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Grammar head prefect thanks ‘lucky bunny’

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THE Grammar School’s head prefect, Charlotte Cleal, said she had a special lucky charm to thank yesterday morning.

‘I brought my “big bunny” with me this morning for good luck – unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to bring him into the exams but I think he’s helped today.’

The 16-year-old student said she was happy with her results and all the hard work she had put into studying.

‘I’m really pleased because I got the grades I needed to take an IB diploma in chemistry, psychology and philosophy next year at Grammar.’

Some students said they struggled with certain subjects that had particularly difficult exams.

‘I think the exams were a bit all over the place this year,’ 16-year-old Henry Sebire said.

‘Lots of people said the maths and psychology exams were really hard, but others were fine.’

Susie Russell agreed that it had been a tough year for local GCSE students.

‘I think everyone in general was really scared coming in this morning because the exams have been really hard,’ she said. ‘But I’m happy I got the grades I needed to take my A-levels next year.’

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Aimee Snoding said she woke up shaking with nerves but was pleased her results.

‘It’s not really sunk in yet – I got an A in physics so I’m really happy about that.

‘It wasn’t easy and I definitely had to work hard, I spent far too long revising, but it’s all paid off now.’

Of the 88 students collecting their results yesterday morning, 95.5% achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C or 9-4.

And 88.6% achieved this including English and maths, down from 97.6% last year and 98.9% in 2017.

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