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Students discuss excellent GCSE results

24th August 2023

Wakefield Girls’ GCSE students have spoken about their excitement finding out their GCSE results which were among the top grades awarded this morning:

Roisin Daly, a musician in 5 different school bands, said she had a big but pleasant shock on receiving her 9 GCSEs at top grades of Level 8 and 9. “ I’m really happy. I am excited to be going on to Sixth Form to study Biology, History, Maths and Psychology. Looking to the future I am interested in becoming a Clinical Psychologist and hope to go on to study Biology and Psychology at university.”

Georgina Ellis, a 3rd Dan black belt holder in Taekwondo,  also achieved a range of top grades in her GCSE’s this morning. Georgina is looking forward to starting A Level studies of her favourite three subjects, Art, Physics and Maths in Sixth Form. “I would like to be an architect or an engineer so I have chosen subjects which will help me with that and they are also the topics that I like best. I’m looking forward to the academic and social difference of being in Sixth Form.”

Alice Morrison achieved top grade 8 and 9 GCSE’s and said : “I was surprised how good my results were. I was hoping to do well and they are better than I expected. I am excited to get back to school and start my A Levels in Maths, Physics and Biology, carry on with my Hockey and be part of the Swing Band where I play trombone. I am interested in pursuing a career in mechanical engineering after university. “

Emelia Batty, who recently completed a sky dive from 10, 000 feet, has both feet on the ground with her future plans. “ I am really pleased with my GCSE results. After working hard alongside my teachers, I managed to get these good grades !  I am going to study Product Design, Geography, Physics and Maths at A Level as,  looking ahead, I think I would like to be an architectural engineer. “

Amelia Parkin also collected top GCSE grades and said: “I’m pleased with my grades which take me where I hoped to be – studying History, Classical Civilisation, English Language and Textiles at A Level.  Looking to the future I would like to study and work in a career related to History or Classics. For now, I’m looking forward to studying in Sixth Form and being involved in the Electric Ensemble as well as the upcoming musical theatre productions.”

Eve Patel, musician, netballer and hockey player, was also awarded a raft of top GCSE grades this morning. Eve said: “I’m delighted with my results. I have improved a lot since my mock exams. I am interested in research and medicine; I love Chemistry and the ethics of RPE. So many things interest me so I will do a mix of A Levels In Sixth Form which include Chemistry, Biology, RPE and English Literature.”

Tilly Smith, Captain of the Equestrian Team,  also achieved all Grade 8 and 9 Level GCSEs. Tilly said: “My ultimate aim is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon and so I have decided to study Chemistry, Biology, Maths along with my special pleasure, Classical Civilisation. I’d like to go on to study medicine at university – after my recent work experience in a hospital I’m very motivated.”

Ellie Tingle, one of our leading sportswomen in netball, hockey and volleyball, was pleased to be awarded top GCSE grades, including 6 at the highest level 9,  today. Ellie said: “I am pleased with my results and am looking forward to now spending more of my time studying the subjects I most enjoy. I have chosen to study Art, PE and Biology A Levels. I’m excited to get back to school and start Sixth Form.”

Leina Tordoff, musician and hockey player, also received top GCSE grades and celebrated in school this morning. Leina said: “I’m going to be studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Music in Sixth Form as I’d like to study Biomedical Engineering at university, maybe Imperial College London or Cambridge. My hope is to develop a career designing prosthetics so that’s what I’m working towards.  I’m really happy today after seeing my results.”

Molly Robinson, U16 tennis singles national champion and doubles champion (Edinburgh 2022), commented that she surprised herself this morning with her top GCSE grades. “I earned 9 GCSE’s, 5 at Grade 9. I’ve really enjoyed a lot of my subjects, and now I’m excited to be taking my favourites at A-level: – Geography, History, PE. I don’t know where that will lead me yet. I’d like to do something with my History or Sport qualifications and experiences. For now I’m studying the subjects I like best and am looking forward to the upcoming ITF competitions in Poland.”

Discover all about Wakefield Girls’ remarkable Sixth Form at a whole school open event on 7 October and a Sixth Form only event on 17 November.

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