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Harris Academy Morden: GCSEs 2021

Year 11 at Harris Academy Morden are celebrating a well-deserved set of GCSE results.

Among many remarkable results, some, in particular, deserve special mention:

  • Sophia Bezruchko arrived at the academy in Year 9 speaking limited English – yet through dedication, hard work and perseverance, she not only mastered the English language, she also mastered the range of academic subjects. She leaves Year 11 with two grade 9s, two grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 5;

  • Bryan Powell, who is fluent in sign language in order to communicate with his parents, has been awarded a place at the prestigious and highly academic Harris Westminster Sixth Form. The sixth form is so oversubscribed that it has to turn away the majority of those who apply, but Bryan’s academic promise shone through in his application. With three grade 9s, four grade 8s, one grade 7 and a PE distinction, we will keep in touch with Bryan and look forward to seeing him take the next steps in his academic journey at Harris Westminster;


(Bryan Powell and Aisha Aslam with Vice Principal Mr Whelan)

  • Cezar Tenasa, who got four grade 9s, two grade 8s and three grade 7s, and Jemal Settimba, who got four grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 6 and a PE distinction. Both boys are among the top achievers of their whole year group.

Julian Sparks, Head of Harris Academy Morden, said:

“Given the tumultuous year our students have been through, their achievements deserve special praise this year more than most. In some circumstances, students lost over a third of lesson time due to various COVID isolations rules.


(Sophia Bezruchko and Jamal Settimba with Vice Principal Mr Whelan)

“We are delighted our online lessons and the catch-up classes we provided as soon as schools were allowed to reopen made a real difference to how much our students learnt.  We congratulate all our students and wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavours.”