GCSE results: Students celebrate 'outstanding and well-deserved success' (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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GCSE results: St Albans and Harpenden students celebrate 'outstanding and well-deserved success'
Tears and cheers could be heard across St Albans and Harpenden yesterday morning when teenagers received their GCSE results.
The anxious wait was finally over for 15 and 16-year-olds across the district when they tore open the envelopes to their results.
St Albans Girls’ School in Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans celebrated superb results.
One delighted student Kathryn Wormald said: "I am completely dazed, I have spent five years looking at my targets thinking how would I get them and now I have all A*s."
Margaret Chapman, head teacher at the school, said: "She was just one of many of our students who have performed outstandingly well this year, thus enabling them to continue in education at Post 16 and widening their choices and opportunities.
"Particular thanks must go to the dedication of teachers, parents and carers who contributed so well to supporting our students achieving their goals.
Students at Harpendens’ Sir John Lawes School were thrilled to find their hard work repaid by excellent GCSE results.
After a tense wait over the last few weeks, friends laughed and congratulated each other on impressive strings of grades.
Among those celebrating were 26 students who achieved nine or more A* and A grades.
Josh Sambrook who scored 11 A*s said: "I’m totally delighted with my results and really looking forward to moving into the 6th form to continue my studies with all my friends."
Claire Robins, head teacher, described the students as an outstanding group of young people.
She said: "They have not only worked hard throughout their careers but have also given a huge amount back to the school through their involvement in all aspects of school life. "We’re as proud of the role models they have become to younger students as we are of their excellent grades."
Beaumont School in Oakwood Drive, St Albans were overjoyed at receiving their best ever GCSE results.
Headteacher, Elizabeth Hitch, expressed her delight that virtually all students have reached or exceeded their target grades. The vast majority of students will now go on to the school’s sixth form.
Martin Atkinson, deputy headteacher added: "It is a measure of the hard work of our students and their teachers that they were able to achieve such outstanding and well-deserved success."
Students from St Columba's College in Kings Harry Lane, St Albans also celebrated a string of success.
Thomas Griffith achieved the mantle of best results with 8 A* and 3 As, closely followed by Edward Lavelle with 7 A*s and 4 As and Daniel Thomas with 6 A*s and 3 As.
Joseph Falvey, Joseph Fraquelli and Jack Gray all gained at least five A*s.
The Marlborough Science Academy in Watling Street, St Albans celebrated terrific results reflecting lots of hard work by the students and dedication to the rigour of their GCSE studies.
Meanwhile St Albans School for Girls were delighted that they had achieved a stunning set of results today.
59 per cent of grades were at A*, 99 per cent A* to B and 100 per cent A*to C and 18 girls received straight A*.
Headteacher Mrs Martin said: "These results, which include some subjects at the more rigorous IGCSE level, had set a new record at the High School and demonstrated the high level of enthusiasm, hard work and commitment by the girls, their teachers and the parents who supported them.
"Once again, this is especially rewarding against a background of a drop in grades at national level."
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