GCSEs: Towers School pupils nab top grades

Photo 60 'Baker's dozen' - Mrs Baker with the 12 girls who scored only A or A* in their exams.
Photo 60 'Baker's dozen' - Mrs Baker with the 12 girls who scored only A or A* in their exams.

A dozen Year 11 pupils from the Towers School in Upper Beeding (more than a quarter of the year) have gained GCSEs at only the highest A* or A grades.

Two thirds of triplets Daisy and Elizabeth Parker have 22 GCSEs between them with 13 at A* and nine at A.

Daisy was head girl last year and her deputy head girl, Zoe Batchelor also has all ten of her GCSEs at A* and A grades.

Zoe has just returned from Lourdes where she was a helper with the Arundel and Brighton pilgrims.

Sophie Sparkes gained ten GCSEs with eight at A* and two at A, as well as finding the time to be a student at the Junior Royal Academy in London where was chosen to compose a short piece for the Olympics.

Other girls with all of their grades at A* and A are Emily Snow, Zofia Reeves, Saskia Solomon, Holly Woodley, Phoebe Murphy-Dunn, Maddy Brooks, Zoe Morrice and Megan Lodge.

Carole Baker, headmistress, said: “The results for all the girls bear testament to their hard work as 100 percent of them gained five or more GCSEs at A* to C. Towers girls work hard but know how to have fun as well.

“These results only tell half the story as the results are in addition to parts played in local theatres, sport at county level, music in the County Youth Orchestra and just enjoying life. Congratulations to all of the girls and their teachers too.”