DEPUTY council leader Gordon Watson has paid tribute to the borough’s hard-working students.
Early reports showed that pupils from the borough’s 16 secondary schools have achieved exceptional results.
Success stories included Billie Moss from Aston Academy, who was one of the best performing students in the country after achieving an incredible clean sweep of ten 9s.
Billie (pictured) will now study maths, further maths, physics and chemistry at the school’s sixth form. Zahra Jubin also picked up five 9s and four 8s.
Oakwood pupil Steven Cheshire achieved seven 9s — and even sat his A level maths exam two years early, achieving an A*.
Clifton Community School’s Alijah Mustafa achieved four 9s and five 8s.
Dinnington High School saw significant improvement in all subjects with its best set of results in years.
Cllr Watson said: “Reading the individual success stories of Rotherham students from across the borough should make us all extremely proud, especially when you consider they have had to contend with significant, ongoing changes to GCSEs.
“Exams are tough and our young people are put under a lot of pressure but the hard work that has gone into achieving these results is testament to the teachers, parents and of course the students themselves.”
He said advice for pupils who hadn’t done so well was available via the Rotherham Early Help Service website www.youthi.org.uk.
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