St Peter’s pupils and staff are celebrating deserved GCSE success for their determination and dedication in the most unique and challenging circumstances.
Interim headteacher Neil Skerry said: “This Y11 cohort has experienced an unprecedented final year, but it is extremely rewarding to see it completed with this well-deserved set of results.
“Our pupils worked extremely hard throughout their time with us and we are delighted that their commitment has been recognised in the awarding of these grades.
“We wish them well as they progress to their next steps in education and training and look forward to hearing about their future successes. They will always be part of the St Peter’s family.”
Head girl Amelia Salt, achieved three grade 9s, including English and History, a grade 8 in RE and three grade 7s including Maths and Science.
Amelia, who attended St Margaret Clitherow’s Primary School and represented St Peter’s in netball and athletics, plans to study A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and History and would like to study Biochemistry or Medicine at university.
Amelia said: “This year has proved how important mocks are and how important it is to work hard in Year 11.”
Yumna Zahid achieved eight grade 9s (including DT, English Language and Literature, Geography, RE, Biology, Chemistry and Physics), a grade 8 in Maths and grade 7 in Spanish.
Yumna, who represented school in netball and athletics, plans to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths or Physics at A-levels and would like to study Medicine and become a doctor.
“I’m so happy with my results and the opportunities they give me,” said Yumna. “I’m absolutely over the moon!”
Lydia Laverick achieved a grade 9 in RE, three Grade 8s, in English Language and Literature and Geography, and four grade 7s, including Art, Maths and Science.
Lydia, who represented the school in netball, plans to study Biology, English Literature and History A-levels and would like to become a radiographer or a medical lawyer.
Lydia said: “I’m ecstatic with my results and feel so happy to receive these grades at the end of five years of hard work.”
Ellie Morgan achieved two grade 9s (Art and RE), a grade 8 in English Literature and five grade 7s, including English Language, History, Maths and Science.
Ellie, who represented the school in netball, plans to study Law, Sociology and Psychology before hopefully going on to university.
Ellie said: “I am surprised by how well I’ve done and especially pleased with my combined science result.”