Saint Aidan’s students must have felt particularly nervous on GCSE Results Day. They were the first group in three years to sit GCSE exams, and the headlines this year have been all about falling grades nationally. However, there were a lot of smiles at 9.00 am as they celebrated record results despite all the challenges they have faced, with grades in these exams even better than the school assessed grades of the last two years.
Two students – Imogen Evans and Rebecca Roeves – managed a clean sweep of 10 Grade 8s and 9s, while an amazing 17 students got at least 6 of these top grades. Headteacher Andy Smith said, “This year’s GCSE students have had so much to deal with, and have shown amazing resilience to get through their courses successfully. The excellent results they have picked up this morning are a great reward for all the hard work they have done in school and at home, and they can now look forward to the next stage in their education with confidence. I’m so proud of them!”