This year has been very challenging for all pupils, parents and staff across the country as we have been faced with an unprecedented variety of decisions and anxieties in what have been strange times. More than ever, we are very proud of all of our pupils and staff for how they have coped and for always putting our Hastings family first. We are sad that our year 11’s missed out on such key moments of their time at Hastings; their GCSE exams, their prom and ultimately a normal results day. However, it is a testament to their character that they have still achieved some fantastic GCSE’s and have become remarkable young people.
There are lots of individual success stories; some pupils have made amazing progress over their time at Hastings. They include:
Bryony Spink, “I am literally shaking, I’m so proud of myself!”
Bryony and her sister Ellie-Mai who are both celebrating some amazing GCSE results
Megan Upton, “Happy with what I got, thank you for all of the amazing support!”
Alongside pupils who have achieved a full suite of top grades;
Josh Clarke achieved 9 grade 9 GCSE’s, “I’ve worked hard and the results show this, I’m taking an academic route and hoping to go to Oxbridge after my A-Levels”
Head Girl Sophie Kenney who achieved 10 GCSEs at grade 7-9, “I can’t believe it after everything that has happened over the last few months I am very happy with my results”.
Their Head of Year, Mr Spetch, said, “Across the country year 11 students of 2020 will be remembered as the first-year group who never got to take their GCSE exams. They were never given this opportunity to show off all of what they had learned and achieved over the last two years. During this difficult time our students showed great levels of resilience in the wake of what was taken from them. Hastings will forever fondly remember this year group as a fantastic group of students, who we are extremely proud off. We wish you all the best and further success in your future endeavours.”
Claire Bradley and Steve Shipman