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.
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.
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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