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Great results for GCSEs
12:00am Monday 3rd September 2012 in News
THERE was plenty to celebrate as students collected their GCSE results last Thursday morning.
Rookwood School saw another crop of outstanding marks with 43 per cent of all entries gaining an A*/A and an overall 97 per cent of students gaining five A-C grades including maths, English and science.
Louise Whetstone, Rookwood’s head teacher, said: “I am very proud of all our Year 11 pupils and everything they have achieved; they have worked incredibly hard and shown such dedication that they truly deserve their excellent results.”
Staff and pupils at Test Valley School in Stockbridge celebrated as 64 per cent of pupils achieved five or more grades at A*-C with 54 per cent securing five or more grades at A*-C including English and maths.
Louisa Hiscock, Test Valley’s head teacher, said: “I congratulate all pupils on their results and take this opportunity to thank staff for all the effort and support they put in to ensure our pupils do well.”
At John H a n s o n School the five A*-C t h r e s h o l d matched the 73 per cent of 2011 and anticipated this drifting higher when a complete data set is received.
John Butler, head teacher, said: “These pleasing results do not arrive without the hard work of the students, their parents/carers and supporters.”
Harrow Way Community School students and staff celebrated with the news that they have improved on last year’s performance with 64 per cent of students achieving five GCSE grade A*-C passes and 47 per cent achieving five GCSE grade A*-C passes, including maths and English.
Mark Warren, acting head teacher, said: “We are hugely proud of the school’s performance and our student’s success. Improving on last year’s results, with our biggest Year 11 group ever, would not have been feasible without the dedication, hard work and commitment of teaching and support staff, governors, students and parents.”
Winton School announced its highest set of results against the headline figure since the introduction of this measure. 40 per cent of students achieved at least five A*-C grades, including English and maths with 60 per cent achieving at least five A*-C in all subjects.
Chris McShane, head teacher, said: “Last year was a very difficult one but we have responded in the best way possible.
“This is a day to celebrate our young people and their a c h i e v e - ments.”
S t u d e n t s f r o m Wel l i n g t o n Academy celebrated record GCSE results with 85 per cent gaining eight or more A*-C grades, with 47 per cent achieving five A*-C, i n c l u d i n g English and maths.
Andy Schofield, principal, said: “I am delighted that we have achieved our best ever results. Lots of hard work by everyone has gone into these results – and staff and students should be congratulated.”
Testbourne Community School continued its trend of year on year improvement, gaining the best results ever achieved. 76 per cent of students gained five A*-C grades with English and maths and 96 per cent five A*-C grades overall.
Hilary Jackson, head teacher, said: “We are delighted with our results this year and that the hard work of staff and students has paid off.”