GCSE results 2016: Monk’s Walk School

Pupils picked up their GCSE results from Monk's Walk School in Welwyn Garden City today.

Pupils picked up their GCSE results from Monk's Walk School in Welwyn Garden City today. - Credit: Archant

It’s been an emotional morning for youngsters picking up their GCSE results at Monk’s Walk School in Welwyn Garden City.

A high number of pupils – 26 – achieved at least eight subjects at A* or A.

Many have gained the grades they need to progress into the sixth form, college or apprenticeship.

Headteacher Kate Smith said: “I am delighted with these GCSE results which are once again testament to the hard work of the students, staff and trustees of Monk’s Walk.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to our parents who support the students and the school.

“We are facing unprecedented changes nationally which make it more and more of a challenge to deliver good results.

“These GCSE results come hard on the heel of last week’s very strong A-level results, which saw almost all students gaining a place at university or apprenticeship of their choice.”

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Most pupils were thrilled with their results.

Louise McCloskey gained seven As and four Bs. She said: “I’m happy. I wasn’t really sure how I would do so I’m really happy I got into sixth form.”

Calum Wilson received four As and seven Bs. He said: “I’m really really happy now I have got my results. I did as good as I could.”

Cara Flaherty got three A*s, seven As and one B. She said: “I’m really pleased. They’re much better than I expected. I’m staying on for sixth form.”

For more see the Welwyn Hatfield Times next week - on sale on Wednesday.

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