Students at Blessed Robert Sutton CVA were celebrating their GCSE results today.
John Sathish, 16, achieved grades 4-7. He arrived in the UK from India in Year 6 and could only speak a little English.
He said: “I’m very happy with my results. They were a bit higher than I thought they might be. I moved to the UK in Year 6 and I remember struggling in the first two years because I could only speak a little bit of English. I think the hardest thing was getting used to people’s accents. My teachers here have really helped me and I’m proud because I do feel like I’ve worked hard for this.”
Aston Carpenter, 16, achieved grades 7-9 and said: “I’m very surprised as I wasn’t too sure about Biology although overall the grades have matched what I was predicted. I haven’t been too worried about my results.. I got up and walked my dog this morning and chose to come in the 11-11.30am slot to collect my results.
“I was really shocked by what happened around the A-level results and I think it was a relief when the Government did the u-turn about how the GCSE grades would be awarded. I’m studying Biology, Maths and Chemistry at A-level and I want to be a dentist.”
Rebecca Trousdale achieved grades 6-9. She said: “I was really nervous about my results after my friend picked up her A-Level results last week and they weren’t as she expected. I am so pleased to have got the grades I have.”
Josiah Morrone achieved grades 8-9. He said: “I am very pleased with my results as I didn’t know what to expect but wow! I’ve been apprehensive but I knew I did well in my mocks so had them as a back-up.”
Amy Belcher achieved 9s across the board. She said: “I was expecting to do well because I have worked really hard and my mocks were high but to get straight 9s, I’m shocked.”
Katy-Rose Hyde also achieved all grade 9s. She said: “I am so happy with my results. I was nervously waiting in the car to collect them hoping my hard work had paid off and it has.”
Katy’s fantastic results mean that she is one step closer to her dream of becoming a pilot in the RAF.
Laura O’Leary, acting headteacher at Blessed Robert Sutton, said: “As a school, we are incredibly proud of Year 11 and all they have achieved during their time at Robert Sutton which equates to another excellent set of results for the school.
“Students have worked extremely hard over the past two years and, in the face of the challenging circumstances that have unfolded, have demonstrated great resilience and fortitude.”
“Whilst students should be extremely proud of their excellent academic achievements, the measure of their success and development goes well beyond this: both individually and collectively, they have consistently embodied the school values and have been excellent role models for the rest of the school community.
“They are a bright, engaged, caring and capable group of young people with vast potential. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have them as part of our school community.”
She also thanked teachers “who have invested a huge amount of time in ensuring that these grades accurately reflect our students’ capabilities”.
Sean McClafferty, CEO of the St Ralph Sherwin Trust, said: “We would like to congratulate all of the students at Blessed Robert Sutton CVA who have had to cope with some extraordinary circumstances over the last few months. We hope that they can look forward to the future now and we wish them the very best of luck as they take the next step on their journey. We would also like to thank the staff at Blessed Robert Sutton who have worked tirelessly to support Year 11 through this difficult time.”