Worthing High School students celebrate their success

Students celebrate at Worthing High School
Students celebrate at Worthing High School

Students at Worthing High School are celebrating their GCSE success after improving on last year’s results.

Daniel Jenkins, 16, was top of the year with nine A*s and two A grades, and will be starting at Chichester College next month.

Fraser Birks and Daniel Jenkins

Fraser Birks and Daniel Jenkins

He said: “I feel really good, and really pleased right now. I think my mum is more excited for me than I am, and I think she will be really happy.”

Not far behind him was 16-year-old Fraser Birks, who achieved eight A* grades.

He said: “I feel really good, really happy, completely buzzing. I have already told my parents and they are so happy for me.”

Head boy Tom Parke, 16, is going to Worthing College after achieving two A*s’ and six As.

Ellie Drake-Sexton, Kristina Tran, and Ava Rucklidge

Ellie Drake-Sexton, Kristina Tran, and Ava Rucklidge

He said: “I am really happy, I wanted a lot of As. I have really enjoyed my time here, and as head boy, it helped me with a lot of managerial skills, and organising events for Water Aid.”

Kristina Tran, 16, has said she was in competition with her mum after achieving three A*s, four As and three Bs. She is going on to study Sciences and Maths at Worthing College.

She said: “It means I can do what I want at A-level and I won’t call them up in a panic! I don’t think any of us were expecting this sort of result. It means I beat my mum. We have a competition where if we beat her we all get something!”

Ava Rucklidge, 16, who achieved four A*s added: “I am shocked in a good way, because I came out of a couple of exams feeling like I had not done enough, but I have.”

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