24 August 2023
Pupils at Portsmouth High School GDST were celebrating this morning after receiving their GCSE results; half of all grades were above A or equivalent.
‘I have been so impressed with this year’s cohort,’ said Headmistress, Mrs Jane Prescott. ‘They have gone through a very difficult few years but they have achieved good results and are enjoying everything today brings.’
Mrs Julie Parkinson, Head of Year 11, added:
‘What an extraordinary year group and I am delighted for them. Today is just a stepping stone to the next stage and we look forward to welcoming them back into Sixth Form next month.’
Anusha Davies, 15, gained 7 9s and 3 A*s.
‘I was really surprised with my A* in computer science but so happy. I am planning on studying biology, chemistry and mathematics for A Level with a view to reading medicine hopefully. I am off now to Nando’s to celebrate!’
Olivia Boyd, 16, battled streptococcus pneumoniae for three months and missed all the mock examinations and much of the revision period. Olivia achieved 1A*, 2 As, 2 7s, 6 and 5.
‘I obtained all the grades I need for progressing to A Levels for English Literature, history and politics. I am really pleased with my grades as was hospitalised three times over the last few months with strep pneumonia. I missed all the mocks and mostly all my revision time so I am so happy with the results today.’
Priyanka Nadkarni, 16, gained 3A*s, 4 9s, 2 8s and a 7:
‘I’m staying at PHS to study biology, chemistry and maths with a possible view to studying medicine in the future,’ she said.
Anna Irvine-Capel, 16, gained 3 As, 4 8s, 2 7s and a 6:
‘I am very happy. I am going to be studying history, French and RS for A Level at Portsmouth High School. I am not sure what I want to do in the future but there is plenty of support here to figure it out as we progress through Sixth Form.’
‘We look forward to welcoming the pupils back for an exciting two years in the Sixth Form,’ added Mrs Prescott.