GORDON Secondary School wants to get back into the top 10 of the best performing schools in the country, a school official says. Deputy principal academic Francis Saju said the school had been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions last year and had dropped in performance but were better prepared to handle the changes this year. He said the school expected this to be reflected in the exam results. Saju commended the school’s teaching staff for their resilience and ability to adapt to the “new normal” and, at the same time, ensure effective learning of the students. He said one of the challenges the school faced was overcrowding in classrooms because the school had taken a high number of enrollees after many withdrew from studies last year and this had also placed a strain on resources. Meanwhile, grade 10 national examination coordinator Grace Moses from Gordon Secondary School told The National last week that even though the students were affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, they managed to cover most of the lessons. “The lockdown affected us, we missed a lot of lessons but we made up during the lockdown period where we called students and gave them handouts and assignments,” she said.