GCSEs: Fame and fortune on the agenda for Beal High School, Redbridge students

Beal High School students compare marks

Beal High School students compare marks - Credit: Archant

Fame and fortune are the goals for two pupils at one school in Redbridge who are leaving to find fame and fortune.

Korey Ryan and Louis Abraham, both 16, are leaving Beal High School, Woodford Bridge Road to follow their dreams.

Korey is off to stage school to study drama at the City of Islington after being in a play when he was in Year 3 and deciding he wanted to become an actor.

He said: “I’ve always wanted to do something with drama and I just love acting. I had a sleepless night and only got an hour’s sleep before my alarm went off. I’ve got no disappointments.”

His friend Louis is going to Barking Abbey School, Barking as they have a football academy which will hopefully see him in the premier league before long.

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He said: “I did well – better than I thought. I want a change of scenery and to do the academy as well as A-levels at the same time. I love football and it’s getting paid to do something I love. I was not nervous this morning as I put in so much work.”

For Francesca Lawlor, 16, the nerves were caused by a nightmare journey to school meaning she walked in from Barkingside and said she was concerned about the changes in the grad boundaries.

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“It went really well. I couldn’t believe it as everyone said the grade boundaries were going down but it didn’t really seem to affect me. I work part-time and did think about going into work and how that would be different but I’d rather stay in school. Watching all the students picking up their results was head of year Yvonne Andress who has been with the students since they started at the school.

Ms Andress said: “It went brilliantly. I was nervous for them this morning and excited because I knew they had done well. I’m really proud of them. I’ve watched them grow up and work really hard.”

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