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Smithdon High School

GCSE joy at Smithdon

There were celebrations all round when our Year 11 students received their exam results with ‘excellent outcomes’ for all subjects.

We saw students achieve across the board, including in EBACC subjects, where 19 top grades were attained in history, geography and modern foreign languages alone.

Students who particularly excelled included Nathan Croasdale, with seven Grade 9s, two 7s and a Distinction*, plus an A in further maths, and Daniel Cook, who matched Nathan’s grades, along with an additional Grade 5. Both students move onto Sixth Form at Springwood.

Retiring headteacher John Hirst said: “Despite the difficult times this cohort has had, which led to the disruption of their education, they responded positively and can enjoy their successful GCSE results. The good careers guidance students received has meant that they are able to progress to their chosen next stages.”

Our Chair of Governors, Andy Gee, had extra reason to be proud of this year’s graduates, as his daughter, Amelia  was among the school’s high achievers.

Among other students celebrating successes in their chosen subjects were Lindsey Guardado, with a Distinction* in health and social care, and Lucy Whitmore, whose Grade 9 in Art wins her a place on a Level 3 extended diploma in creative practice.

New headteacher Amanda Gibbins said: “We are all so proud of the way the students have coped with the additional pressures faced during their GCSE years to achieve the results they have."

She added: “All the staff and I wish them warm congratulations and every success, as they move onto their new destinations and towards their future careers.”


Additional photos can be found here.