GCSE results 2020: Durrington High School pupils praised for ‘brilliance and resilience’

Pupils at Durrington High School were praised for their ‘brilliance and resilience’ as they received their GCSE results on Thursday.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 10:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 10:38 am
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day

Executive head teacher and CEO of Durrington Multi-Academy Trust Sue Marooney said students’ grades were testament to their hard work and passion for learning, fostered by great teaching from Durrington’s staff.

She added: “We are always left humbled by both the brilliance and resilience of the young people in our care at Durrington, but no year group has faced the challenges that this one has.

“To have come through that period and receive such outstanding results is recognition of all their hard work, and the dedication and belief from staff and parents. It fills us with great pride.

Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day

“We look forward to hearing about all their future endeavours and successes, and wish them all the very best as they move on to the next chapter on their journey.”

“This exceptional year group has exemplified the core Durrington values of kindness, aspiration, perseverance and pride in both their studies and their wider contribution to our school and community,” said the spokesman.

Specific congratulations were given to ten pupils – James Burry, Isabel Cage, Rebecca Dore, Scott Haysom, Arian Merati, Mridul Shrestha, Thomas Thorogood, Ollie Wadeson, Annabel Walters and Rosie Windslow – for their achievements.

James, who has been awarded a scholarship at Brighton College to study French, physics, chemistry, maths and further maths, said: “I am really happy with these results. I worked really hard and it has paid off.”

Smiles from Rosie Windslow at Durrington High School on GCSE results day

Rebecca, who will begin studying physics, PE and business studies at Chichester College next month, said: “I am so happy with these results, I can’t believe it. Wow!”

Mridul Shrestha at Durrington High School with his GCSE results
James Burry was among the Durrington High School pupils celebrating
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day
Durrington High School pupils were praised on GCSE results day