STRONG performances all round saw scenes of celebration at Chichester High School for Boys today (August 21).
The number of A* and A grades increased across the school, with acting head teacher Gary Potter highlighting that attainment in English and maths was higher than other boys nationally.
High fliers included Ed Cooke, 16, from Chichester, who got eight A* grades and three A grades.
He got A* grades for chemistry, biology, physics, English literature, English language, history, business and French, plus A grades for business, maths and religious education.
“I’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been great,” said Ed.
“I’m definitely staying here. I made up my mind a long time ago.
“I’ve always wanted to stay here. I knew I wanted to come here for sixth form.”
He said he was planning to do physics, maths, English literature and further maths for A-level.
He said he felt the exams had gone well earlier in the year.
“I wouldn’t say I was nervous, I was pretty confident I had done well. I tried really hard and it paid off.”
Also achieving excellent grades was Adam Corell, 16, from Fontwell, who achieved two A* grades, seven A grades and two B grades, with the A*s for English literature and maths.
He said he was ‘quite chilled’ when he came to collect his results today.
He is heading to Havant Sixth Form College to study maths, economics, philosophy and law.
There were also great results for 16-year-old Nick Kozhemyakin, who got A* for every subject he is continuing for A-level at Portsmouth Grammar School.
The teenager, who lives in Emsworth, speaks five languages after being born in Ukraine and growing up in Sweden.
Charlie Reedman got six A grades, three B grades and two C grades. The A’s were for chemistry, biology, physics, maths, geography and business.
He is following in his older brother’s footsteps and continuing into sixth form at the high school, where he will study physics, chemistry, maths and economics.
Speaking of collecting the results, he said: “I was excited and nervous at the same time. Ultimately, I’m pretty pleased with what I’ve got.”
“The boys have done absolutely fantastic,” said Mr Potter.
He also praised the ‘hard work and endeavour’ of the teachers at the school.
“I would really like to praise them for what they’ve achieved,” he said.
See next week’s Observer (August 28) for a full report and picture spread.