GCSE Results 2019: Thurston Community College
Envelopes were opened and futures were made as students from Thurston Community College received their GCSE results.
308 students took the exams this year with 63 per cent gaining grade four and above for English and Maths, compared to last year where 318 pupils sat them with a 63 per cent scoring grade four or above in English and maths.
Principal Helen Wilson, said: “We are delighted to report another strong set of GCSE outcomes at Thurston Community College.
“Our Year 11 students have worked with steadfast determination and their results today pay tribute to their efforts.
"I would like to congratulate all of our successful students and to thank my staff who have worked skilfully and tirelessly to support them. I wish them every success and happiness for the future.”
One delighted student was Pheobe Blay, who not only received eights in Religious Studies, Art, Craft and Design, History and English Literature, but also a nine in Design and Technology from her 10 GCSEs.
On the top grade which put her in the top two per cent in the country for the subject, she said: "It is amazing, I worked so hard and was hoping for a good mark, but I wasn't expecting to get this."
She will be going Thurston Sixth Form and was looking into doing something in journalism or advertisement.
Another exceptional student was Grace Onah, who got two nines in Chemistry and French as well as eights in Psychology, Biology and Physics.
She said; "I am really relieved, the last month I found myself replaying all the exams in my head,
"The first mark I saw was seven for maths and as I went down them I was shocked, I didn't expect this."
Grace will also be attending the sixth form to do chemistry, physics, maths and French, before hoping to do chemistry at university.
Finally, Aiden Stockdale achieved six nines, two eights and a seven, as well as getting an A in AS Level Computer Science, which he took a year early.
This matched his sister's results from last year, who also went to Thurston.
Aiden will be going to the sixth form at the college.