Triathlete Lucy Cottee from Sunderland was taking her fantastic GCSE results in her stride today after learning she had achieved seven A*s and three As at GCSE.
The 16 year old, a little bleary eyed after just returning from trekking in Peru, was otherwise a picture of serenity as she collected her results today at Newcastle High School for Girls where she has been a pupils since she was six years old.
She said: “I knew I couldn’t change the outcome, so felt quite comfortable as I came into school today. I am pleased with my results in particular with the A* in German.”
Mrs French said: “Lucy is incredible, she has achieved these outstanding results while training as an athlete – running at Gateshead and swimming with the Gateshead and Whickham Club. That requires dedication and commitment which Lucy has in abundance. I am so pleased for her.”
Lucy is taking Chemistry, History, English and PE in the Sixth Form at Newcastle High School for Girls.