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Medical future beckons for top pupil Madison

Seven top grade GCSE results have set Felpham Community College student Madison Wood-Field on her way to a life in medicine.


Madison, 16, achieved grade 9s in drama, history, psychology, biology, chemistry, physics and English language.


She also gained two grade 8s and is going to study biology, chemistry and maths in the college’s sixth form next month. She said:


“I am very happy with my results. I knew I had worked hard but I didn’t think it would result in grades like this.


“I really like biology and chemistry. I find them interesting. I want to work in medicine in the future and those subjects link in well with that.


“I want a career in medicine because I know it’s making a useful difference and it’s a transferable job anywhere in the world.”


Fellow top performing student Seth Butler-Hiorns achieved grade 9s in English language and English literature as well as four grade 8s.


“I’m glad to get these results and I’m shaking a bit. I’ve enjoyed studying Shakespeare, he invented his own words and phrases which are still in use today.


“When you are writing, you can stick to a formula or you can just let the words spill out on to the page – and I like that.”


He is also staying at the college to study A-levels in English literature, media studies and fine art.


Katriona Hart’s results included a grade 9 in maths as well as six grade 8s and an A in further maths.


Katriona, 16, said:


“I’m happy with those results but it is quite confusing. I’ve done well in the subjects I thought I did badly in but not so well in the subjects I thought I did well in.


“I enjoy maths. I like the logic behind it and I know, that if I put the effort in, I will solve the problems.”


Next month will see her study A-level maths and further maths, as well as a subject she was deciding yesterday, in a sixth form.


Other students who the college highlighted for their results were:


  • Alexandra Holland – achieved four grade 9s and three grade 8s;
  • Julianne Jessett – three grade 9s and two grade 8s;
  • Megan Briggs – four grade 9s and two grade 8s as well as an A in further maths;
  • Rhys Nicholas – two grade 9s and three grade 8s; and
  • Jacob Booth – distinction* in Btec business studies and distinction in Btec sport.
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