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Swinton on a High with Class of 2016 GCSE results

Swinton High School has reported another set of brilliant GCSE results for its students today.

One pupil in particular, Jerry Yau, scored an incredible success with 11A*-A grades and an ‘A* with distinction’ mark in Further Maths which puts him in the top 10% in the country.

It was a tense morning at the school on Sefton Road today as the hallways echoed to the screams of joy from Year 11s as they collected their much-anticipated GCSE results.

Headteacher Mark Harrison said: “There were happy faces, tears of joy and big plans as out students enjoyed another year of fantastic results.

“In a year where many GCSE results have fallen across the country, we have seen another increase in the success of our students.

“Their hard work over the last five years has now paid off and we wish them all the very best in the next step on their journey.”

Jerry Yau said: “I am extremely delighted with these results.

“They mean so much to me and will certainly help me to get the next stage in life.

“I enjoyed learning from the teachers at The Swinton High School, they were brilliant at keeping you interested during lessons.

“What really helped me were the after school revision sessions, teachers always encouraged us to attend and they have certianly been vital to my success.

“I now plan to go to Loreto College to study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. I’m planning to do a Physics degree at University.”

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Sam Brookfield

Sam Brookfield scored an incredible 13A*-A grades, saying: “I’m quite happy with my results today…working hard has paid off! My next steps are college and then university.”

Swinton High report that their ‘Class of 2016’ have achieved improved results for Drama, Business Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Maths, Product Design, Resistant Materials, RS, Core Sciences, Statistics, Art and Textiles.

73.9% of pupils scored an A-C grade in English, while 65.4% passed Maths A-C.

Bethany Saville, who scored 6A*-A grades, said: “I am so happy with my results.

“I didn’t expect to get some of the grades I did so I am quite shocked!

“In my time here I really enjoyed the subject options on offer.

“To be able to study Performing Arts as a qualification, which is a subject I love, has been amazing.

“The breakfast revision sessions have helped me prepare so much for all of the exams.

“I now plan to go to college and then university and hope to become a Forensic Psychologist.”

Wiktoria Matuszewska acheived 5A*-A grades and said: “My friends and the teachers have been the ones who have helped me through these exams.

I had all the support I needed so I was relaxed and wasn’t stressing too much…my family were a huge help too!

“My plans for the future? Well, I either want to be an actress or a lawyer.

“I am going on to study Law, History and Politics & Government at Loreto College and then hopefully I will study Law in the United States of America!”

Mr Harrison added: “We would like to pass on our warmest congratulations to all our students on their achievements, we are really proud of every single one of you.”

Main image: Bethany Saville/Milan Bajgai

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