Young stars turn out for awards night

BIG NIGHT: Year 11 students old and new meet up for the awards ceremony. SG181114-228TW
BIG NIGHT: Year 11 students old and new meet up for the awards ceremony. SG181114-228TW

Young stars were honoured for their outstanding achievements at GCSE when the Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, held its awards night.

It was an opportunity for last year’s and this year’s Year 11s to meet up again and celebrate together.

Among the students recognised on the night was Macauley Ealham, who received five awards.

He gained 16 GCSEs, including ten at A*, but his grand total was beaten by school record-breaker Torie Morrissey, who gained 18 GCSEs, including eight A*s and three As.

The school this year had its best ever GCSE results with 100 per cent of students gaining at least one A*-G grade and 53 per cent gaining five A*-C subjects, including English and maths.

School deputy head Ian Dawson said: “It was nice to see the ‘old faces’ and see how they have matured already in the short time since they left us to go into further education.

“We congratulate all our former students and wish them every success for their futures.”

Some of the school’s current Key Stage 4 students were also recognised for the efforts and progress they have already made in their subjects.