It was a morning of celebration at Our Lady of Sion school, as eager students found out the results of all their hard work.
Head teacher Dr Simon Orchard was excited to announce that the school’s excellent track record had continued this year with a 100 per cent pass rate.
The school’s senior site in Gratwicke Road was open from 9am for students to collect their long-awaited results, with staff on hand to congratulate and provide advice.
In addition to the perfect pass rate, 92 per cent of grades came in at C or higher, and a fifth of students received at least one A*.
“All of our students have worked incredibly hard with their teachers over these last two years to attain an excellent set of results”, said Dr Orchard, who also teaches Chemistry.
“Our final year students will be leaving the school as well rounded individuals who understand and embrace the school’s ethos of Consideration Always.”
Among the students collecting their results were Matilda Fuller, and Tom Jarman, both 17, who will be the school’s head girl and head boy next year.
Miss Fuller got excellent results in Geography, Chemistry, Biology and Maths, and intends to study veterinary medicine.
“I’m really pleased”, Miss Fuller said. “I don’t think I have ever wanted to be anything else.”
Mr Jarman secured A grades in Law and German and is keen to study law at univerity.
Both Miss Fuller and Mr Jarman are excited for their new roles at the school next year, having gone through an interview process and vote.
“We get a chance to give back”, said Mr Jarman.
One student, Ziona Juer, achieved three A* grades and one A grade after being offered a place at Durham University to study Natural Sciences.
Current head boy Robert Montague attained the A* and two A grades he needed to study Mathematics at Bath University.
Charlotte Fritche, 18, will be going to Nottingham Trent University to study Psychology after achieving great results in Psychology, P.E. and English Literature.
“This is the best day”, said exams officer Toni Howells.
“When the students reach their potential it is the best feeling for me.
“They are hardworking and they know where they want to go”, she added.
This is the first results day at the school for head teacher Dr Orchard, who has been in his current role a year.
“We wish them the very best for the future,” he said.
“They all thoroughly deserve the success that they have achieved.”
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