Pupils at The Portsmouth Grammar School are today celebrating the outcome of their hard work ​and dedication to their studies, with an excellent set of GCSE results.

“This hugely impressive group of PGS pupils has brought a fantastic approach during a very difficult period,” said Head of The Portsmouth Grammar School, Dr Anne Cotton. “Our GCSE pupils have risen with great commitment to the challenges of the last 18 months, and we are extremely proud of them and the teachers that supported them.”

Amongst the pupils receiving their results today was Abi Cooper who achieved a fantastic ten grade 9s. “I am really, really happy with my results,” said Abi. “Everyone at PGS has been so supportive and always been there to help if I’ve had any problems. I’m looking forward to starting my A Levels now.” Abi will be studying French, History, Maths and Further Maths at A Level and hopes to apply to Oxford.

Also celebrating is Robbie Stone, after achieving straight 9 grades across his subjects. “My results are just starting to sink in,” said Robbie. “Sixth Form gives me the chance to specialise in the subjects I really enjoy and it’s great that I’m able to keep the balance of sport and academic work while I’m at PGS.” Robbie will be studying French, History, Government & Politics and Chemistry at A Level.

Amazing Izekor swept the board with straight 9 grades. “It’s definitely the specialisation of subjects that I’m looking forward to the most in Sixth Form,” said Amazing. “I’m hoping to do something in the Arts after school so being able to focus on subjects to enable that will be really good. It’s been great to come into school today to see my friends and celebrate with them all.” Amazing will be studying English, PRS and Psychology at A Level.

Annie Jenkins was also celebrating today having balanced her GCSE studies with a blossoming musical theatre career having been part of the West End Musical Theatre School for the last year – WEMT is an elite young performers company who train intensively each week on a Sunday in all aspects of musical theatre, led by West End stars. “I am extremely pleased with my GCSE results,” said Annie. “It was a tough year and so I’m very happy and I’m looking forward to staying on at PGS Sixth Form. I’m going to be taking English lit, Art and Drama and I can’t wait!”

Equipped with these excellent outcomes and the skills gained from our Pre-Sixth Form Curriculum in June, our pupils are ready to take the next steps in their learning and to embark upon our new Sixth Form enrichment curriculum which we were excited to introduce in 2020.” concluded Dr Cotton.