Top marks for Daisy and Zara with a clean sweep of grade 9s
Daisy Clabburn and Zara Spendiff were joint top performers, gaining an incredible clean sweep of grade 9s across their nine GCSEs.
Daisy chose Drama, French, History and Latin as her GCSE options, in addition to the core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science. She will be going on to study A Levels in English, History and Religious Studies, with aspirations to become a barrister.
Daisy joined RHS in Year 9 as an Academic and Drama Scholar from Town Close prep school in Norwich. She balances her academic studies with an extremely busy co-curricular programme, where she plays hockey for the 1st team and sails competitively across the East of England. She credits her ability to do this to the incredible support of her housemistress at RHS.
“I chose RHS because I viewed it to be the most well-rounded and supportive school to enable me to pursue my wide range of interests that includes acting, academics, hockey and sailing. Although I have enjoyed all of my GCSE subjects, I have particularly loved Drama as it has given me the opportunity to improve my leadership and creative skills. However, English and History are my ultimate favourites due to my curiosity at how past events and literature have shaped the modern day."
Zara Spendiff also gained nine grade 9s including her chosen options of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Latin, Physics and Religious Studies. She will be going on to study A Levels in Biology, Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, with aspirations to study Law or Finance at university.
Zara joined RHS in Year 7 from Littlegarth School as an Academic and Sports Scholar and has particularly enjoyed all the opportunities available to her, particularly sports, where she has already been selected to play some first team matches in cricket, hockey and netball.
“RHS has allowed me to achieve my academic and sporting potential - I love all the opportunities available to me across a variety of areas as well as all the encouragement given to me to succeed. I am so grateful to all my teachers for believing in me.”