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Published on August 25th, 2017 | by staff-admin


Chase Grammar School students jump for joy after receiving GCSE results this morning

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Year 11 students at Chase Grammar School are celebrating after opening their GCSE results earlier today (Thursday 24th August) together with friends and family.

Taking into account the implementation of the new GCSE grading system for English and Mathematics, 100% of entries at Chase Grammar School achieved 9 – 4 grades in Maths. 100% of Chase Grammar students achieved their qualifications in these important core subjects.

Across the science subjects, 92% of all examinations taken were passed, in addition to the successes in English and Mathematics. The average number of GCSEs achieved by the cohort was nine, paving the way for Chase Grammar students to take up A-Level studies in a wide range of academic disciplines.

This comes off the back of the success in last week’s A-Levels as 70% of entries at Chase Grammar School achieved A*-B grades. 

Paul Silverwood, Principal at Chase Grammar School, said:

“This is a very pleasing set of GCSE results and our students should be proud of what they have achieved. Many of our students have been with us since a very young age and developed through our Prep School. We’ve seen them flourish into confident, well-rounded individuals over the years here at Chase Grammar, and it’s wonderful to see their success as they go on to study A-Levels.

“Everyone at the school has worked extremely hard and I would like to thank the staff who supported and challenged our students every day to help them realise their potential. Their work has aided many of our students in achieving exceptional results. The students themselves deserve huge praise for their achievements; we congratulate them today and look forward to welcoming both old and new students into the Sixth Form this September as they begin a whole new chapter in their lives.”

Meghan Griffiths, aged 16, is a Year 11 student at Chase Grammar School who achieved 13 GCSE results including an A* in Music and five A grades and is staying on at the Sixth Form at Chase Grammar, said:

Sarah Shokr and Meghan Griffiths collecting their GCSE results at Chase Grammar school

Sarah Shokr and Meghan Griffiths collecting their GCSE results at Chase Grammar school

“I’m absolutely over the moon with my results. I certainly exceeded expectations and that’s one of the best feelings you could ever ask for. It’s been nerve wracking waiting to find out the results but this has given me a great platform to now move forward with. I’ve really enjoyed my time here at Chase Grammar School – there’s a real community feel as it’s a very close-knit environment which allows you to get to know your peers and teachers extremely well and that’s one of the main reasons why I’ve chosen to stay on here at the Sixth Form.”

Sarah Shokr, also aged 16, only joined Chase Grammar in September and completed her GCSEs within a year. Sarah achieved some outstanding results including five A*s, a 9 in Maths, an 8 in English Literature and also an A in Business. She said:

“Having moved to Cannock only very recently from Saudi Arabia, I knew it would be a challenge and intense period of study but I’m extremely proud to achieve these results in such a short space of time. I’d like to thank all my subject teachers and the support staff at Chase Grammar for their efforts – they’ve always been there when I’ve needed them.”

Eve Gollins (a student at Chase Grammar) and her proud mum, Kay, at the moment they opened her GCSE results

Eve Gollins (a student at Chase Grammar) and her proud mum, Kay, at the moment they opened her GCSE results

Eve Gollins, aged 16 from Stafford, who achieved six A grades, an 8 in English Language and 7 in Maths, said:

“I’m really proud of my results. I’ve worked so hard and to know I’ve exceed my own expectations makes me so happy. Having achieved A grades in all of my sciences, this has only reaffirmed my ambition to study medicine at University and pursue my dream job of becoming a doctor. Over the summer, I’ve been working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to gain some hands-on experience and I’m ecstatic to now know I have the results to move forward.”

For students currently considering their A-Level options, Chase Grammar School is holding two Year 12 entry open days on Wednesday 20th September (6pm – 8pm) and Friday 29th September (10am – 3pm). Please call the school on 01543 501800 to find out more information.


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