Congratulations to our High Achievers!

Plymouth Brethren - High Achievers

The PBCC have always believed that hard work brings success at school and in postgraduate studies, so we wanted to take the opportunity to recognise the outstanding results of some of our students in recent months.

Focus Schools (the trust set up to run the schools that PBCC students attend) has had a long history of excellent results and above average reports from the Schools Inspection Service, and this is reflected in the attitude of the students to learning.  Below is an extract from some inspiring comments made by one of the students, Rohanna Birch, who achieved 10 A*’s and 2 A’s in her GCSE’s.

‘I think the key to success and achieving good grades is based on an individual desire together with an atmosphere of wanting to learn and do your best possible.  This is actively promoted by our teachers, trustees, parents and peers.

In year 9, our maths teacher gave us all a target and a dream target – this inspired me to do the same for the rest of my subjects.  I set out to achieve my dream target in everything I was studying.  It meant hard work, getting up early in the morning, committing myself to work before school, at school and after school.  And with the help and support of all those around me, particularly the teachers, it meant I was able to reach my personal goal of getting all A grades or above, completing my GCSE’s with 10 A*s and 2 A’s.

Above all, I think as students, we need to be willing to study hard, not only in lessons, but also at home to give ourselves the best possible chance to succeed in our school career.  Remember… we only have ONE chance to learn all we can at school – make the most of it!  If it’s the only thing you do during your school life, stretch yourself to become a high achiever.  Although it may seem difficult at the time, it will be well worthwhile in the future…’

Other high achievers in GCSE’s this year were;

Constance Harris – 10 A* grades.

Hayley Smith – 6A* grades, 5 A’s and 1B.

Kylie Deayton – 4A*’s and 5 A’s.

Josiah Fleet –  6A*’s and 4 A’s.

Nathan Bricknell – 6A*’s and 4 A’s,

Scott O’Prey – 4A*s, 4 A’s and 2 B’s.

This is fantastic and may you all continue on to excel in your A-levels!

Students then go on to complete years 12 and 13 culminating in A-levels and this year there have been some incredible results:

Victoria Atmore – 5A* grades, 1A and 1B

Daniel Hughes – 1A* and 4A’s plus a distinction in Grade 8 on the saxophone!

Murray Gates – 1A* and 4A’s and a B.

Rory Carron – 2A’s and 2B’s.

One student decided to take A-level maths early (Clayton Southall – year 10) and got an A!

We’d like to give the above a hearty round of applause – you’re an inspiration to those still at school to follow your example, and to many of us in middle age who wish we’d tried harder!

And when the students finish school – this is not the end of their learning.  They are encouraged to take up Postgraduate Studies so that they can earn while they learn, and go on to gain degree equivalent qualifications.  One such example is Tina Joynt from Ireland, who came seventh in the world and first in the country at a professional level Accountancy examination! Congratulations Tina – we wish you all the best in your ongoing studies!

We encourage all viewers of this article to blog in your congratulations to these students – they deserve every one!

Plymouth Brethren - High Achievers

We would like to thank everyone for their blogs. We want to make it very clear that though these individuals have done incredibly well, this is, as others have said not only about grades. There are many pupils in our schools around the world who have worked extremely hard and excelled to prove they can learn how to learn and do the very best they can. 

We have only named persons on this blog to show how through that sheer dedication we can achieve outstanding results. We can say that if you are looking at this, and have put your all into your work but not achieved this level of grade, do not be discouraged, you are still a high achiever. Being an achiever is about being able to set yourself to achieve something and hitting your goal, being a finisher!

Everyone is very aware that we all have different abilities as someone has referred to, these are God given, but to achieve any grade beyond what you thought was possible, is an excellent achievement. So for all of you who have done this, but haven’t been mentioned on this blog, we would like to say WELL DONE!! your work ethic and achievements will NOT have gone unnoticed. 

294 thoughts on “Congratulations to our High Achievers!”

  1. Walls Icecream says:

    keep it up!!!

    1. Soft Scoop says:

      Don’t let your enthusiasm melt away now.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tina – i agree with scout. how did you manage it?

    1. Hard slog says:

      A very well done to you. Results like this don’t just drop out the sky & onto the exam sheet…..& it’s not just brains that did it…I believe hours & hours of sheer hard work went into it to get these results. Congratulations…your reward will come!

    2. anony-mouse says:

      …wish they did!!

  3. HELLO says:

    WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. mg says:

    just want to congratulate u scott for you hard work….. incred!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. giaraffe says:

    well done rory

    1. boneywasawarriawayayix says:

      Hi there! I just wanna join ya in ya hearty congratulations to this rouring guy!

  6. JE says:

    Well Done All… well done Vicky for the speech the other day – incredible!

  7. Laura says:

    I say well done to all those girls and boys that are trying their hardest but still cannot get good grades because it just is not possible.
    We know that there are kids in those schools working like crazy (sometimes harder than the brainy ones) to achieve good grades but they still cannot get what people expect them to get but we don’t forget you and say well done for trying.

    1. boneywasawarriawayayix says:

      I aggree with you Laura. I’ve been trying for ages to get good grades but I just cannot seem to get them no matter how hard I try.

    2. Anteater says:

      I say a hearty well done to them too Laura, as you say it’s often the less brainy ones that work the hardest.
      Keep going boneywasawarriawayayix (what a name!), the main thing is you try your hardest. Everyone is good at something, we’re just not all high achievers academically.

  8. Luckyluke says:

    Congratulations Clayton
    I’m finding A- level maths hard even when i’m in 6th form
    so an A in alevel maths in year 10 is incredible
    also well done to Gareth Reeves for his results

  9. boneywasawarriawayayix says:

    Hey there! We need to give clayton our support as he just about to do a hole A Level of Physics in one year(11)!!
    go there

    1. Big Bro says:

      Hey Boney
      you need to work a bit harder on your English old horse…
      try Whole….

  10. Bang! says:

    gud 4 u hayley, nathan, rohanna, daniel…must have been mrs storeys influence!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Well done everyone and keep going.
    Give it all you’ve got and never slack.
    Remember IT’S UP TO YOU!!

  12. Granny says:

    Poor Robbie
    You don’t half seem to have some hang-ups.
    We are all hugely enjoying ourselves, because “Our God is the God of all encouragement”!!

    1. Popsicle says:

      Too right!! Nothing to be discouraged about the these results surely?

  13. Gandl. says:

    Good on Yer Rohanna!
    Glad you gave it beans!

  14. Hornby Supporter says:

    A big round of applause for Liam!!
    His results should have been put on before.
    Keep going Liam – you’ll go far…..

  15. Wilton shareholder says:

    I think Casey Diffey deserves honourable mention – she got 9A*’s and 1 A! Congratulations – Your hard work was rewarded!

    1. Wilton supporter says:

      Well done Casey…you did extremely well! We are proud of you!

    2. Wilton attender says:

      Well done Casey…….incredible grades even when it was a very tough year!!!! You are great…keep it up!!!

    3. AUNTY MOLLY says:

      well done casey.
      spiffing work!
      keep it up………………………………..
      wilton student

    4. great granny B says:

      keep up the good work.
      nice one.
      wilton students.

  16. abc123 says:

    Well done to all high achievers and to everyone who does their BEST and gets the BEST grades – where there’s a will, there’s a way!

  17. Heinzbeanz says:

    Well done Clayton – I know you are still working hard. I am sure you will do just as well in your next exams!!

  18. kram says:

    GO FOR GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. dunce says:

      Of cource clayt’s the best,
      and now he’s some phisics thingy.

  19. Me says:

    Well done to all those high achievers! High grades don’t come without effort and a serious desire to achieve, so well done! Absolutely brilliant grades – for the rest of us still at school let’s follow the example set and take up the awesome challenge ourselves!

    1. Moi says:

      WELL DONE ROHANNA! Those grades are super – to quote a well known person!!! Keep up the cracking good work and you’ll be well away. Get enthused!! YAY!!

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