HIGH-performing students at Wisbech Grammar School today (Thursday) have been celebrating a string of top-class grades in their GCSE examinations.
Nine pupils achieved a clean sweep, gaining passes at the top two grades – A* or A – in all their subjects, and 35 pupils notched up five or more passes at the highest two grades. Overall, the pass rate at A* to C was 91 per cent and 42 per cent at A* and A.
Headteacher Nicholas Hammond said: “We are absolutely delighted with the performance of our GCSE candidates, who have worked hard to achieve such a fine set of results.”
Chloe Short (16) from Boughton, near Downham Market, got eight A*s and two As.
She said: “I was hoping to get reasonably good grades and I put in eight hours of revision a day.
“I was so nervous before I got here today, but I am over the moon.
“I’m really happy and it has been really good over the past two years.”
Chloe, who is also an East Of England U17 triallist and potential England triallist in hockey, added: “All my teachers have supported me.
“They make sure I’m pushing to get the best grades I can. Whenever I have needed help they have always found space for me.
“Mr Forrest in chemistry was really helpful.”
Harriet Davis (16) from Chatteris got four A*s, five As and one B, and enthused: “I did better than I thought I would. I expected those results in a few subjects, but not all of them.
“It has not really sunk in yet, but I am really happy with what I got.
“I love it here and I want to stay on until sixth form. All the teachers have been really nice and helpful.”
Pictured are some of the successful Wisbech Grammar students.