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John O’Gaunt students show true resilience in the face of adversity

20th August 2020

We are delighted for our Year 11 students at John O’Gaunt School in Hungerford, who have been collecting their GCSE results amid the most difficult of circumstances with much to celebrate collectively and individually.

Corinne Walker, who took charge of the school during the last academic year said, “I am so proud of our GCSE students and their results are very much deserved.  They move on to the next phase of their education with the very best wishes of myself and all the staff at John O’Gaunt.”

New Head of School Richard Hawthorne said, “Along with the last 2 years of extensive study, these students showed a collective determination and grit that is truly inspiring, especially during the last few months in the most unprecedented of times.  I am pleased that we were able to reflect this in the centre assessed grades that the staff provided.  These grades were reached using a robust, diligent and professional process in what were challenging circumstances for all.”  Mr Hawthorne continued, “Future year groups have much to live up to but also much to look forward to as the school continues to go from strength to strength.”

Mrs Walker added, “Whilst I know that our Year 11 students found it really difficult to not be able to sit their formal exams and have the opportunity to prove themselves, every student should be hugely proud of what they have achieved during their time at John O’Gaunt.  There are many individual success stories to reflect upon, both in terms of attainment and progress.”  Below are just a few highlights of these individual success stories:

Achieving grade 7-9 in 5 or more subjects:

  • Thomas Morgan-Matthews
  • Katherine Natton-Bell

Achieving grade 7-9 in 3 or more subjects:

  • Ellie Bampton
  • Izzy Barnes
  • Ceara Fowkes
  • Hope Highnett

Achieving grade 7-9 in 2 or more subjects:

  • Evie Chester
  • Molly Rixon

Securing notable progress over the past 5 years:

  • Holly Annetts
  • Mia Brown
  • Sebastian Brown
  • Evie Chester
  • Zoe Maidment
  • Luke Muscroft
  • Oakley Sanchez
  • Bradley Smith