Top marks for Kesgrave High School’s head boy
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It is a very special day for Kesgrave star student and head boy Jonathan Durston - who discovered he had achieved 12 A*s and one A in his GCSEs this morning.
The ambitious teenager, who attends Kesgrave High School, said his next step is to take his A-Levels and then apply to Oxford and Cambridge with the aim of becoming a lecturer in mathematics - his ‘dream job’.
“I’m really happy,” he said.
“I was quite nervous before but am so glad with my results.
“This morning I was terrified. I’ve put in so much hard work it is nice the day is finally here.”
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Jonathan, 16, said he is celebrating his results with a well-earned rest.
“I plan to sleep for a week,” he said.
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Head teacher Nigel Burgoyne said: “He is a brilliant lad, he is a very high achiever.
“He is also incredibly modest which makes it all the more special.
“A very talented young man.”
Overall, 65% of the 282 students who sat GCSEs at the school achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths.
Results at Kesgrave were slightly down this year, the high school having posted its best ever results last year with a 16% increase on the year before.
Mr Burgoyne said he was happy the gap in attainment between boys and girls at the school was lower than the national average.
He said: “The boys were almost level pegging with the girls, bucking the national trend, and over 15 students achieved ten or more A*/A grades.
“We would like to congratulate all the students on their commitment and thank parents for their wonderful support.”