Students from the Littlehampton Academy have been receiving their GCSE results this morning (August 25).
This year, 49 per cent of students gained at least five GCSEs at A* to C including English and maths.
The school welcomed a number of success stories this year including Calum Yardley, Abigail Race and Matthew Hubbard.
Calum, 16, achieved three A* grades, five A grades and 1 B grade.
He said: “The grades were more or less what I was predicted so I am pretty happy with them.
“I now intend to study for A-Levels at the sixth form here.
“I wasn’t nervous about my results until I went to open the envelope. I told myself that there was nothing I could do about it so tried not to worry.
“I start again on September 7 so I now have a couple of weeks to relax and enjoy myself.”
Matthew Hubbard, 16, was another success story this year.
He achieved five A* grades, four A grades and one B grade.
He said: “I am very pleased and I have done better than I thought I would, I’m especially pleased with the B in Spanish.
“I am now planning to study maths, chemistry, physics and biology at Worthing College.
“I wouldn’t mind a bit longer off for summer but it’s fairly exciting to start. I am intending to go to university in the future but I will see how my A-Levels go.”
Abigail Race, 16, achieved 100 per cent grades A*-A as she secured six A* grades and four A grades.
She said: “I was so nervous this morning as I came into get them but it is such a relief now.
“I am planning to go out for a meal with my family to celebrate and then relaxing.”
Another student that achieved 100 per cent grades A*-A was Chloe Capelin.
Chloe, 16, is now planning to begin a fashion diploma at Chichester college in September.
She said: “I am very pleased that my hard work paid off. There were many late nights preparing for these exams.
“I picked them up at about half ten this morning but I did not sleep at all well last night because I just kept thinking about my results. I was so desperate to open them.
“I am excited to finally be doing something that I absolutely love in September.”
The year group’s head girl, Beth de Claire, 16, was another extremely high achiever as she achieved four A grades and six B grades.
She said: “I am very pleased with them, I was just looking for passes so to get A’s is great.
“I am going to study at Worthing College and I will be set some bridge work on September 1 to complete before I officially start on September 15.
“In terms of celebrations, I am on a lifeguard course and so I am being assessed in that tomorrow so I guess I will be in the pool mostly.”
Shannon Gaskin, 16, was another student to achieve top GCSE grades and is already considering her university options.
She said: “It is still early days but I am looking to go onto study a chemical and pharmaceutical degree at Canary Wharf.
“It is a long way off but that is the goal.
“I will be doing my A-Levels here at Littlehampton Academy and hopefully I can get the grades to get on the course.”
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