, but now everything has been worth it,” she said. “My teachers have been so supportive and encouraging, and really helped me, especially with maths. At the start of Year 11, I was predicted a C in maths, so I can’t believe I got an A.” She has won a place at the selective Harris Westminster sixth form and hopes to qualify as a lawyer.