This morning saw pupils celebrate a fantastic set of GCSE results with some outstanding individual attainment. 7 candidates secured 10 A* or better, 16 pupils achieved 9 A* or better and we saw 26 pupils with 8 A* or better.
Amongst those are pupils who have been heavily involved in the arts alongside their academic studies.
Talented musician Charlotte Pollard achieved 10 Grades at 9/8/A* whilst also gaining a Grade 8 Distinction in both Piano and Vocal exams. She also sang as part of the Cathedral Girls Choir. Charlotte said “I’m shocked, happy and so relieved at once. My particular thanks go to Mr Allain for his inspiration and support, and during the last year I have achieved distinctions in my Grade 8 in piano and voice which I am so proud of. I cannot thank the teachers enough!”
Gus Sanders is celebrating 7 Grade 8/9/A*, 2 Grade 7/A and 1 Grade 6/B. During his GCSE year Gus directed a performance of Peter Pan and has starred in a number of productions this year including musical Chicago and Romeo and Juliet in the Cathedral Cloisters.
“I’m absolutely speechless, and now can’t wait to start my A Levels next year. I’m particularly proud of achieving an 8 in Drama, which I’ll be continuing in the Sixth Form.” Said Gus.
Pupil Molly Carroll also secured 10 Grade 9/8/A*. Molly sings as part of the school’s Chapel Choir and plays the Saxophone in Senior Concert Band.
“It’s such a great surprise and just a great relief as some of the papers were very challenging. My thanks go to Mr Murray, who has given such great encouragement this year, and the science department who put on so many clinics, revision sessions and a variety of sources of support in the run up to the exams.” said Molly.
Trumpeter Daniel Possener is celebrating achieving 6 Grade at 8/9/A* and 4 at Grade 7/A. He also starred as a lead role in Chicago.
“I’m very relieved, particularly with my biology mark which I was not expecting at all! I would definitely credit Mr Allain for my music GCSE, which I would not have got without his help.”