More reaction to GCSE results at King's Lynn's KES
There were plenty of smiling faces as students from King Edward VII Academy received their GCSE results.
Henry Newman, 16, was ecstatic with his three 9’s and five 8’s.
He said: “It was satisfying to see my hard work pay off. I plan on continuing my education at KES Sixth Form where I will study four A-levels (Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Geography)”
Top performer Ema Tomkova, 16, received six GCSEs at the coveted 9 grade.
She said: “I was so happy when I received my results. I was lost for words. I had worked very hard throughout my time at school.
“Due to the brilliant teachers at my school and my family, who always pushed me to do well, I was expecting to get good results.
“It was always my goal, but at the same time I was nervous. It is natural to feel somewhat scared and nervous when you get your results and I felt like that, especially during these uncertain times.
“However, I am overjoyed and I know that my hard work paid off. Next, I am going to study at sixth form in my current school. I am excited to go back. After sixth form my dream and goal is to go and study, most likely law, at the University of Cambridge.”
Tyler Boswell, 16, was extremely pleased to find out he had a range of strong passes including a grade 9 in English Language. He said: “At first, I was very anxious about receiving my results but now I see there was no need to worry.
“My results are all either what I expected or way beyond I expected. I am very happy with my results this year and cannot wait to continue my education further.”
Nell Ashworth, 16, was over the moon with her six 9’s, two 8’s, a 7, a 6, and a 5.
She said: “I have been quite apprehensive to get my results since last week so I was so shocked this morning. I’m so happy that the hard work I’ve put in has been reflected by my results.
“I’m so overwhelmed and happy with what I’ve got!
I have decided to stay at KES IVth form to study my A-levels next year and will be taking English Literature, History and Sociology. I’d just like to thank all the staff that has supported me throughout my GCSE’s and I’d just like to congratulate all my peers on the results they have received today.”
Olivia Sharp, 16, said: “I wasn’t expecting to get such high grades with all the uncertainty in the news but I am ecstatic with my results. I joined in extra curriculars to help me be more confident, such as singing on stage at awards evenings and playing in sports teams for the school.
“I had taken an extra GCSE in Spanish as a twilight (after-school subject) and was so happy to have achieved a good grade in this. I am planning to continue at KES Academy to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics.”