THE FASTEST 16-year-old in England has achieved top marks in his GCSE results.
Miles Waterworth, the current British 800m champion under 17, achieved nine Grade 9s and two Grade 8s in his results – equal to all A*s.
The Brighton college student’s results come after he stormed to victory at the English Schools Athletics Championships and was the 800 meter champion in his age group at the Schools International Athletic Board Championships.
He also broke the 800m record for the South East of England Athletic Association indoor meeting and secured gold – beating the previous record, which had stood for a decade, by just over two seconds.
Miles said: “I was quite surprised by my results but very happy. I will now be in sixth form at Brighton College to do four A levels and continue with my athletics.
His parents were delighted with his results, saying, “We are very proud of Miles and how willing he is to listen to advice and receive support from the school and his running club to find the balance between the two.”
The independent school has reported a string of exceptional GCSE results, with over 1,000 students achieving 9th grade and 77 students securing 9th and 8th grades in each subject.
Headmaster Richard Cairns said: “Given the difficulties these children have faced during two lockdowns, it is remarkable to see so many pupils achieving even more than they might have expected. I am very happy for them.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20758689.englands-fastest-16-year-old-strikes-gold-gcse-results/?ref=rss England’s fastest 16-year-old takes gold in GCSE results