Hard work has paid off for Putteridge High School students again this year, as many of them celebrated outstanding GCSE results.
Helen Beauchamp, Headteacher, explained that “The goal posts have changed yet again this year and gaining a C or above has become more and more difficult. I am extremely proud of our students for pulling out all the stops and working hard. The students’ performance also reflects the dedication of the staff who have given so much of their own time to prepare students for these important exams.”
Many students exceeded their high targets to achieve outstanding levels of progress and others overcame personal difficulties and showed great resilience to make sure they got the grades that they needed.
Aarbaz Zakir was commended at the presentation evening in June for his outstanding work ethic and this was rewarded with 11 GCSE passes at grade C and above, including 3Bs and 2 As, he is now going off to study A levels with medical Science.
Head Girl, Lucy Whittall and House Captain Fleur Harris achieved a clean sweep of 11 top grades; while Kyle Grizzell, Bethan Green and Head Girls, Neha Sharma and Kyra Spratley achieved at least 8 A/A* grades.
Fraser Strachan achieved the A and B grades that he needed to gain a Rugby Scholarship to Bedford School, where he will study A levels.
Billy Noades is delighted that he can begin his Level three electrical apprenticeship and Megan Esser has started an exciting career with the Royal Navy, based in Portsmouth.
The levels of progress achieved by students demonstrate that parents can be confident in making Putteridge High School the first choice for a successful future.