Fantastic Farmor's students celebrate top GCSE results in Fairford

First published in Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

STUDENTS at Farmor’s celebrated fantastic GCSE results this morning, as many relax and start preparing for a new chapter at the school’s sixth form.

Pupils gathered in the Fairford school’s brand new Learning Resource Centre, which was finished earlier this year, to share results with family and friends.

A high 75 per cent of students achieved both maths and English GCSE’s at A*-C and 21 per cent achieved six of more A* or A grades.

Top performer Ben Eaglestone received six A*s and 5 A’s and is returning next year to study maths, physics, economics and business.

“I’m very happy,” he said. “I was not sure what I would get. I was quite nervous.”

Headteacher Matthew Evans said he was delighted with the results.

“It has been wonderful this morning to see students reaping the rewards of their hard work,” he said. “We knew they were a talented bunch, and they have proved us right.”

Mr Evans went on to say that this year the school will be welcoming a record number of sixth formers from schools all across the Cotswolds in September, which he believes is thanks to the new facilities for the older students.

Another happy 16-year-old, Olivia Matano was overjoyed to receive four A*’s, six A’s, one B and one C. She had just returned from a holiday in Rhodes and had been worrying about her grades.

“I’m really happy. I was kind of expecting some of them but others, like science, are surprising,” she said.

Student Georgia Freeman is celebrating her eight A*’s, three A’s and one B at a barbecue with all her friends later tonight. She said she was really surprised to have done so well.

“It was so nerve-wracking,” she added. “When I got the results, I just went ‘thank God!’.”

This year 68 per cent of Farmor’s pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths.

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