Top marks for Kesgrave High School’s head boy

GCSE results day at Kesgrave High School. Jonathan Durston celebrates his results.

GCSE results day at Kesgrave High School. Jonathan Durston celebrates his results. - Credit: Archant

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.”

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