GCSE RESULTS: Lavant House School

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Pupils at Lavant House School near Chichester filled the front hall with delighted shrieking this morning (Thursday, August 230 as they opened those all important envelopes containing the GCSE results.

Nerves were rapidly forgotten as they realised that, yet again, Lavant House girls had achieved an impressive array of results.

A total of 43 per cent of all results were at A or A* with 83 per cent of pupils achieving five A* to C grades.

Jemma Swan was particularly pleased as she discovered her grades, a very commendable nine A*s and one grade A. She said: “I was so nervous coming in this morning to find out what I’d got; my hands were shaking when I opened that envelope but now I’m really pleased. I’m not sure it’s quite sunk in yet.” Jemma is now going on to study four A levels in English, French, maths and Latin.

Faith Withinshaw was also happy with her seven A grades and 3 Bs. She said: “I did work hard I think but today makes it all worthwhile. The teachers were brilliant and helped me every step of the way.”

High flier, Tamzin Barnett was unable to come into school this morning to pick up her envelope so sent her father, Mr Ian Barnett, on her behalf.

He was very happy with her results; four A*s, five As and a B.

He said: “She did a lot of work for this, she was very conscientious – much more so than I was at her age – and this has confirmed that it was very well worth it. She very much deserves these brilliant results.”

Millie Clark couldn’t hide her delight at her six A*s, three As and a C and said that she was thrilled to be able now to choose her A levels from across the board of subject choices.

She said: “I am so relieved to finally get these results. I had hoped I’d done enough and thank goodness it’s all worked out for me and I can now go off and celebrate.”

Headmistress Kate Bartholomew was similarly delighted. She said: “It’s another excellent year for results at Lavant House which have been consistently impressive for some years now. Everyone has worked hard and this has been reflected in their achievements.”