GCSE success for Bakewell 13-year-olds

Two Bakewell teenagers are celebrating after gaining A grades in their GCSE examinations - at the age of just 13.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 21st August 2015, 1:49 pm
George Whawell
George Whawell

Alexander Stansfield and George Whawell studied Latin at S. Anselm’s School, which in September will open a college offering GCSE education for 14 to 16-year-olds.

Classmate Thomas Wright, 13, from Loughborough, gained an A*, while Natalie Gaunt, of Grindleford, who was only aged 12 when she sat the exam, also gained an A grade.

Latin teacher Hugh Price praised the “brilliant, hard-working children”, adding: “Latin is a difficult subject and they have gained GCSE success three years ahead of normal schedule.”

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Alex Stansfield

Founded in 1888, S. Anselm’s currently caters for boys and girls aged two to 13, but will extend their reach to 14 to 16-year-olds in September when it launches its college to offer GCSE education.

“S. Anselm’s College is an exciting new venture,” said headmaster Peter Phillips. “We aim to give local students a first-class, all-round experience.

“This year’s four GCSE Latin candidates from our Year 8 were a pilot project and their success bodes well for the future of the college, and the school as a whole.”

Thomas Wright
Natalie Gaunt