Well done to everyone for their GCSE results today. A number of our pupils were rewarded with Grade 9s, putting them with the highest performing pupils across the country. Headteacher Mrs Rigby said: “I am delighted for our pupils who have done so well and grateful to our parents who have supported us and them. “I feel our results are heading in the right direction and I look forward to working with our experienced and committed staff to make further improvements over the coming years. “These results are a credit to the staff and the pupils who have worked really hard this year.” Annie Gaskell celebrated superb results with eight Grade 9s and two Grade 8s. Isobel Forshaw amassed two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and three Grade 7s while Jack Unsworth secured three Grade 8s, four Grade 7s and three Grade 6s. Leyla Tasdelen celebrated five Grade 8s, three Grade 7s and one Grade 6. Several students secured the results they needed to go onto college. Annu Jose wants to go to St John Rigby and she hopes to be a paediatrician. She celebrated two Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and two Grade 7s. “I hope to study A-Levels in Maths, Chemistry and Biology. I have always wanted to work with children, since I was about five. “I am going to volunteer in a nursing home and also do some charity work while I am doing my A-Levels to help to prepare me. “St John Fisher has been great for me. I did not come from a feeder school but was readily accepted and I have benefited from it being a faith school.” Jonti Richardson-Jones is a talented artist and hopes to go onto Winstanley College. He celebrated three Grade 7s among his other results. “I want to study an A-Level in Art and also Physics as well and another. They will all be quite different and I am not sure what I want to do in the future. “St John Fisher has helped me, I have enjoyed being with my friends, the lessons are good and the teachers are strong.” Head Boy James Cleary has loved the drama side of his five years at St John Fisher. “I have been in Mama Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, You Can’t Stop The Beat and Our Day Out – all the shows. I have had lead roles and really enjoyed it all. “I go to Willpower Youth Theatre in Wigan and I will carry it on and I want to study a Drama A-Level as well as History and Government and Politics. “I want to do something in politics in the future as I enjoy political debate. “It’s been an honour to be Head Boy and I have enjoyed representing the school.” Jonah Gregory also attends Willpower Youth Theatre and he hopes to carry on his drama studies as well. Jonah celebrated two Grade 8s in Drama and History and made great progress. Jonah has also been involved with school productions and he wants to do A-Levels in History, English Language and Literature and a Drama BTEC. “I have enjoyed especially drama, history and English at St John Fisher. I have no idea what I want to do in the future as yet.” Arthur Berry-Smith hopes to be designing clothes for the top models as he pursues his love of fashion. He got the top progress score in the year group and celebrated a grade 8 in Art. Arthur admits his style is ‘avant garde’ as he has made his own clothes from scratch and also tweaked items he has bought from charity shops. “I want to either go to Wigan and Leigh College and do their Level 3 BTEC fashion course or do A-Levels in Textiles and Drama at Runshaw College. “I want to be a fashion designer or something arty. I have been into costumes since I was a child and I like flamboyant styles and my own creations. Everyone has been really encouraging at St John Fisher.” Bella King likes forensic programmes – and wants to be a forensic scientist. She made excellent progress within her year group and superb progress in English Literature. “I aim to go to St John Rigby and study A-Levels in Religious Studies, Sociology and Criminology. I do watch crime programmes, my favourite is Vera, and I want to do something with forensics.”