St Cyres pupils celebrate impressive GCSE results
2:02pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Penarth news
STAR PUPIL: Josie Vincent-Newson achieved an impressive nine A*’s and two A’s and is set to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and French at A-level (921208).
ST CYRES School pupils made the grade as they collected their GCSE results earlier this morning.
Head teacher Dr Jonathan Hicks said he was “absolutely thrilled” with this year’s results and said they were “a recognition of all the hard work over the last few years”.
Pupils that choose to stay on for sixth form will spend the last year of their education at the Penarth Learning Community site as work will have finished by the beginning of the 2014 school term.
Josie Vincent-Newson achieved an impressive nine A*’s and two A’s and is set to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and French at A-level.
“I’m completely shocked by my results,” she said.
“I didn’t think I had done so well, so to get these results is amazing.”
She added: “I would like to be a doctor in the future.”
Abigail Hallum achieved an incredible 11 A*’s, in subjects including Graphics, History, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language and Literature, Maths and RE.
“I feel amazing and just so overwhelmed I can’t believe it really,” she said.
“I went outside to read my results as I was so nervous and when I saw them I couldn’t speak.”
She added that in the future she hopes to study medicine at university.
Annalise Loe was one of the success stories of the school as she managed to overcome hearing difficulties to record three A’s and eight B's.
She achieved A’s in RE, Physics and Biology and B’s in Art, English Language, Maths, Chemistry and Welsh.
“My hearing has been getting a lot worse so I have had to wear two hearing aids,” she said.
“It was hard as at first I didn’t bother asking people to repeat things that they said, but I realised that wouldn’t get me very far.”
She added: “I’m happy with my results now as I was panicking before I knew them.”
Chloe Dibble achieved five A*’s, three A’s and a B, as well as a distinction and merit in IT and is set to study Biology, Geography, History and Maths, or Chemistry, at A-level.
“I feel stunned,” she said.
“I’m so happy as I didn’t expect it at all.”
She added: “The hardest part was trying to manage all my own time and spend equal time on each subject.”
Azizah Khan achieved nine A*’s and three A’s and is set to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics, or French, at A-level.
She achieved A*’s in IT, History, Maths, Welsh, French, Chemistry, Physics and RE, as well as B’s in Biology, English Language and English Literature.
“I’m over the moon and can’t believe it,” she said.
“I worked so hard for it but didn’t think I would get as many as that.”
Ewan Salter achieved seven A*’s, two A’s and two B’s and said: “I’m pretty pleased and achieved A*’s in the subjects I wanted to do in sixth form.
“I found the coursework the most difficult part of the GCSE’s.”
Callum Smith achieved seven A*’s and four A’s and hopes to study medical research or biochemistry in the future.
“It’s a bit of a shock and I’m still taking it all in,” he said.
“I’m really happy and got A*’s in all the subjects I was looking for,” he said.
Head teacher Dr Jonathan Hicks said he was “absolutely thrilled” with this year’s results.
“These youngsters have worked so hard and are a terrific year group,” he said.
“The amount of maturity they have shown at 16 years of age is amazing.
“I’m pleased with this year’s results and it’s a stepping stone for them and most of them will go into sixth form.”
He added that the current year group would be spending their last year of sixth form in the newly constructed Penarth Learning Community.
“They will be in Year 13 when we move into the new school,” he said.
“They will have their final year in the new school building, which is great for them.”