GCSE Results: Smiles at St Peter’s

AT St Peter s School in Huntingdon, head teacher Val Ford was pleased that there was a rise in the GCSE pass rate, despite a tragic year. Pupil Warren Hay, 16, was knocked down and killed in a road accident just days before students sat their GCSE exams.

AT St Peter's School in Huntingdon, head teacher Val Ford was pleased that there was a rise in the GCSE pass rate, despite a tragic year.

Pupil Warren Hay, 16, was knocked down and killed in a road accident just days before students sat their GCSE exams. His twin sister Rebecca was among the pupils receiving their results.

The percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at A*-C was up slightly at 45 per cent.

Mrs Ford said: "We are extremely proud of our students' results, which have been achieved under difficult circumstances this year."

Top performer at the school was Craig Linnell, who achieved eight A* grades, along with two Bs and a C.

Other good performances came from Joseph Higgins, who claimed an A* in RE, three A grades, three Bs and three Cs. He will stay at St Peter's to study history, critical thinking, sociology and chemistry.

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Elliot Jermy recorded three A* grades, four As, five Bs and a C and will study chemistry, physics, maths mechanics, geography and critical thinking at A-level.