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Joseph Whitaker pupil achieves top grades in all GCSE exams

Top pupil Paige Daniels who gained eight grade nines and an A*
Top pupil Paige Daniels who gained eight grade nines and an A*

Paige Daniels, a student at Joseph Whitaker school in Rainworth has received her exceptional GCSE results today.

Paige achieved eight Grade nines, and one A* - The highest possible grades.

Paige has attained set a of results which has only been achieved by a very small percentage of students nationally.

David Bell, Headteacher said: "It is pleasing to announce that The Joseph Whitaker School’s overall results are higher than 2017 outcomes in terms of attainment and we await national statistics for the key progressheadline measure.

"This summer has seen twenty new GCSE subjects using Grades 1-9 with the common theme of significantly reduced coursework and increased examinations. In itself this means

the subjects are far more challenging than previously.

"The students and staff have worked incredibly hard to meet the very demanding expectations of the new specifications. This has been against a background of limited national guidance, resources and grade boundaries.

"There were some outstanding individual results. However, one exceptional performance was from Paige Daniels who has achieved Grade 9 or A* in every single subject. An amazing set of results which we understand has only been achieved by a very small percentage of students nationally."

Other top pupils includes Ali Aktar, who achieved six grade nines and two grade sevens, and Lucy Cooke, who achieved three grade nines, four grade eights, one grade seven and an A.