Students at William Farr Church of England Comprehensive celebrated another strong year of GCSE results with more than a quarter of all grades awarded at grade 7 and above.
In both English and Maths, 4 out of 5 students achieved a grade 4 or above – with more than half of students achieving a grade 5 or above in both.
In several subjects more than half of the students achieved a grade 7 and above (or equivalent) including French, Music, Biology, Physics, Graphics, Electronics and Enterprise and Marketing.
Among the top performers achieving grade 7 and above in all subjects were:
Herm Butcher (nine grade 9s)
Dionne Boyall (seven grade 9s, two grade 8s)
Mackenzie Dickinson (six grade 9s, one grade 8, two grade 7s)
Eleanor Cochrane (five grade 9s, four grade 8s)
Lucy Castle (five grade 9s, four grade 8s)
Yaman Nashawi (five grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 7)
Joshua Brown (five grade 9s, two grade 8s, two grade 7s)
Ross Stelfox (four grade 9s, five grade 8s)
Lewis Chapman (four grade 9s, three grade 8s, two grade 7s)
Darcey Smith (three grade 9s, six grade 8s)
Niamh Sutherland (three grade 9s, five grade 8s, one grade 7s)
Evie Smith (three grade 9s, four grade 8s, two grade 7s)
Nathan Depledge (two grade 9s, six grade 8s, one grade 7)
Benson Wu (two grade 9s, five grade 8s, two grade 7s)
Headteacher Jonathan Knowler said “I am very proud of the students. They have worked extremely hard and shown remarkable commitment and resilience over the last two years with significant disruption to their education caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.“
“It was great to see them celebrating their success and progressing to their next steps. The results are testament to the dedication of staff to ensure our students realise their potential.”
“It demonstrates how the school community has come together to provide opportunities for all its members to engage with 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10).”