Northgate/Kesgrave: Screams of joy as students collect top GCSE grades

CHEERS filled the air today as teenagers across Ipswich nervously opened their brown envelopes to reveal the results of two years of hard work.

Students at both Northgate and Kesgrave High Schools enjoyed record-breaking GCSE results this year.

Northgate High School student Kym Gormer cried tears of joy after receiving seven A*s and four As.

“I’m so pleased,” she said. “I got A*s in all of my sciences.

“I’m going to do A-levels in chemistry, biology, English and PE and then I don’t know whether I want to do physiotherapy, be a paramedic or a nurse.

“It’s made me more motivated to work at A-level. If I’d got bad grades after I worked so hard I wouldn’t have been so motivated for sixth form, but now I am.”

For students Daniel Sherwood-Clarke and Abigail Turner at Kesgrave High School it was As all round as well.

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Daniel, who scored four A*s and four As, was absolutely delighted with his results.

He said: “It’s really good and surprising as well. I’m especially pleased with Maths – I got an A* and I was predicted a B.

“I spent ages revising – the chair that I revised on still has an imprint of where I’ve been sitting because I’ve been on it for so long.”

Daniel plans to stay on at Kesgrave for sixth form to study English language, history, German and drama.

Meanwhile a thrilled Abigail netted an impressive five A*s and four As.

“I’m so pleased,” she said. “I’m over the moon. I’m really happy, I wasn’t expecting that at all.

“I got two As in English and I’m really shoddy at it.

“I’m going to stay here and do biology, chemistry, maths and German and then I’m hopefully going on to do medicine.”

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