Gad’s girl overcomes adversity to celebrate GCSE results with classmates

Gad’s Hill student Mollie-Ann Hardy, from Higham, is celebrating across-the-board success in her GCSEs today, after achieving high marks in Maths, English, Science and humanities!

Mollie-Ann, 16, gained nine GCSEs and was thrilled to be awarded grade 9 in her favourite subjects English Literature and Geography, as well as grade 7 in Maths and Double Science.

Head of the independent school’s Haig House, Mollie-Ann has been a consistent high-achiever at Gad’s since starting in Gad’s Juniors aged seven but her results are even more remarkable considering she has been hospitalised for some of the year.

Diagnosed with a painful nervous system disorder last year, Mollie-Ann has had to work extra hard at home, school, and in hospital, to keep-up with her studies.

Gad’s Hill Headmaster, Mr Paul Savage, said: “This year’s overall and individual results are impressive and I am proud of all our students’ successes but Mollie-Ann really has overcome adversity to achieve an excellent set of grades.

“Our children leave Gad’s Hill with qualifications which reflect their diverse and individual interests and career ambitions and our year-on-year results are testament to their hard work.”

“I am delighted with our 100% pass rates in so many different subject areas, including English Literature, Mathematics, French, Statistics, Music and PE, demonstrating our commitment to a broad and interesting curriculum.”

Gad’s GCSE highlights this year also include a 94% pass rate in Science and 91% in Drama.

The school’s Combined Cadet Force continued its long-established tradition of a 100% pass rate in BTEC Teamwork and Personal Development.

Mollie-Ann goes on to study Maths, English Literature, Politics and Geography A-levels at Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School.