GCSE Results 2020: Bohunt Worthing pupils celebrate after ‘unprecedented finish’
Bohunt School Worthing pupils have celebrated receiving their GCSE results after a tumultuous academic year.
Exam cancellations mean results were awarded based primarily on teachers’ predictions, after the Government scrapped a controversial algorithm at the last minute.
A school spokesman described it as a ‘unprecedented finish to the academic year’ and singled out three particularly outstanding performers:
- Tom Sellens achieved a Grade 9 in all of his 10 GCSEs. He said: “I am so surprised, I was not expecting those results today. I am really shocked, but just really happy.” Tom is going to BHASVIC to study A-Level Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
- Jamie Redman secured nine GCSE Grade 9 and one at Grade 8
- Toby Dingwall achieved eight GCSE Grade 9 and two at Grade 8
Other top performers included Thomas Brownbill, Jonas Harding and Charlie Berlanga who all achieved 10 GCSEs at Grades 9 to 7. Other students to be celebrated were Lily McKernan and Amelia Kubiak whose GCSE Grades represented outstanding progress in their studies.
Students who achieved success in both Humanities and the Arts were Olivia Venditto who achieved a Grade 8 in Mandarin, Geography and Drama and a 9 in PE, and Isobella James-May achieved a 9 in both Drama and Music.
Adam Whitehead, head teacher at Bohunt Worthing, said: “We are incredibly proud of our students today and delighted to be able to celebrate their achievements and the hard work that they have put in throughout their time at Bohunt School Worthing.
“Our first ever GCSE Results last year set the bar high as our first ever GCSE results. They were achieved by students who had only been with us for four years. This years’ cohort have been with us for the full five years and have extended this excellent progress. This is testament to their engagement with the professionalism, commitment and hard work of our staff which has enabled them to become independent, self-motivated and ‘game changing’ individuals.
“Our students responded to the unprecedented circumstances of COVID 19 with maturity and intelligence. They have shown remarkable resilience, strength and ongoing commitment throughout their GCSE courses particularly within the last few months. They thoroughly deserve their results today which will set them up confidently for the next steps as young adults and help them continue to succeed in the future.”