St Mary's Catholic School GCSEs: Three students achieve nine 9s and an 8
Students at St Mary's Catholic School in Bishop's Stortford have made the grade with top marks in their GCSEs.
Emily Evers, Dominic Hodgson and Edward Luppi achieved nine grade 9s and one 8, while Nina Sydee gained seven 9s and three 8s.
Nathan Ilsley, Francesca Calierno and Emma Fitzgerald all gained four or five 9s alongside four or five 8s and a 7.
Antonia Szlosarek, Aliyah Surujbally, Gaetano Chiazza and Fianaid Rippe all got at least one 9 alongside a host of 8s and/or 7s. Onyekachi Echekoba did brilliantly, too, with five 8s and five 7s.
Across the board, there were notable achievements at all levels, with many teenagers overcoming huge challenges and obtaining personal bests.
Tom Johnston, deputy head at the Windhill secondary, said: "The hard work, in challenging circumstances, has paid off for our Year 11s, many of whom are returning to our sixth form in order to complete their seven-year St Mary's journey – hopefully with less disruption as they focus on their A-levels.
"We're immensely proud of them all and it's wonderful to see their confidence and maturity as they celebrate their successes and plan their futures.
"Our teachers have worked tirelessly to assess them to exacting standards, moderate their work and ensure fair results; we wish each student every success for the future.
"We're extremely grateful to the whole St Mary's community – teachers, parents, staff, priests, governors to name but a few – for the support they've given these students, and the whole school, during the past 18 months."