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Students and staff at Plymouth High School are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results

This year, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, students have excelled, and the academy, which is part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, is rejoicing in a year of fantastic results for students.

We are very proud of all our students, they have persevered wonderfully, particularly given the challenging circumstances of recent times.

Whilst we have been celebrating with year 11 today, there are some standout individual performances. These include:

  • Sarah Darwich and Lara Davies, who were each awarded Grade 9 in 10 subjects
  • Holly Beckman and Abi Finnie were both awarded Grade 9 in 8 subjects and Ingrid Zamfir was awarded Grade 9 in 7 subjects.
  • 34 of our students were awarded Grade 7 or higher across 8 of their GCSE subjects.

Due to the pandemic, the Government made the decision that this year, young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work they had produced throughout their courses. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards who awarded the final grades.

Collecting her GCSE results today, Florence Cooper said “I’m really pleased with my grades” Hannah Tyrrell, Jennifer Lai and Juliette Thomas all agreed.  The girls added that they are thoroughly looking forward to the next step in their education.

Simon Underdown, Headteacher at Plymouth High, said:

Our students have worked incredibly hard to get their GCSE results and thoroughly deserve their success.  We have been so impressed with their work ethic and determination and are delighted to be celebrating with them today.  It has been wonderful to see so many smiling faces throughout the day and to know that our students are able to progress onto their next steps.  I would like to say a huge thank you to all our students, parents, carers, staff and local community for their support and encouragement.

Stuart Gardner, CEO of Thinking Schools Academy Trust, added:

I am delighted for our students at Plymouth High. They have worked exceptionally hard, and it is great to see them excited about their future. Well done to all!