Hats Off to High Flying Students
Twins Daisy and Ella Petrie were leading the GCSE celebrations at Cheadle Hulme School, opening their envelopes to find they had achieved identical grades. With 6A*s and 3As each, the high achieving girls, who plan to continue their studies in the Sixth Form, both also achieved top grades in the extra Certificate in Further Maths examination and were delighted with their results.
“I’ve been up since 6.00am this morning!” says Daisy, who is also a star of the School’s Drama department and wants to go on to study Law or History at university. “I think it is going to take a couple of hours to sink in but I’m really pleased with my results”.
“I was fairly confident with my Maths exams,” adds Ella, “so I was particularly pleased to achieve an A* and A^ in those - but you always feel like there is a bit of luck to help you along the way!”
Ella was not the only mathematician to be delighted with her results, with 86% of the year group achieving A* or A, 100% of Further Mathematicians achieving A or above and 15 students achieving the coveted A^ Distinction mark.
Results were outstanding across the diverse range of subjects on offer at the School, with 82% A* or A in French, 83% in Religious Studies, 81% in Art and Design, 89% in Drama - and the School’s scientists achieving 80% A – A* in Biology and 76% in Physics.
Latin scholar Adam Cunnane, who recently won a Latin essay writing competition and plays for the School’s Latin scrabble team, achieved 9A*s and an additional A^ Distinction in Further Maths, along with fellow students Jessica Hull and Miranda Iyer who also achieved the top grade in all ten of their exams: “I’m so relieved,” says Adam. “I’ve enjoyed all the extra Latin I have been able to do outside of class. I’d like to do Law at university so it will certainly help me a lot in the future.”
Latin is an increasingly popular subject with 25 boys and girls studying the subject for GCSE this year and 72% of them achieving A* or A.
The overall pass rate was 100%, with 87% of students achieving A* to B grades.
“What fantastic results,” says Head, Lucy Pearson. “Once more our students have shown how versatile they are, succeeding in a wide range of academic and creative subjects while at the same time committing 100% to the opportunities available to them beyond the classroom. I look forward to seeing this bright group of boys and girls continue to flourish in their Sixth Form studies.”