PRIDE was abundant at Testbourne Community School as students, staff and parents celebrated ‘fantastic results’.

Over a third of students achieved the top grades 9-7 (A*-A) in either English or maths, and 77 per cent achieved a ‘strong’ pass of grade 5 and above in either English or maths and 76 per cent achieved a grade 4 and above in both English and maths combined.

Across all subjects, even though this was one of the school’s smallest year groups, a staggering total of 82 grade 9s were achieved with 15 students attaining an average of grade 8 and above.

Star performers were Zara Crapper and Emile Ivonciute who both achieved nine grade 9s and two grade 8s.

The following students all performed exceptionally well: Holly Gilmour (seven 9s, three 8s, and one L2 Distinction), Jamie Douglas (five 9s, four 8s and two 7s), Ruby McGivern (five 9s, three 8s, and three 7s) and Emily Watson (six 9s and four 8s). Ben Bendig and Hannah Kearsey were our highest performers, in terms of progress made since key stage 2.

Headteacher Jon Beck, said: “Once again I was impressed by the attitudes that Year 11 students showed towards their exams and am delighted that they will now reap the rewards.

“I am incredibly proud of our hardworking staff and students. I wish all our students every success in the next stage of their education.”