Giggleswick School staff have praised their pupils ‘strength and resilience’ during ‘unprecedented times’ after they recorded excellent GCSE results.
Headmaster Mark Turnbull said: “Our pupils worked incredibly hard to achieve some excellent results in unprecedented times. I can’t praise them highly enough for the way they have applied themselves to their studies whilst also remaining engaged in the full breadth of the opportunities available at Giggleswick.”
Eleanor Curtis, from Whalley, near Clitheroe, was awarded 11 9s, and will be studying A Level Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Spanish in Sixth Form.
She said: “It’s what I was hoping for, but I was nervous about opening them with all the uncertainty of how things would be assessed this year.
“I have to say the teachers were really supportive and helped us to get through it all with as little stress as possible. I’m really pleased to be staying at Giggleswick. I’ve enjoyed the sports here, the drama department is brilliant and all of the opportunities in music.”
Peter Moffat from Addingham will be studying Maths, Physics and Design for his A Levels after receiving six 8s, three 7s, a 6, and an A in PE.
He said: “Giggleswick is much more than grades. I am very happy with my results, but it’s all the other things you can do at the school that makes it a brilliant place to be. I love rugby and they have great facilities and coaching. But there have been so many great opportunities to do outdoor activities such as the Combined Cadet Force.
“So while it’s been kind of tough with the Covid situation, I also know it’s been a great all round experience.”
Leo Gorner, from Settle, achieved 11 9s, and will be studying Maths, History, Theatre Studies, German.
He said: “I’m very happy and I’m looking forward to the A Levels now.
“I’ve been coming to Giggleswick since I was three, and it’s such an important part of my life. I’ve made some great friends here, the teachers all try to tailor things to you, and I’ve loved the drama and sport opportunities. I’ve done my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, a silver expedition and enjoyed the Combined Cadet Forces activities.”
The pupils can be extremely proud of all that they have achieved and I know they will continue to excel as they move on to Sixth Form studies.”