Students at The Quest Academy in Selsdon, South Croydon, have achieved another set of excellent GCSE results. Particular congratulations must go to Quest’s top performer, Giulia Dusea who achieved an astonishing eight 9s, one 8 and a Distinction* double-award Level 2 BTEC. Giulia said, “Obviously, I’d like to thank the teachers. All the teachers that have helped me along the way and everyone I’ve met. This experience has helped shape who I am and The Quest Academy will forever have a place in my heart.” Giulia plans to go on to study A Levels in Geography, English Literature and Psychology with a view to studying English Literature at University in the future.

She was followed closely by Andreea Popescu who achieved an impressive seven 9s, an 8, a 7 and a Distinction* double-award Level 2 BTEC. When asked about her time at Quest, Andrea said, “I’ve really enjoyed it here! I was nervous when I first joined but I’m so happy that I came here. I like the teachers and I’ve made great friends. It’s a good place to be! All my teachers have been great and I’m really thankful to them.” Andrea is going on to study A Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Biology.

Moontaha Doha, Sara Parsa and Riya Roby also deserve a mention. Moontaha achieved five 9s, four 8s and a Distinction* double-award Level 2 BTEC. Sara was awarded three 9s, five 8s and a Distinction* double-award Level 2 BTEC whilst Riya got three 9s, five 8s, a 7 and a Distinction* double-award Level 2 BTEC. These are extraordinary achievements.

Moontaha plans to study Sciences at A Levels with a view to practising Medical Law as a career. Sara aspires to study dentistry at either Oxford or Cambridge University and Riya hopes to go on to study Medicine. Sara offered this advice to younger students, “At first, I didn’t really take it seriously! But I really put my head down in Year 10 and the hard work has definitely paid off. I’d say to others to not to lose hope in yourself, work hard and trust your teachers to guide you.”

Principal Andy Crofts said, “We are delighted to be able to celebrate students’ considerable successes today. Their hard work and that of their teachers means that they now have the qualifications that they need to pursue the next stage in their education. I’m pleased that so many will be returning to Quest6 in September to continue their journey with us. Well done to everyone who contributed to these excellent outcomes.”

In 2018, Quest was once again judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.