Hard work pays off as stu­dents cel­e­brate suc­cess

Middleton Guardian - - GCSE RESULTS - HE­LEN JOHN­SON

STU­DENTS and staff at Our Lady’s RC High School dis­cov­ered their hard work had paid off on GCSE re­sults day.

De­spite it be­ing dif­fi­cult to make com­par­isons with pre­vi­ous years, due to the new sys­tem be­ing phased in, the school says the re­sults build on the suc­cess of pre­vi­ous years. Casey Jarvis, Chris­tiana Odu­sanya, Maria Collins and Re­becca Thomas all achieved eight A* grades or more with other stu­dents also ob­tain­ing the new 9 grade.

Head­teacher Lee Ormsby said: “I would like to thank all the staff, stu- dents and par­ents for their hard work and com­mit­ment over the past 12 months.

“These ex­cep­tional re­sults are a re­flec­tion of our cru­cial part­ner­ship, prov­ing that when we all work to­gether we achieve great things.”

Stu­dent Emma McCall said: “I was ex­pect­ing a C in English lit­er­a­ture, but got an 8. That’s like an A*. I didn’t ex­pect that at all. I’m over­whelmed.”

Josh McCall achieved a 9 grade in English.

He said: “I’m go­ing to Loretto to study physics. I want to get a place at uni to do the­o­ret­i­cal physics. I’m feel­ing great. I’m re­ally happy with my 9 in English.”

Casey Jarvis left pri­mary school a year early to join year 7 and has now com­pleted all her GCSEs in year 10.

Casey was pre­dicted a great out­come, hav­ing al­ready picked up an A grade when she took her core sci­ence last year aged 14.

She said: “I want to go to Loretto to study maths, bi­ol­ogy and chem­istry and then go on to univer­sity to do vet­eri­nary sci­ence.

“I’d like to pur­sue my dream of study­ing at Cam­bridge Univer­sity to be­come a vet.”

Head of Year 11, Kane Vin­cent, added: “I am so proud of the achieve­ments of the year group. Hav­ing seen first-hand all the ef­forts and ded­i­ca­tion gone into this year, it is re­ally nice to see it all pay off.”

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