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GCSE Results 2023: Well done to our fabulous Fifth Years

GCSE students with their results

Well done to our fabulous Fifth Years on their amazing GCSE results!

Head of Senior School Dr Paul Owen said: “I am delighted by the fantastic success of our GCSE pupils. Supported by their teachers, they have shown real academic ambition 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.”

61% of grades are at 9, 8 and 7 with over 20% at grade 9.

Celebrating top marks with nine 9s and an 8, talented athlete Tom Farrelly is well prepared for his A Levels in Politics, Business, Classics and History. Tom is looking forward to Sixth Form and continuing his athletics and football at SGS.

Magda Zelazny said she was ‘so relieved’ after earning nine 9s and one 8. During her time at school Magda has taken part in Chemistry Club, Swimming, Hockey as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. In September she will be starting her A Levels at SGS in Psychology, Biology, Maths and Chemistry with the hope of one day becoming a doctor. She said: “I am so relieved; I was worrying about my results but I am so happy seeing them in front of me.”

Sachin Gholkar was celebrating success in his eleven GCSEs, including eight at grade 9. Maths, Design Technology, Geography and Physics will follow in the SGS Sixth Form with Sachin looking ahead to further studies and a career in Engineering. Among Sachin’s multi-talents, he plays saxophone in the school’s music ensembles.

Eight 9s out of an overall ten GCSEs made Edward Griffiths “very happy” as he embarks on the Sixth Form where he will study Classics, English, Mathematics and Politics. Edward is part of the Model United Nations, School Council and Debate Club. He wanted to thank the departments for their help in assisting him prepare for the exams. Edward is keen to start the new academic year when he will be studying a new subject Politics and to welcoming new starters to SGS’s Sixth Form.

Malaek Djebali was delighted to collect her results – seven 9s and three 8s. The netball player, who is hoping to study medicine in the future, is looking forward to being able to focus on Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in SGS Sixth Form.

Seven 9s and two 8s resulted in Evie Poor declaring herself “really happy”. She is now keen to concentrate on her favourite subjects during her A-level Studies – namely Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Philosophy. The Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award pupil was especially pleased with her 8 in Latin as she worked really hard to get it.

Of his eight 9s and an 8, Henry Thomas said: “It hasn’t sunk in, I worked very hard but when I saw the results, I thought they must be someone else’s.” Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics follow at SGS for Henry who has played cricket for school alongside all his hard work.

Art, Spanish, Maths and English are next for Lucy Vine whose complement of eleven GCSEs were all 9-7 grades and included five 9s. Sporty and musical, Lucy plays piano in school ensembles, including jazz band and takes part in athletics.

“I’m just delighted!” was Penny Horsford’s reaction to discovering she had scored seven 9s, an 8 and a 7. Penny will be looking to combine her English, History, Classics and Psychology A Levels in SGS’s Sixth Form with her love of dance – she is a member of the school dance clubs and performed in this year’s dance show, ‘American Allstars and The Nutcracker Sweeties’.

Jack Rafter’s ten GCSEs, all at grades 9 to 7, are perfect preparation for his next step – Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Classics at SGS. Jack has been fully involved in SGS’s co-curricular life as a member of Fencing club and of the Rugby squads.

Frazer Assheton-Smith was grateful to his teachers as he celebrated ten GCSEs including seven 9s and 8s. With an eye to studying Medicine, Frazer will be taking Biology, Chemistry, Physics and History in SGS’s Sixth Form. Frazer has enjoyed Rugby and Cricket alongside his studies.

Enoch Ajayi said: “I’m very happy, it’s done and dusted!”, his nine GCSEs setting him up ready to study Music, Religious Studies, English and Psychology in the SGS Sixth Form. Enoch was amongst the first pupils to achieve the Arts Council’s Arts Award at SGS.

Following his nine GCSES, Ahmar-Shakil Malik said: “I’m now looking forward to studying Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy and Business in the Sixth Form.” With a career in Dentistry in Ahmar’s future plans.

“Over the moon!” was how Joshua Sparrow summed up finding out his ten GCSEs included six 9s and two 8s. Joshua wanted to thank his teachers and said: “I worked hard and it’s all better than I thought.” Rugby and cricket have featured alongside Josh’s hard work. He will now continue his studies in the SGS Sixth Form.

Zainab Qazi admitted she had been “very scared” coming in for her results but now with nine GCSEs, all at 9 and 8 grades, she was “delighted and ready to study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology” with a view to a career in Medicine.

Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Design Technology A levels are next up for Nathan Job following his nine GCSEs. Nathan has enjoyed playing tennis at SGS and plans to continue in the Sixth Form.

Keen hockey player Freya Niven was happy with her six 9s, one 8 and two 7s. She said: “I feel surprised but also shocked. I was a bit worried about my Maths but I revised really hard to make sure that I could do well.” Freya plans to study Biology, Chemistry, Geography and English Literature at Stockport Grammar School, and also wants to earn her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and Gold Chemistry Crest during her Sixth Form years.

Biology, Classics, Philosophy and Politics await May Nassar in Sixth Form. May, who plays hockey and is a member of a number of musical ensembles, was excited to open her results, which included a 9 in Food and Nutrition and 8s in Biology, English and Geography. She is looking forward to the smaller classes and access to the Sixth Form Centre in the upcoming two years. She was effusive in her praise of the teaching staff and in particular named Mrs Chandler, Mrs Jones, Mrs Plowright and Dr Zanda.

Anjali Abraham picked up an impressive eleven GCSEs, including five 9s, and is going to study Chemistry, Design Technology, Mathematics and Physics for A-level. Anjali is a keen dancer and musician and has appeared in a number of shows, including ‘Dido and Aeneas’, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and the Dance department’s Summer Showcase.

Charlotte Frisby will study Business Studies, History, Mathematics and Psychology in the Sixth Form. Charlotte, who has volunteered for local charity The Wellspring, was really pleased with her 9 in English as she worked very hard and put in the extra yards to achieve it and she praised Head of English Mrs Cope for her support.

Dimitrios Dimopoulos’ ten GCSEs included five 9s in Biology, Chemistry, Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics and he will continue to study four of those subjects as he enters Sixth Form. The Rugby player, who plays as a number 8, noted the Rugby trip to Spain and the History trip to Poland as highlights of his time at SGS so far.

Lena Ali picked up nine GCSEs, including a 9 in English Literature and 8s in Biology, English, Mathematics and Physics. She was part of the Eco-Schools team and has reached the Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Charlotte Carson is looking forward to attending Croft End Equestrian Centre following the completion of her time at SGS. The many friends she has made have been a highlight of her time at SGS.

Rugby player Thomas Wright was ‘shocked’ and “really happy” after receiving one 9, four 8s, three 7s, and one 6 at GCSE. He said he put ‘lots of effort in’ and is looking forward to Sixth Form at SGS to study Biology, Psychology, Maths and Physics at A level.

Shania Broderick said she was “so happy and speechless” after receiving five 9s, four 8s and one 6. She was especially happy she had done well in both Maths and Further Maths as she will be studying Business, Economics, Maths and Chemistry at A-level.

Ella Hitchen was “over the moon” with her results. She said: “I feel brilliant right now. I am so happy I got a good grade in Biology – I put in so much revision for it and it feels amazing to see my hard work pay off.”

After earning four 9s, three 8s, and two 7s, Bethany Burton could breathe a sigh of relief. She said: “I was so nervous before opening my results! I was so relieved when I saw them!”

Tess McCarty praised her “amazing” English teacher Mrs Mulholland for inspiring her during her GCSE study. Tess will be studying English, History, Psychology and Politics at A Level. She said she is most looking forward to the “greater freedom” that Sixth Form at SGS brings.