Teen celebrates top GCSE results at Weston Favell Academy after only nine months in the country

GCSE Results Day at Weston Favell Academy. From left Melanie Bachelier, six A*'s and three A's, is going to do A levels at Caroline Chisholm School sixth form; Lavi Petcu, one A, three Bs and 3 Cs, is staying on to do A-  levels at Weston Favell Academy sixth form and Pui Chan, two A*'s, four As and 3 Bs, is going to do - A levels at Northampton School for Boys. NNL-150820-112612009

GCSE Results Day at Weston Favell Academy. From left Melanie Bachelier, six A*'s and three A's, is going to do A levels at Caroline Chisholm School sixth form; Lavi Petcu, one A, three Bs and 3 Cs, is staying on to do A- levels at Weston Favell Academy sixth form and Pui Chan, two A*'s, four As and 3 Bs, is going to do - A levels at Northampton School for Boys. NNL-150820-112612009

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A teenager who had to cram two years of study into nine months is among the many top performers celebrating their GCSE results at Weston Favell Academy this morning.

Early analysis shows the number of pupils at the Booth Lane school making progress in English and maths has risen “significantly” since 2014, a spokesperson said.

But some pupils, including Lavi Petcu who joined the academy from Romania at the start of Year 11 and had to work hard to catch up, have particular cause to celebrate.

She completed the two year GCSE course in only nine months and achieved one A grade, three B grades and three C grades.

“This is a tremendous achievement and is testament to Lavi’s commitment to her studies,” said principal Rachel Steele.

Other pupils who exceptionally well include: Melanie Bachelier who got six A* grades and four A grades; Kirsty Edge who got four A* grades, five A grades and one B grade and Pui Chan who achieved two A* grades, four A grades and three B grades.

Ms Steele, said: “It is really pleasing to see so many achieve fantastic results which will allow them to progress to the next stage of their lives with this success behind them.”