A Gad’s Hill student has scored two 9 grades in a subject he has helped younger students with, in and out of school.

James-Henry Sherburn, 16, from Luddesdown, achieved the highest grades attainable in the GCSE Double Science Award.

James, who is the Independent Schools Association Under 18 national sabre fencing champion, has won a place at Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Dover. He goes on to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics A-levels.

Gad’s Headmaster Mr Paul Savage said: “This is a wonderful result for a young man who has worked tirelessly through his senior years to promote the subject, running a number of showcase events and helping younger children with their Science studies.”

Fellow classmates celebrated their exam success too.

Head of Haig House, George Hake, 16 and from Higham, racked-up five grade A/7s; four 7s in Maths, both Sciences and French and an A in ICT.

Mr Savage continued: “I am delighted with 100% pass rates in so many different subject areas, including DT, Geography, History, French and Food and Nutrition, demonstrating our commitment to a broad and interesting curriculum.”

This year’s highlights also included a 92% pass rate in Maths, 90% in Science and 91% in ICT.

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

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