GCSE Results Day

GCSE Results Day




Years of hard work and dedication paid off for Year 11 students as they collected their eagerly awaited GCSE results on 21st August.

More than half of the cohort achieved the gold standard benchmark of at least 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths. The number of students gaining more academic GCSE qualifications at A* - C has also risen since last year.

Many Tupton Hall youngsters will continue their studies at Tupton Hall Sixth Form, which last week achieved the best A Level results in the school’s history, placing it among the best performing post-16 centres in Derbyshire... Click here to read more.

Headteacher Mr Andrew Knowles said: “'We are pleased that the vast majority of our students have achieved the necessary qualifications to enhance their life chances. We are very proud of their achievements. Young people are not statistics and so we are delighted that so many of them have excellent results that reflect their ability, effort and commitment. I am grateful for the conscientious hard work of our teaching and support staff who have taught, supported and nurtured our students with genuine care and attention throughout their time at the school.”

One of the highest achievers was Emily Jolly, who achieved 7 A*s and 3 As at GCSE. She also completed an optional GCSE in Astronomy outside of school hours, gaining a B grade.

“I cried when I got my results. I was hoping for a few A*s but to get this many feels amazing,” said Emily. Emily will study Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Spanish at Tupton Hall Sixth Form from September, and wants to pursue a degree in medicine.

She said her results were the product of ‘a lot of hard work’. “Tupton Hall is an amazing school,” said Emily. “The staff have been really supportive and I would not have been able to get this many top grades without them."

Heather Lynch was another high achieving student, gaining 2 A*s and 6As at GCSE. She will study A Levels in Biology, English Literature, Economics and Psychology or Geography next year.

“It has been a tense few months waiting for these results but I’m really happy – and so are my parents,” said Heather. “I think everyone is feeling the relief of getting Results Day over with now. There has been a great atmosphere this morning.”

One student who has battled adversity to achieve an outstanding set of results is Nicola Clarke. Nicola was diagnosed with leukemia in March and has not been to school since then. But she has emerged, after a grueling course of intensive treatment, with 2 As, 2 Bs and 3 Cs.

“I’m really happy with them, considering I wasn’t able to do any revision. I’ll be staying on at Sixth Form to do Psychology, Sociology, Art and Health & Social Care."

Head of Year 11 Miss Rosey Cooper said Nicola’s hard work in Year 10 had set her up for a great set of results. “Nicola is a really conscientious student whose dedication to her studies before she became poorly has paid off. I’m very proud of her.” said Miss Cooper. “She serves as an example of the benefits of working hard in Year 10 – the earlier the better."

Bright young boxer Liam Dring is setting his sights on a career in the ring. The 16-year-old hopes to embark on the Advanced Apprenticeships in Sporting Excellence (AASE) programme. It is aimed at boxers who have the realistic potential to achieve excellence and perform at the highest level, engaging them in full time training while gaining educational qualifications.

“My ambition is to box for England or Great Britain. On this course I’ll learn things like sports massage and sports nutrition as well as training every day with England and GB coaches. The sports facilities at Tupton Hall are brilliant and coming here has helped me get closer towards my goal.”

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