IT WAS a day of celebrations at Farnham Heath End School when students received their GCSE results, with one pupil gaining a spot in the top percentage nationally after achieving an impressive clean sweep of 9s.
In maths, 66 per cent achieved a grade 4 or above and 46 per cent a grade 5 or above, while in English 67 per cent gained a grade 4 or above and 51 per cent a grade 5 or above. Overall, 20 per cent of students gained five or more grade 7s or above.
Principal Stuart Maginnis said: “The results are a testament to the students’ and staff’s hard work and effort, following the introduction of the reformed GCSEs.”
He gave a “special mention” to Evie Temple-Hall, who achieved ten grade 9s and an A* in further maths, having already gained an A* in Japanese.
Evie was one of just 837 candidates in England to gain all 9s and said “it’s crazy” to be in the top percentage in the country.
She said: “I’m really pleased, I was a bit nervous before coming in but I’m really happy now.”
Evie will be heading to Sixth Form College Farnborough next month and is set to study French, English literature, maths and further maths.
Also off to the Farnborough College is Nathan Skingley who was “speechless” after scoring one 6, four 7s, four 8s and two 9s. He worked “really hard” and was “overwhelmed” with his results.
Deputy head girl Amy Trussler gained five 9s, one 8 and four 7s and was “over the moon”.
She said: “It’s one of the best feelings ever because I know what I’ve done, it’s all paid off in the end – all those gruelling hours and all the stress is totally worth it.”
After achieving one 4, four 5s, four 6s and one 8, George Merritt-Webb is off to study biology, psychology and PE at Farnborough’s Sixth Form College. He was “really happy the teachers pushed me hard because I may not have got the results I wanted”.
And Millie Shuttle, who got two 3s, one 4, three 5s and one 6, was also “very pleased and happy” with her results, adding: “I’m definitely going to miss Farnham Heath End School.”