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GCSE Results: Congratulations to our fantastic Fifth Years

Congratulations to the Fifth Years on their GCSE results

Well done to our GCSE pupils who are collecting their results this morning, 27% of the grades are at the top mark of 9, with over 76% at 9, 8 and 7. We are very proud of you!

Headmaster Dr Paul Owen said: “I am delighted by the success of our GCSE pupils. Their hard work and determination is reflected in these results and gives them a strong foundation for further study. Supported by their teachers, they have shown academic ambition and resilience in incredibly difficult circumstances and have continued to take opportunities to develop their wider talents. I am immensely proud of them. We look forward to welcoming back the large majority of our pupils into the Sixth Form at SGS.”

Joseph Eaton is celebrating twelve 9s at GCSE and looking forward to starting A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Spanish at SGS. Alongside hard work for his GCSEs, Joseph has also been busy with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Chemistry CREST. Joseph says: “The teachers are so supportive and encourage you to try lots of different things.”

Talented musician Talia Zelhof says she felt ‘really great’ after discovering she’d achieved ten 9s at GCSE. She will be going on to study Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Philosophy at SGS.

Talia has taken part in the multitude of musical opportunities at SGS and she is also part of the Hallé Youth Orchestra.

“I can’t wait to be studying A Levels in subjects I’m really keen on. The Music department at SGS has been great and I’ve enjoyed being part of the orchestras throughout my time here,” she added.

“I’m delighted, I couldn’t be happier” says Patrick Owen about his eleven GCSEs, all at grade 9. A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at SGS are next. “The teaching is really good and it’s a very friendly environment. Music is my passion and I spend most lunchtimes and after school playing the trumpet in school ensembles.” Patrick is an accomplished musician and a member of the Hallé Youth Orchestra.

Model United Nations, orchestra, choirs and winning the Young Planner Award from the Royal Institute of Town Planning have kept Bella Platt busy alongside her studies. She is “so pleased” with her 10 GCSEs – nine at grade 9 and an eight. A Levels in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English Literature are next for Bella.

Computer and coding clubs, creative writing and archery have kept Peter Walker busy alongside hard work for his nine 9s and two 8s at GCSE. Peter thanked his teachers saying “they are very supportive and make sure that everyone knows what they are doing”.

Keen cricketer Alman Hussain told us that he was “buzzing” with his results of six 9s, one 8 and three 7s. He will now be joining the Sixth Form at SGS to study Chemistry, Biology and Maths.

“I was a bit nervous to get the results but I’m really happy with what I’ve achieved. I’m looking forward to Sixth Form and I’ve chosen to do the subjects I just really enjoy. SGS has been a great place – I’ve got lots of mates and the staff are nice and supportive,” he commented.

Aspiring writer Jonathan Bettridge was really pleased to have achieved six 9s, two 8s, a 7s and a 6 in his GCSEs. He is now looking forward to studying Physics, Geography, Maths and English at our Sixth Form.

He explains: “It’s exciting to be going on to study a mix of subjects that combines my interests of meteorology and writing. I’ve been part of the Creative Writing Club at SGS so this helped me with the decision for the next step in my education.”

Libby Conway felt that all of her hard work paid off when she received her results of six 9s, three 8s and one 7. She’s already looking forward to the next school year where she will be joining SGS’s Sixth Form to study History, Chemistry and Psychology.

An excited Lowenna Forrester was pleased that all of her hard work paid off. She received six 9s, four 8s and a 7. “I did feel nervous before today but now I’m really happy. It’s so nice to get the results with my friends. I’ll be coming back to SGS to study Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry for A Level.”

Whilst at SGS, Lowenna has enjoyed playing hockey and told us that it was a great outlet from her academic studies.

Lauren Gall was over the moon with her seven 9s, two 8s and two 7s. “The past two years have been hard work and although we didn’t follow the normal exam process we didn’t know any different so it was ok. I’m really happy with my results and can’t wait to come and study Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at SGS.”

Nina Hedley thanked her teachers saying “they have a great relationship with the students, they are very supportive”. Outside of lessons, Nina has been part of school choirs, in Chorus and the Amnesty group. Following her eleven GCSEs, including six 9s and three 8s, a 7 and a 6, Nina will study Chemistry, Maths, Psychology and Biology for A Level at SGS.

Ella Moran has combined hard work for her two 9s, six 8s and a 7 at GCSE with exceptional musicianship as a mezzo soprano soloist and a member of the Hallé Youth Choir. A member of Chamber Choir, Chorus, Wind Orchestra and First Orchestra, Ella has also just taken her Grade 8 flute exam.

Ella says: “The enthusiasm of the teachers and their belief in the students is amazing. Their support and reassurance gives you confidence and takes you forward.” A Levels in Chemistry, Maths, English and Music at SGS are next for Ella.

Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths A Levels at SGS are next for school rugby and cricket player Ben Dadge following twelve GCSEs with three 9s, seven 8s, and two 7s. Ben has really enjoyed the extra-curricular trips, especially the diving trip to Lanzarote, saying “they are a great way to go out beyond the classroom”.

Eloisa Burton is “so happy and proud” of her results and that five years of hard work has paid off. She attained six 9s, three 8s, one 7 and one 6 and is going on to study Maths, Classics, French and History at SGS.

Maths, Economics, Chemistry and Physics await Amelia Rosenberg-Powell in SGS Sixth Form. Amelia, who competes in archery outside of school, hit the target with her impressive results of five 9s, five 8s and one 6.

A pleased Libby Bowden told us that she received two 9s, one 8, four 7s and two 6s.

Daood Malik was feeling happy with his GCSE results having achieved five 9s and four 8s. He will now be joining the Sixth Form at SGS to study Maths, Chemistry and Biology.

Throughout his time at SGS, Daood has embraced the various co-curricular opportunities, playing on the school’s football and cricket team as well as participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and choir.

Libby Porter’s two 9s, three 8s, three 7s and one 6 see her go on to study Psychology, Business, PE and English at SGS. During her time at school she has been involved in a range of sports including tennis, netball, athletics and hockey – in which she plays as a midfielder.

Hockey player Lucy Stead was “happy” with her results of two 9s, four 8s and four 7s. Lucy, who was part of the UK Lions Under 14 hockey squad when she was in the Lower School, will study Physics, Maths, PE and Psychology in the SGS Sixth Form and praised English teacher Mrs Helen Roberts for being “positive and encouraging”.

Maya Anderson was “gobsmacked” that she “exceeded expectations” with her results of four 9s, one 8 and four 7s. Maya has been part of drama shows whilst in Lower and Middle School and took part in the Chemistry CREST Awards. She thanked Biology teacher Mr Paul Allen, PE teacher Mr Hugo Corbett and Deputy Head (Staffing and Co-Curriculum) Mrs Jackie Smith for their support and will study Biology, Psychology, Philosophy and Chemistry at SGS.

Rebekah Nichols was “very pleased” with her results which see her go on to study Maths, Psychology, Spanish and Drama in the Sixth Form. Whilst at SGS she has been part of the Amnesty International Club, Chorus and the Backstage Team for drama productions. She got two 9s, two 8s, four 7s and two 5s and thanked Mr Allen for being “encouraging about everything!”

Alexander Shilton was “really happy” with his results of one 9, three 8s, five 7s, one 6 and one 5. He has been part of the Junior and Concert Bands and enjoys swimming and badminton and he carries on with his SGS journey to study Maths, Economics, Design Technology and Psychology. He praised Mrs Roberts for her “attention grabbing” lessons.

Eve Whylie has enjoyed the “supportive environment” at SGS along with school drama in the Roald Dahl themed production ‘Witches, Twits and Other Things’ and playing school cricket. A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature and Maths at SGS follow Eve’s nine GCSEs including five 8s and four sevens.

A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics at SGS follow for Justin Campbell after his four 9s, six 8s and a seven. Justin says “I did better than I thought so I’m very pleased!”

Olivia Buchanan is delighted with her GCSE results saying “I cried with happiness.” Following her 9 GCSEs, including 8s in History and Religious Studies, Olivia will study A Levels in Psychology, Philosophy, English and History at SGS. For Olivia, netball and time with friends have been highlights of SGS.

Friendships have also been a highlight for school rugby player Tristan Liddle who is looking forward to A Levels in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Psychology at SGS following his two 9s, four 8s, three 7s and a 5 at GCSE.

A Levels in PE, Psychology, Business and Geography at SGS follow school hockey player Jenna Kenyon’s nine GCSEs with a nine, five 8s, two 7s and a 6. Jenna says: “I was feeling nervous this morning but now I’m really happy!” Talking about her hockey playing, Jenna says “playing sport with friends is a great part of SGS”.