The sun shone on Durrington students today as they received their excellent GCSE results from proud staff at the school.
Amidst an unprecedented and uncertain picture nationally, the students’ grades bear testament to their hard work and passion for learning which has been fostered by strong relationships and great teaching from Durrington’s staff over the past five years.
There was a strong sense of immense pride throughout the morning as students and staff reflected on their happy years at Durrington, culminating in their well-deserved results awarded today.
This exceptional year group has exemplified the core Durrington values of kindness, aspiration, perseverance and pride in both their studies and their wider contribution to our school and community. Staff at Durrington have been hugely rewarded by seeing a large number of them ‘go beyond their best’ during their time at the school.
Specific congratulations must be given to these 10 Durrington students who have embodied the school’s values and achieved exceptional results; being awarded the top grade, a 9, in all eight or nine of their subjects.
James Burry, who has been awarded a scholarship at Brighton College to study French, physics, chemistry, maths and further maths, exclaimed, ‘I am really happy with these results. I worked really hard and it has paid off.’ Rebecca Dore, who will begin studying physics, PE and business studies at Chichester College next month said, ‘I am so happy with these results, I can’t believe it, wow!’
Executive Headteacher and CEO of Durrington Multi-Academy Trust Sue Marooney commented: “We are always left humbled by both the brilliance and resilience of the young people in our care at Durrington, but no year group has faced the challenges that this one has.
“To have come through that period and receive such outstanding results is recognition of all their hard work, and the dedication and belief from staff and parents. It fills us with great pride.
“We look forward to hearing about all their future endeavours and successes, and wish them all the very best as they move on to the next chapter on their journey.”