Secondary modern's top achievers choose to stay

The top two achievers at Amersham School in Buckinghamshire have decided to continue on to the school’s sixth-form.

Barney Robinson (pictured left) received the highest grades for the boys, with two A*s, two As, two Bs, a C, two grade 9s in maths and English literature, and a grade 8 in English language. He now plans to study law, psychology and history at A-level.

He said: “I am delighted with the results I have obtained and am so pleased to be staying on at Amersham School sixth-form. A very big thank you to all my teachers who have supported me.”

Horeb Chohan (pictured second from right) was the highest performing girl, achieving six A grades, a B, a distinction*, a grade 9 in English language, a grade 7 in English literature and a grade 8 in maths. She will go on to pursue A-levels in psychology, history and drama.

Headteacher, Sharon Jarrett praised the cohort, and said: “I am looking forward to welcoming them back in September to our flourishing sixth-form.”

“In a period of such change and adjustment in the new grading system, I am absolutely delighted with this superb set of GCSE and BTEC results from our excellent year 11 students.”