Adam Gentles is in Year 7 and recently took up the electric guitar. He’s just passed his Grade 1 exam, with a distinction. He’s over the moon!

He began playing quite recently and, according to his teacher Mrs Ben Messaoud, is a very conscientious student. She says: “Adam’s mark is very well deserved. He’s always practising and loves the guitar.

He has absolutely sailed through this exam, achieving a very high score of 91%. He’s now working towards his Grade 1 Theory which is in March and his Grade 2 guitar in the summer term.”

Adam added: “I was gobsmacked when my mum told me what my score was. I was so pleased.”

Derby Grammar School - Adam Gentles