After a nervous wait, students at Hermitage Academy finally received their GCSE results today marking the end of an academic year like no other.
Hard work and determination paid off across the year group with many students achieving fantastic grades including Emily Chong who achieved the most Grade 9s in school (the highest GCSE grade awarded) with an outstanding seven grades 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7. Emily will move on to join Durham Johnson to study her A levels.
Other top performers included:
- Lauren Jones with six grade 9s, three grade 8s and 1 grade 7 who is going to Durham Sixth Form Centre to study A Levels.
- Keiron Johnson with five grade nines and five grade 8s. Keiron is staying at Hermitage Sixth Form to continue his studies in French, geography, English language and English literature.
- Adrian Grinyer with six grade 9s, three grade 8s and 1 grade 7. Adrian is also staying at Hermitage Sixth Form to study chemistry, computing, physics and maths.
- Holly Hartford with four grade 9s, three grade 8s and three grade 7s. Holly is also staying at Hermitage Sixth Form to study history, law English literature and business.
Head of School, Darren Stewart, said:
“At last our students can celebrate their hard work with a crop of great GCSE passes across the year group. This year has come as a complete shock to all of us, no less our students who were unceremoniously sent home in the middle of their GCSEs.
“The resilience and strength they have demonstrated during this time has been exceptional. We are all very proud of them (especially Mrs Hardy!) and excited to see how you progress in the future - good luck.”
Executive Headteacher and Deputy Chief Executive of Hermitage Academy Sponsors the North East Learning Trust, Dr Janice Gorlach, added:
“Although they did not get to sit their exams like the years before them, they can be assured that the grades their teachers submitted in readiness for the exam boards were rooted in evidence and collated with the highest integrity and professionalism. Well done to all students and good luck for your future endeavours; I wish you every success!”