Record-breaking students celebrate

Featherstone Technology College pupils Lucy Warren-Ellis and Sophie Hill celebrate their results.
Featherstone Technology College pupils Lucy Warren-Ellis and Sophie Hill celebrate their results.

RECORD-breaking students at Featherstone Technology College celebrated after the number of pupils at the school achieving five or more GCSE A* to C grades including English and maths increased by 15 per cent.

Student Sophie Hill, 16, of Townend Avenue, Ackworth – who notched up two A*s, six As and three Bs, said: “I am over the moon with my results they were far better than I expected. I think you’ve just got to put the work in and study what you enjoy, I got my two A*s in physical education.”

Sophie is going to NEW College to study geography, law, psychology and physical education in September.

Best friend Lucy Warren-Ellis, 16, of Beech Road, Featherstone, gained 13 GCSEs, achieving four A*s in health and social studies.

She said: “I was really pleased with my results. It’s important to get as many GCSEs under your belt as you can because it all looks good on your CV and will benefit you in the future.”

Featherstone St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School student Eve Hawksworth, 16, achieved nine A* grades – being named the school’s “star performer” of the year by headteacher Michael Pyle.

Other successful St Wilfrid’s pupils included Megan Shooter and Evan Lynch with seven A*s, Laura Ward with six A*s and Vanessa Tang and Chloe Waite with five A* grades.

Mr Pyle said: “The students are now set for further success in the sixth form and can look forward to higher education or meaningful careers.”