GCSE Results Press Release
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The Preston School Class of 2020 are an amazing collection of young people! It is difficult enough being a 15/16 year old young person in the world that we live in today, without having to cope with a global pandemic that takes away so many things from them that they were looking forward to, and entitled to. As a school we could not be prouder of the way that all of our students have handled this situation, and especially the maturity and resilience that has been shown by our Year 11 students.
At Preston we say that our job as a school is to both help our young people mature and develop so that they have the personal, social and professional skills to go on and do anything in the world that they want to do, alongside growing their learning skills to succeed academically. Unsurprisingly our Class of 2020 have done both superbly and we are incredibly proud of the young people that they are and the exam grades that they have gained.
As a group of Somerset secondary schools we have agreed not to share any ‘headline’ exam data this year, due to the nature of the situation. Stanchester, Bucklers Mead, Westfield and ourselves have also agreed not to publicise any individual success stories related to students’ progress or achievement, although there are many, as to do so feels harsh on those not mentioned when all of the students have been through a similar experience together. So instead I would like to pay tribute to, thank and wish well for the future to each every one of our 194 Year 11 students:
Aya, Jay, Lewis, Korey, Joshua, Alex, Matthew, Harrison, Hannah, Jai, Asha, Alice, Finlay, Natasha, Samuel, Jessica, Isabel, Holly, Hannah, Olivia, Hollie, Dimitar, Maikeisha, Hannah, Jake, Miya, Adam, Nathan, Lux, Ki, Jolie, Henry, Bruno, Marcus, Connor, Mukesh, Ryan, Jessica, Alex, Charlie, James, Maisie, Toby, Georgia, Riley, Ben, Chloe, Billy, Oliver, Alicia, Jack, Chloe, Madison, Luana, Lucas, Tyler, Harry, Aron, Paige, Todd, Patrick, Jake, Noor, Joshua, Leonae, Alfie, Woody, Tommy, Sarah, Cerys, Louie, Archie, Riley, Callie, Linus, Toby, Emily, Callum, Max, Billy, Jessica, Charlie, Samuel, Emily, Owen, Carrie, Benjamin, Lennon, Joseph, Samuel, Grace, Kira, Lucy, Harrison, Alice, Macauley, Abigail, Chloe, Jaime, Sarah, Joshua, Kirsty, Jagoda, Jack, Alex, Bethany, Aaron, Fern, Harry, Keeley, Shellie, Grace, Jaclyn, Shanice, Ryan, Mona, Ellie Mae, Charlie, Augustas, Robyn, Jasmine, Isabel, James, Minnie, Ellie, Emma, Harry, Jessica, Naomi, Jessica, Katy, Keane, Ben, Jamie, Ben, Emma, Jade, Zuzanna, Paige, Charleigh, Katie, Lewis, Bjorn, Oliver, Ellie, Gemma, Shannon, Jaden, Monet, Chelsie, Elise, Jasmine, George, Charlie, Mia, Ysabel, Emily, Atharva, Tommy-Lee, Mateusz, Ryan, Poppy, Alicia, Harvey, Dagmara, Michael, Emanuela, Caitlin, Callum, Kane, Riley, Amber-Bethany, Jaydee, Jed, Joshua, Eduardo, Luca, Harry, Liam, Morrissey, Aaron, Andrei, Serenity, Phoebe, Grace, Jack, Kayley, Jay, Mackenzee, Romy, Lily, Ebony, Samuel and, Thomas.
We are very proud of you and the learners and young people that you have become, and will go on to be.
The students are naturally delighted with their results and what they enable them to go on and do in the future. Preston School’s Principal, Gregg Morrison, said “we are delighted with this year’s GCSE exam results and are very proud of the children who have coped so well in incredibly testing conditions. We are pleased that so many of our students will once again now go on to study the course of their choice in the next stage of their life, and we wish them all well for the future.
Being a student at Preston is about more than just exam results: it is about the experiences, knowledge and skills that you gain to go out and be a fantastic and ambitious person in the world. I know that our students leave with those things in abundance as well as good academic qualifications. We wish all of our leavers all the very best of luck for the future and we look forward to hearing about your future successes – please do stay in touch.
Our results & student experiences are under-pinned by a huge amount of hard work by students, staff and families. I am delighted with the progress that we are making as a school and I look forward to that continuing throughout the next academic year and in the future with the exciting developments that we have planned. It is an exciting time to be at Preston as we look to become even greater as a school, and offer our students even more than we currently do”.