GCSE Results 2019: Sybil Andrews Academy
History was made at Sybil Andrews Academy where the first ever set of GCSE results were handed out – and exceeded expectations.
The secondary school in Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, had 63 pupils taking the exams with 54 per cent achieving a grade 4 or higher in both mathematics and English.
Headteacher Trenica King said: “We are really pleased with the results, we have exceeded our target for the level 4 attainment.
“The students have made history in being the first to collect their results and they have done amazingly.”
Among the students to collect their results was Hannah Walker, 15, of Moreton Hall, Bury, who achieved five grade 9s and four grade 8s.
She will now decide where she wants to study her A-levels.
“I am relieved,” said Hannah, who was the school’s head librarian. “They are about what I expected, but I have high expectations for myself.
“I have loved my time here and I am excited to move onto the next step in my life.
“We are all part of the first cohort of students. We are such a small year group that we have become close.”
School leaver Josh Kelly, 16, also of Moreton Hall, achieved two grade 9s and said: “My results are a lot better than I expected.
“I was delighted when I opened my results. I was not sure if I would be celebrating, but now I know I will be organising something.”
Josh will be attending the new Abbeygate Sixth Form, as will fellow leaver Megan Crow, 16, of Stanton, who plans to study mathematics, physics and art.
She said: “I have been trying to distract myself from thinking about the results. Today I found out I got three 9s, six 8s and one 5, and I am so pleased.
“It is a little bit sad to be leaving, but I am also excited for what my next steps will be.”
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