GCSE results day 2017: Knights Templar School, Baldock

Year 11 students celebrate getting their GCSE results. Picture: Knights Templar School

Year 11 students celebrate getting their GCSE results. Picture: Knights Templar School - Credit: Archant

Year 11 students at Baldock’s Knights Templar School collected their GCSE results today – and head Tim Litchfield said they should be delighted with their success.

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These were the first group of students to take the new and more demanding GCSEs in English language, English literature and mathematics, and Mr Litchfield said that many students had exceeded expectations in these any many other courses.

Top performers included Rowan Frowde, who got nine A* grades and an A or equivalent, and Ben Buky and Sasha Mills, who both got eight A*s and two As or equivalent.

Others who got at least three A*s were Erin Davies, John Goward, Enfys Neale, Gurjeenvan Dhesi, Cameron Stanley, Eleanor Redfearn, Emily Collinson, Finn Harrigan, Georgia Farey, Harry Godfrey, Alex Allenby, Daisy Muge, George Gearing, Eve Wenham, Joseph White, Myles Johnson, Ben Reed and Emily Wallis.

Students highlighted by the school as having made the great progress included Harry Godfrey – who was 18 grades above his targets.

Girls at Baldock's Knights Templar School celebrate getting their GCSE results. Picture: Knights Tem

Girls at Baldock's Knights Templar School celebrate getting their GCSE results. Picture: Knights Templar School - Credit: Archant

Gurjeenvan Dhesi was 11 above targets, with John Goward nine above and Freya List, Edward Lovett and Charlotte Turner all seven above.

Mr Litchfield said: “My warmest congratulations extend to all of our students whose dedication and commitment to their studies has been rewarded.

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“I am sure all students and parents will join with me in thanking our exceptional staff for their continued dedication to ensuring each student has the help, support and instruction needed to help them do as well as they possibly can.

“As we can see, there have been some exceptional individual performances – and special mention must go to Sasha Mills who taught herself GCSE law in one year and gained an A grade, and Gabriel Taylor of Year 9, who gained full marks in every paper for his GCSE music.

Ben Buky and family look at the GCSE results. Picture: Knights Templar School

Ben Buky and family look at the GCSE results. Picture: Knights Templar School - Credit: Archant

“Sasha and Ben Buky also taught GCSE astronomy to a small group of their peers, with amazing success.

“I am so proud of all our students. They are a credit to themselves and their parents, and are a testament to the remarkable teaching and pastoral support we provide here at Knights Templar.”

Andy Allman, head of Year 11, added: “It has been my absolute pleasure to work with these students during their time at Knights Templar School.

“No-one likes being the guinea pig, but they have coped with the new changes exceptionally well.

“This cohort are a remarkable group of young people, and I am proud to be associated with them.

“Many students have continued to exceed even my highest hopes, and I forever wish them well on their future endeavours.”

A more detailed breakdown of results will soon be on ktemplar.herts.sch.uk.

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