The headteacher of a Lichfield school has praised her students for their “outstanding” GCSE results.
More than 80% at Lichfield Cathedral School scooped five A* to C grades, including English and Maths, while nearly 60% were A* to B.
One student – Jemima Richardson-Jones even bagged a clean sweep of 11 A* grades.
Headteacher Susan Hannam said: “This is another set of strong results with outstanding grades in the traditional, more demanding academic subjects, showing that the Cathedral School continues to prepare its students for the challenges of A Level and beyond.
“I am delighted that the school has sustained its high level of attainment and it is a pleasure to see so many superb individual performances.”
Other successes include:
- Amber Jordan – six A*, four A and one B
- Thomas Hartshorn – four A*, five A and two B.
- Sania Ahmed and Lydia Vaughan – one A*, seven A and three B.
Susan added: “These excellent results show just how hard students and staff have worked and are a tribute to their commitment to outstanding teaching and learning.
“My congratulations to all our students, their teachers and other staff who have taught and supported students so effectively, and their parents who have nurtured and encouraged them throughout their school lives.
“With regard to the recent press coverage of declining numbers nationally studying languages, it is particularly pleasing to note that the majority of our students take a foreign language and this year 96% of entries achieved A* to C grades, a fabulous achievement preparing pupils for the global workplace.
“I look forward to welcoming the students to the Sixth Form in September and challenge them all to surpass the excellent A Level results achieved by our students last week.”