‘A’ great day for Gad’s GCSE ‘star’ students

Pupils at Gad’s Hill School have once again achieved top marks in their GCSE examinations.

Sixteen-year-olds Freya Smith and Nicholas Batchelor, who have been at Gad’s since they were three-years-old, have been awarded 11 A* or A grades between them, after gaining 10 qualifications each.

Freya, from Chalk, is looking forward to taking Geography, Chemistry and Biology A Levels at Gravesend Grammar School.  She hopes to pursue a career in Forensic Science.

Nicholas, from Rochester, goes on to Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School to study Geography, Mathematics and Economics.  He aims to win a place at Loughborough University to further a career in Economics.

Many fellow classmates also celebrated being awarded A*/8 and A/7 grades and the independent day school reported 64% of students had received A*- C grades in at least five subjects.

Headmaster Mr David Craggs said:  “For a school that takes pupils with a broad range of abilities, these are very pleasing results indeed.

“Individual scores are exceptional but I’m equally proud of this year’s subject achievements (A*- C) – 95% of students who sat Mathematics passed; DT results were 89%; Additional Science 89%; Geography 88%; PE 100%; Computer Science 86%; History 78%; English 82% and French 76%.

“Our Combined Cadet Force continued its long-established tradition of a 100% pass rate in BTEC Teamwork and Personal Development.

“I’m delighted to congratulate our Director of Music Mr John Stone, and his hard-working scholars, on their fantastic straight A result, after the recent introduction of CGSE Music.

“Our success at GCSE is testament to the hard work and dedication of our teaching staff and of course students, many of whom go on to study A Levels at local grammar schools.”

A final congratulations goes to Gad’s Head of Senior School, Mr Paul Savage, who after a year of studying has led by example and gained an A* in Spanish.