GCSEs: Christ’s Hospital students prepared to celebrate

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Whilst many GCSE students at Christ’s Hospital had good cause to celebrate this morning, one boy was particularly relieved to find that he was right to wear his party boots.

Toby Lane stood in his wellington boots with a large smile on his face as he read his results of seven A* and three A’s.

“I am on my way to my friends now. We are going to Reading festival so that will be a good way to celebrate!

“My advice to others is to try to stay calm and try to be positive about revision and don’t let it get on top of you.”

John Franklin, head master, was delighted with this year’s results.

He said: “A pattern of continuous improvement is emerging at Christ’s Hospital. Last week’s A Level results showed that nearly 80% of pupils received A*-B grades and it is heartening to see that our focus on strong academic performance has also led to improved GCSE performances.

“Results like these motivate pupils at every level of the School. Our GCSE pupils, in particular, now have a confidence and a solid platform to build on as they start A Level and International Baccalaureate study.

“For our part, we will be ensuring that we provide the very best preparation to ensure their entry into top universities and rewarding careers”.

George Manning, from King Edward Road in Christ’s Hospital, achieved nine A* and one A.

“I worked quite hard but I didn’t know what to expect. I’m a little disappointed that the one subject I worked hardest in is the one subject I got an A in, but never mind!

“I did four hours of revision a day in the Easter holidays and I crammed at the end which was stressful but worth it.”

Marcus Palmer, from Nutley was also very pleased with his five A*, three A’s and one B.

“There’s huge amounts of pressure to do well. I really wanted to get at least six A’s.”