Re­sult – school’s grades among best in the county

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Runs And Runner Beans -

HIGH­WORTH GRAM­MAR Some of the best GCSE re­sults in Kent came from Ash­ford’s High­worth Gram­mar School.

Tears, laugh­ter and screams of joy could all be found in the Quan­tock Drive school last Thurs­day morn­ing.

High-flier Ivy Man­ning has a dozen rea­sons to cel­e­brate af­ter achiev­ing an as­ton­ish­ing 12 A*s, in maths, de­sign tech­nol­ogy, statis­tics, re­li­gious stud­ies, his­tory, French, bi­ol­ogy, English lit­er­a­ture and lan­guage, chem­istry, physics and geog­ra­phy.

She said: “I’m feel­ing re­ally happy. I got the grades I wanted and now plan to stay at High­worth to study English, his­tory, maths and pol­i­tics at A-level.”

Fel­low stu­dent Emma Kingston, 16, from Sellindge, also achieved 12 A*s in maths, English lit­er­a­ture and lan­guage, bi­ol­ogy, chem­istry, physics, geog­ra­phy, his­tory, re­li­gious stud­ies, com­puter sci­ence, Ger­man and statis­tics.

She said: “I’m re­ally re­lieved. That is what I hoped for, al­though I did bet­ter in Ger­man than I ex­pected.”

Emma will now take her A-lev­els at High­worth, in maths, fur­ther maths, geog­ra­phy and com­puter sci­ence.

Other high-achiev­ers in­cluded So­phie Ball who got 12 A*s and one A, Tabi Un­der­hill who got 11 A*s and three As and Han­nah Bow­den-Rooke who got 10 A*s and three As.

Wannabe pho­tog­ra­pher Ni­amh He­jsak se­cured three A*s, seven As and one B. She said: “Some of them sur­prised me, es­pe­cially my re­sults for chem­istry, bi­ol­ogy and physics, be­cause the ex­ams were re­ally hard.”

Ni­amh will now take art, Eng- lish lit­er­a­ture, his­tory and pho­tog­ra­phy at A-level.

In to­tal, High­worth stu­dents scooped 1,284 A* and A grades across the board.

Head teacher Paul Danielsen said: “We’ve had some fan­tas­tic re­sults to­day – our best ever in fact.

“In a cli­mate where re­sults are in de­cline, we are hit­ting new records. Two thirds of our stu­dents (66.67%) have got five or more A* or A grades, com­pared to 60% in 2013. We also had 37 girls who achieved all As and A*s. That is an ex­cit­ing fig­ure. We’re very proud.”

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An­drea Pereira cel­e­brates with dad Al­win, mum Genevieve and sis­ter Alisha at High­worth Gram­mar

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Top grades for, from left, Ni­amh He­jsak, Lucy Wil­lis, Jodie Gra­ham and Ivy Man­ning

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Mum Michelle O’Shea on hand to give daugh­ter Izzie O’Shea sup­port

Head teacher Paul Danielsen

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