ONE SCHOOL pupil had more reason to celebrate than others after scoring an amazing 10 Grade Nines in her GCSEs.
Head Girl Lucy Wilkinson was left feeling top of the class when her results arrived and her achievements were there in black and white.
As well as the 10 Grade Nines – in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language (distinction) English Literature, History, French (distinction) Maths and PE, Lucy also achieved a Grade Eight in Statistics after her studies at Dukinfield’s Rayner Stephens High School.
Now she will go on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Ashton Sixth Form College, with the aim of doing as well in her A-levels while on the high achievers XL programme as she aims to become a doctor.
Lucy is excelling just as much outside the classroom as she is also an FA football referee, whiile playing football for Ashton Pumas Under-18 girls.
She is also a young leader for Manchester City girls empowerment programme.
Other notable achievers at Rayner Stephens include Zane Marsh, who will study at Blackpool and the Fylde College, where he will be studying Sport and continuing to train and play as a midfielder for League One football club Fleetwood Town’s Under-18s team.
Melanie Wicks, executive principal of Stamford Park Trust, which includes Rayner Stephens High School, said: “The learners have shown real perseverance and adapted successfully to new methods of teaching and learning whilst successfully navigating periods of self-isolation, illness and uncertainty.
“We as a school are immensely proud of their abilities to adapt so pro-actively and it is fantastic to see our learners progress on to their chosen destinations in spite of the difficulties they faced.
“I would also like to offer my personal thanks to all the staff at Rayner Stephens who have taught, supported and cared for all of our learners in the most difficult of times.
“They too have been through an extremely turbulent and unsettling year but never failed to put our learners at the heart of everything they do. The care and attention shown by all staff throughout this process has exemplified their professionalism and dedication to our learners.”