Joy and smiles filled the air at Bishop Vaughan this morning as pupils collected their GCSE results!
Mrs Pole, Headteacher, commented, "The school performance was strong across the board despite disruptions to the pupils' prior learning through the Covid pandemic. We are particularly proud of the pupils’ achievements which reflect the hard work and dedication invested into their studies. We wish all our students well as they proceed to Sixth Form, further education or training."
One jubilant pupil, Naarani Gowribalan, who gained 11 A* grades and a Distinction, said: "I feel ecstatic after opening my results as I truly believe that I did work hard. I also know that I will work even harder in Sixth Form and challenge myself with some of the hardest A level options in hope to reach my full potential."
Ava Dempster. who achieved 10 A* grades and 1 A grade, said "I’m over the moon! I’m very happy with my results. Hard work pays off. I can’t wait to continue studying in Sixth Form!"
Katelin Michael on gaining 8 A* grades and 4 A grades commented, "You really do get out of life what you put into it. I can’t wait to return to Bishop Vaughan in September."
Acknowledging the challenges for the education sector, Chair of Governors Cllr. Sam Pritchard said, "This examination series has been challenging for all Year 11 pupils. For many of them it represents one of the first times that they have sat public examinations due to disruption caused by Covid. We are truly impressed by the pupils’ efforts and their determination to succeed and also by the dedication of their teachers."
A very happy Calan Wilkins, who gained 8 A* grades, 2 A grades and a Merit concluded, "Bishop Vaughan was really supportive and gave me all the help they could give."
Pictured below are Year 11 pupils Lottie Rudderham and Calan Wilkins, celebrating their GCSE results success: