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Rugby student scores highest national grade in Fine Art GCSE

Rugby Editorial 15th Dec, 2019   0

A TALENTED art student has been named this year’s top performer in a national GCSE exam.

Neha Jakkampudi from Rugby High School recently found out she had scored the best result in the country in exam board OCR’s GCSE Fine Art qualification.

Neha, now in Year 12 at Rugby High, said: “I was very proud of gaining 100 per cent in the GCSE exam, but this was really unexpected!

“I found it hard deciding whether to take drama, music or art at GCSE, but in the end I chose art – probably my weaker subject, but the one I enjoyed most.




Her final GCSE piece, ‘Superstition’.

“I like the challenge of depicting movement – and that influenced my final GCSE piece which I called ‘Superstition’. It symbolises the connection between nature and people, using the hands to illustrate wings.”

Neha is now studying four A-levels – physics, maths, French and art – and is hoping to study architecture at university.


The school’s head of art Miss Stirling said: “We are so proud of Neha and it was a delight to receive this news.

“Neha has been consistent in every assessment objective and her work is innovative, skilful and sophisticated.”

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