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GCSE Results 2022: Congratulations to our fantastic Fifth Years!

Students with their 2021-2022 GCSE results

Well done to our GCSE pupils who are collecting their results this morning, 31% of the grades are at the top mark of 9, with 77% at 9, 8 and 7. We are very proud of you!

Headmaster Dr Paul Owen said: “I am delighted by the fantastic success of our GCSE pupils. Supported by their teachers, they have shown academic ambition and resilience in incredibly difficult circumstances and have achieved truly splendid grades. Their hard work and determination, reflected in these results, gives them a strong foundation for further study. They have also 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.”

Saxophone player Anna Collins-Room said she was “shocked” to receive nine 9s at GCSE. She will go on to study English Literature, French, History and Politics at SGS. While at school, Anna has proven herself a talented musician and is also a member of our Eco-Schools committee. She said: “I wasn’t expecting my results at all! I’m happy that all my revision was worth it.”

Nervousness turned to relief for Jack Hargreaves as he picked up his results of ten 9s and one 8. He praised the remote learning that the school provided during lockdown and is looking forward to studying Chemistry, Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics at A-level. At the 2021-2022 Speech Day he picked up the Fifth Year Mathematics Prize.

Keen heptathlete and musician Darcy Breen, who joined SGS in Nursery, picked up nine 9s and one 8. She applauded Director of Music Mr Dow for inspiring her love of music. She was in the String and First Orchestras and competed in the Physics and Astronomy Olympiads.

George Steele, who picked up the Fifth Year Physics Prize at Speech Day, will study the subject alongside Chemistry, Further Maths and Mathematics for the next two years. The Richmond Rovers Football Club and Poynton Vulcans Basketball Team player got eight 9s, two 8s and two 6s and commented that Chemistry Teacher Mr Eeckelaers’ approach to the subject was inspiring.

Despite being a bit stressed before he picked up his results, Hamza Noman was “relieved” to get eight 9s, one 8 and one 7. The Football and Basketball player will study Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology at A-level.

Hockey player Amelie Batey will be staying at SGS after receiving four 9s, two 7s, and three 8s at GCSE. She hopes to study Classics, English Literature, History and Politics. During her time at school, Amelie said that Mrs Lawson has encouraged her to do her best – even though Mrs Lawson teaches English, Amelie remembers her help studying for her Physics exam. She said: “I am really chuffed with my results, all my hard work has paid off and I am looking forward to starting my A-levels.”

After returning from the Music tour to London, Shreya Lapsia is “very proud of myself” for receiving eight 9s and two 8s in her exams. Shreya will be staying at SGS to study Biology, Business, Chemistry and Geography at A-level. Since starting at the school in Reception, Shreya has become a proficient musician and has played the clarinet for almost eight years and also enjoys taking part in Dance club.

Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology await Ayan Farooq in Sixth Form after his seven 9s and two 8s. Ayan was “very pleased” with his “overwhelming” results and said he had worked hard. He is currently doing his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award and is keen to get involved in more of the co-curricular side of SGS life in the next two years. He hailed Physics Teacher Mr Shaw and Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Mr Swann for their help – saying they explained their subjects very well.

Anna Howard has thanked Mrs Ashton and Mr Pybus for their encouragement after receiving five 9s, five 8s and one 7 in her results. She said she is “shocked, relieved and happy that my hard work paid off” as she looks forward to studying Chemistry, History, Maths and Physics come September.

Musician Lucy Smith achieved the grades she had hoped for with her six 9s and three 8s. Lucy, who in her own words is “into everything musical” at school – including First Orchestra and Chamber Choir, will remain at SGS to study English Literature, History, Music and Psychology. She wanted to give a big thanks to everyone in the Music department who “pushed me to fulfil my best potential.”

John Lauder said it felt “surreal” after earning three 9s, five 8s and one 7 in his GCSEs. John plays both the clarinet and the piano and has joined various school choirs and bands during his time at school. He said he is looking forward to studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics at A-level.

Ananya Ruia will be leaving Stockport Grammar for Sevenoaks School in Kent with nine 9s. A part of the Model United Nations team, she credits the club with helping to raise her confidence and. She said: “I am very happy with my results and sad to be leaving SGS, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and made some friends for life.” Ananya will start work on her International Baccalaureate at her new school.

Nicole Su was “very happy” that her “hard work paid off” after getting seven 9s and two 8s. Nicole threw herself into the co-curricular side of SGS and attended a number of clubs including Astronomy Club and Introduction to Medical Society. She thanked Head of English Mrs Cope for being “very supportive.”

Three 9s, five 8s and one 7 are the results Fikayo Balogun saw when she opened her envelope. She was pleased that she got high marks in the Sciences and thanked Dr Glarvey for her help in Chemistry, noting that her teacher clearly “loved her subject” and that she “really helped” her during remote lessons. Fikayo has been part of the Netball team and took part in the Chemistry CREST Award.

Keen boxer Fardeen Khan was “over the moon” with his five 9s, three 8s and one 7. He will study Biology, Chemistry, Drama and Physics at SGS Sixth Form and thanked Head of Biology Mr Grant for helping him through the subject.

Poynton Vulcans Basketball Team player Daniel Barraclough was delighted with his three 9s, five 8s and two 7s. He was thrilled that his marks in English Literature and Geography went up from the mock exams and praised English Teacher and Head of Lower School Mrs Lawson for pointing him towards the English IGCSE Support group so that he could work on the subject further. At SGS Sixth Form he will study Chemistry, Design Technology, Mathematics and Physics.

Jeya Belocura picked up nine 9s, one 8 and one 7. During the past year she won the Design and Technology Prize at Speech Day, played piano at the 2021 Remembrance Service and took part in Archery and Fencing. She thanked Head of English Mrs Cope for her engaging lessons and will study English alongside Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics in Sixth Form.