GCSE results 2016: Friends' School celebrate another great year

PUBLISHED: 13:48 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:23 25 August 2016

James Morris, Rosalind Slade, Barnaby Deller, Finola Hipkin and twin Matthew Morris at Friends School (Walden School)

James Morris, Rosalind Slade, Barnaby Deller, Finola Hipkin and twin Matthew Morris at Friends School (Walden School)

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Students have "outperformed expectations" in their GCSE results at Friends' School today (August 25).

More than half achieved A*-B grades, 24 per cent got A*-A, and 80 per cent got A*-C, of which 70 per cent included English and maths.

A high achiever, who got six A*s, an A, a B and a C, Matt Morris, said although he was “doubting himself” he is going to be able to go to Hills Road Sixth Form College to study his A levels next year.

He said: “I am pretty happy because it was a bit more than I was expecting - quite a few more A*s than I thought I would get.”

His twin, James Morris, also received very high results today - three A*s, three As, a B and a C - and was “very happy” and “surprised [I] did so well”.

Although physics was not his strong subject, James still managed to get an A*.

Friends’, which will be known as Walden School from September, have reported that the grades this year have followed broadly the same lines as the last three years.

Another student, Barnaby Deller, got four A*s in his results and will go to County High for sixth form next year to study physics, chemistry, maths, and economics.

Head teacher Anna Chaudhri congratulated all the students on their results and thanked the staff for their hard work: “There have been some excellent individual performances this year, with many students outperforming expectations.”

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