GCSE results 2017: Monk’s Walk School in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:43 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:05 24 August 2017

Monk's Walk School pupils with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Monk's Walk School pupils with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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The nail-biting wait for GCSE results was finally over this morning for Monk’s Walk School pupils in Welwyn Garden City.

Monk's Walk School pupil Emma Kerr with her parents and GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Monk's Walk School pupil Emma Kerr with her parents and GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Anxious and excited teenagers piled into school to pick up envelopes containing their GCSE grades.

Toby Addison, 16, who is visually impaired, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I got a 9 in English language, which I’m very happy with.

“I also got a 6 in maths.

“I’m over the moon.”

Monk's Walk School pupil Toby Addison with his parents John and Nicky and his GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Monk's Walk School pupil Toby Addison with his parents John and Nicky and his GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Toby also achieved four A*s, six As, two Bs and three Cs.

He sat his exams while on crutches after having fractured his hip.

His mum Nicky said: “I’m ecstatic, relieved and in a bit of shock.

“Toby has Retinitis Pigmentosa and he has less than 10 per cent vision.”

Monk's Walk School pupils Anna Greasby, Eve Simms, Katie Waddilove and Lauren Millward with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Monk's Walk School pupils Anna Greasby, Eve Simms, Katie Waddilove and Lauren Millward with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

His dad John added: “I’m just so grateful to the school for the support and additional help Toby has been given.

“He could potentially go blind in the next several years.

“The condition makes it very hard for him to concentrate and he gets migraines.

“He’s hoping to go to the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo and do the 200m.”

Monk's Walk School pupils Rochelle Mawby, Victoria Mileson and Emily McGachen with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Monk's Walk School pupils Rochelle Mawby, Victoria Mileson and Emily McGachen with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Katie Waddilove, 16, gained an 8 in English language, literature and maths, as well as five A*s, two As and one B.

She said: “It was really nerve-racking opening the envelope.

“I’ve been waiting for so long to find out my grades.

“I did quite well.

Monk's Walk School pupils Ryan Dyas, Nick Harper and Nicholas Lawrence and their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Monk's Walk School pupils Ryan Dyas, Nick Harper and Nicholas Lawrence and their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“I’m doing sixth form, studying history and English and I’m still deciding between art and economics.”

Nick Harper, 16, will be heading off to North Herts College to study fashion after getting a 5 in English literature and language, a 6 in maths and a B in art.

He said: “I did fine. I got my place at college.”

Torie White, 16, did well in her GCSEs despite moving schools and missing five months of education.

Monk's Walk School pupils with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Monk's Walk School pupils with their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

She said: “I got all my predicted grades and higher.

“I was getting twos in English, but I got a 6 in my exams.

“I’m doing an accountancy apprenticeship.”

Mum Sharon White said: “I’m so proud.

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“She’s worked so hard.”

High flyer Harry Scully, 16, achieved a 9 in English language and maths with an 8 in English literature.

He also gained six A*s and three As.

Harry said: “I’m very pleased and surprised as well.

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

“I was definitely happy to get A*s in science.”

Harry will be studying all the sciences and maths at sixth form.

He said: “I would definitely like to do something related to physics - maybe astrophysics.”

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

• For more GCSE results day news, visit our Education section at www.whtimes.co.uk/news/education

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Learning support assistant Hannah Hawkins at Monk's Walk School going through GCSE results with the pupils. Picture: Danny Loo Learning support assistant Hannah Hawkins at Monk's Walk School going through GCSE results with the pupils. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo Pupils at Monk's Walk School collect their GCSE results. Picture: Danny Loo

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