The GCSE Presentation Evening on Tuesday 19th November was one of the best I can remember. It was great to see so many of last year’s Year 11, and hear how they are getting on with A-levels or their College courses. Even though it’s only five months since GCSEs, many seem to be that little bit more mature and focused, and I’d like to think that Clyst Vale played our part in that development.
Students received their certificates; some students received more certificates and a token for being the highest achiever or the student making most progress in each of the GCSE or Level 2 subjects; special mention to Angel Justus, who was the winner of the Award for Highest Overall Achievement, and to Joe Blackburn for Highest Progress.
Luke Pearce, international rugby referee, gave an excellent speech based on his recent experiences at the World Cup in Japan covering the importance of celebration, the perils of social media, and the meaning of respect. An enormous quantity of soft drinks, sweets and popcorn was demolished, students left with their Yearbooks and in some cases coursework pieces.
A great evening, lots of smiles and laughter, and a lot of people feeling very proud.
Angel Justus with her Award for Highest Overall Achievement