Laisterdyke Leadership Academy is celebrating the hard work and commitment of its Year 11 pupils as they receive their GCSE results.

This year’s results day was a little different to previous years but, despite recent uncertainty, pupils at the school found a great deal to celebrate.

One of the school’s high-flying pupils is Tasbeehia Saha who achieved a phenomenal set of GCSE results, including three grade 9s – the highest possible grade – and five grade 8s. Following her five years at Laisterdyke, Tasbeehia plans to enrol at Dixons Sixth Form College to study Sciences and Maths and where she hopes to join the Oxbridge programme. Tasbeehia, whose dream is to become an engineer, said:

“I am so excited for the future and extremely happy with these results. I will be celebrating with my family tonight”.

Tasbeehia’s Head of Year, Anna Hainsworth, said

“She was such a lovely student. It has been a pleasure to have her in Year 11. I know she will go on to achieve great things.”



Mohammed Alam was also on cloud nine after receiving his results. Mohammed, who wants to pursue a career as a scientist, achieved three grade 9s and three grade 8s. He will continue his education at Dixons Sixth Form College where he plans to study Biology, Chemistry and History. Mohammed said:

“I want to thank all my teachers, especially Mrs Hepton, Mr France and Miss Bashir. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy and everyone has been really supportive”.



When Amynata Tauredy Makharena moved to England from Spain in 2014, she could not speak English. Six years on and Amynata has achieved a fantastic set of GCSE results, including grade 6s in English and a grade 9 in Spanish. Amynata, who said she is “really grateful for all the support I have received“, will continue her studies in Applied Science, Sociology and Business at New College Bradford.




Rayan Malik also hopes to enrol at New College after securing a

grade 9 in Maths and two grade 8s in Science. Rayan, who is ecstatic with his results, plans to study Computer Science.

After receiving an impressive set of results today, including two grade 7s in Science, Zaina Jamil can pursue her dream of becoming a nurse or midwife. Zaina plans to continue her education by studying sciences and health and social care at New College Bradford. Zaina said: “I’ve loved my time at Laisterdyke and love all the teachers. I will definitely miss the school!”

Karen Jones, Principal at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy, said:

“It has been delightful to see the Class of 2020 back in school today to collect their GCSE results. I have felt extremely privileged to be able to share in our pupils’ journeys, particularly so in this unique year. The sheer hard work and commitment of many of our pupils and their ability to succeed in what have been challenging circumstances makes me incredibly proud. I would like to thank all our parents and teachers for working so hard to support our pupils through such extraordinary times.”