GB athlete Charlotte Alexander, a pupil at Woldingham School for girls in Surrey, has achieved an outstanding nine GCSEs at the very highest grades of 9/A*.
She juggles her academic studies with a rigorous training programme and represented Great Britain at the European Athletics Under 18 Championships in Hungary, shortly after finishing her GCSE exams.
Among Charlotte’s other sporting achievements this year were winning silver in the English Schools 3,000m and becoming the U17 National 3,000m Champion.
In 2017 Charlotte won the U15 girls’ Mini London Marathon, breaking the course record by five seconds with a time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds. Previous winners of the Mini Marathon have included double London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah.
Headmistress Mrs Alex Hutchinson is also a member of the Girls’ Schools Association. She said: “At Woldingham we teach our girls to value learning in the broadest sense and to balance their academic endeavour with wider interests and skills. This requires both individual commitment and support from the school.
“Commitment is a skill as much as an attitude – one which has to be learnt and practised – and Charlotte’s stellar GCSE results,
coupled with her GB athletics success, are a prime example of this.”
Schools across the UK are ecstatic with this year’s group of results, many of which are even better than last year’s.