GCSE Results Day
Astley Cooper student Shaun Arthur captured the feelings of many young people when he said that he had been ‘nervous the whole summer’ as he waited for his GCSE results.
Shaun, who achieved a range of high numerical grades - equivalent to the old A and B grades – including an 8 in Maths and 7s in English and Religious Studies had transferred to Astley Cooper when he was in Year 9 and wanted to thank the school for helping him to do so well. He is now going on to study Maths, Politics and English Literature at A level.
Elizabeth Janes, who achieved a 9, the equivalent of an A* in Religious Studies, and 8s in English, English Literature, Maths and History said, ‘Amazing teachers and hard work do pay off.’ Elizabeth is now going on to West Herts College to take a Level 3 In Health and Social Care and Psychology A level.
Alfie Abrey, who also achieved a number of high levels and will be joining Astley Cooper’s Sixth Form in September, said ‘I’m shocked by my excellent results – I really didn’t expect them.’
Headteacher Edward Gaynor said: ‘Congratulations to our students. There is lot of talk about the new, tougher GCSEs and this creates real pressure for our young people so it is good to recognise their achievements, to acknowledge their success, and to thank their parents for their support. It was good to see our community of students, parents and teachers together on this important day.
We wish all our young people well as they move on to the next stage of their life.’