6 GCSE Italian students at Kensington and Chelsea College made it into the top ten of students in the country taking GCSE Italian this year, according to Edexcel, the UK’s largest awarding body.
All students sat the exam earlier this summer and the results, issued this month, show that out of 15756 candidates, Kensington and Chelsea College students achieved 6 out of the 10 highest overall marks awarded by Edexcel for GCSE Italian.
One top student Alexis Everington, is thrilled with his result and commented on his success:
” I had been to Italy several times and had fallen in love with the country, so I decided to have a go at Italian GCSE. The weeks leading up to the exams require a lot of effort, but a large part of my success was due to the steady dedication, ability and direction of my tutor. “
In addition a further 5 students reached the top 10 in GCSE Spanish and 2 reached the top 10 in GCSE Russian.
Mike Jutsum, Principal Kensington and Chelsea College, said: “These results are superb! I am very pleased for the learners – it makes our aim to be First Class, First Choice real and is a tribute to my colleagues’ flair and hard work”
Jerry Jarvis, Edexcel’s Managing Director, adds: “This is a tremendous achievement and testament to the hard work students put into preparing for their exams. We send our congratulations to all”
Date published: 24 September 2008