The Crest Academy GCSE Student Profiles 2018

24 August 2018

Shabana (from Braincroft Primary School), achieved impressive results including 8 in RE, 7 in English Literature, and 6 in English Language and Maths. She credited her teachers’ dedication and the fact they pushed her to achieve her potential. Shabana is now setting her sights on succeeding at Crest Sixth Form and going on to study at Middlesex University. She has been inspired become a teacher by the staff at Crest:

“All my teachers pushed me forwards when I needed it, they put on extra sessions and went the extra mile. Crest also gave lots of careers advice and I know what I want to do now!”


Mihai achieved 9 in Maths and Spanish, and 8 in Geography, Biology and Chemistry. He is now looking forward to furthering his studies at Crest Sixth Form before studying Economics at University.

“I would advise younger students at Crest to make the most of everything on offer at school. Working hard early on will make it much easier to succeed later on”.


Hafsa (from Wembley Primary School) wants to go on to study Law at a Russell Group University after receiving exceptional GCSE results at Crest. She achieved grade 9 in History and English Language and 8 In Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

“Crest put on exam situations and mocks to prepare us for our exams and that has helped me get the results I have today.”

“Extra-curricular opportunities are also fantastic at Crest, they help you make friends, build confidence and learn outside of lesson time”.


 Aicha (from Northview Primary School) achieved an exceptional set of results, including 9s in English Language, English Literature, History and RE, and 8s In Maths and Spanish. She aspires to go to UCL to study Psychology, an interest that was developed during her time at Crest. She praised the careers advice at Crest and the close-knit school community.

“Teachers have supported me and given me information about becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Staff and other students help you to focus, staff are honest about how you are doing and push you to achieve your potential”.


 Abdul joined The Crest Academy from Braintcroft Primary School in Year 7. He achieved 9 in Maths, an exceptional A* in Additional Maths, and 7s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Education. Abdul is aiming to study Maths at Cambridge University having developed a passion for the subject At Crest. He is complementary about the teachers at the Academy and how they inspire their students.

“Crest provided me with the structure and discipline to succeed. The teachers are inspiring – they will find a passion in you and help you develop it.”


Sucdi (from Chalkhill Primary School) achieved four exceptional 9 grades in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and History. She plans to go on to study Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry at A Level before going to University.

She praised the careers advice and how the teachers make every student feel like they are part of the Crest community.

“You always feel supported at Crest. Teachers go the extra mile and make sure you have everything you need to succeed. I am proud to be a Crest student and of the results I have achieved today.”


Gabrielli, who didn’t speak English when she joined Crest in 2014 has exceeded her expectations with excellent results in Spanish, English Literature and Geography.

She described Crest as a unique supportive environment and commented: “The teachers at Crest really pushed me to achieve the results I have today, they are incredibly supportive and provide so much individual support to every student”.


Naadhira (from St Mary’s C of E Primary School) is thankful that her teachers went the extra mile to support her when revising for her GCSEs. She achieved 8 grades in Maths and English Language, as well as an A* in Business.

“Teachers put on extra revision sessions before and after school, and made sure nobody was left behind. The attention they give to every student is unique and you always feel supported at Crest.”


Hicham joined Crest in Year 10 after a difficult period in other schools. He is celebrating an 8 grade in Combined Science, 7 in Maths, and 6 in History – a subject he didn’t begin studying until Year 11.

He credits Crest with giving him the tools he needed to succeed and pushing him to study at school and in his own time.

“Crest gave me resources and taught me how to study independently, the teachers have done a lot for me. Crest is a school where everyone is helped, whoever they are.”

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