GCSE results day 2017: The Priory School, Hitchin

GCSE students celebrate receiving their results at Hitchin's Priory School. Picture: The Priory Scho

GCSE students celebrate receiving their results at Hitchin's Priory School. Picture: The Priory School - Credit: Archant

Geraint Edwards, head of Hitchin’s Priory School, has been quick to congratulate his students after they received their GCSE results this morning.

He said: “It is a testament to the hard work of our students along with the excellence of their teachers and the great support they receive at home.

“We want to congratulate all of them on their individual successes and look forward to a significant number of them returning to our sixth form in September.

“These young people have a lot to be proud of.”

Top performers include Freya Brawn with three grade 9s, eight A*s and 1 A.


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Daisy Doyle who achieved one grade 9, two grade 8s, five A*, two As and one B.

Ronan Riggs with one grade 9, two grade 8s, four A*s, three As and one B.

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Beth James with two grade 9, one grade 8, three A*s, three As and one B.

Sian Lawrence with two grade 8, one grade 7, five A*s, three As and one B.

Jacques Du Toit with one grade 9, two grade 7, three A*s, five As and one B.

A school spokesman said: “New GCSEs, the increased rigour of the linear exams and the 1-to-9 grading for English and maths saw a definite nervous tension in the air as Priory School students came to pick up their results.

“However, within moments of opening their envelopes, there were plenty of smiles – with students in a celebratory mood after another set of excellent examination results.”

Overall results were not available.

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