Wellington School celebrates "best ever" GCSE results

Casey Dawson
August 25, 2017

MRC principal Stuart Edwards said: "Everyone at the college is absolutely thrilled with these results which are a significant improvement on those achieved past year".

Former headgirl Melissa Hussain, 16, achieved 11 GCSEs, including A*s in RE, additional science, computing and history with grade 8s in maths and English literature.

"Strong performing subjects included English, where 65% of students achieved the new Government Benchmark Grade 9-4".

At Hans Price Academy, in Marchfields Way, Weston-super-Mare, the students were in high spirits as they opened their results, with 98 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs.

They may be the guinea pigs for the new marking system but many pupils this year had done well above their expectations.

Emma Skae, principal of Walthamstow Academy, in Billet Road, Walthamstow, said: "There are some excellent results here that demonstrate the hard work of students at the academy".

"In my head I wanted top grades but I was being cautious because I didn't want to be disappointed".

The school said: "Students, staff and parents are celebrating another year of significantly improved GCSE exam results at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), with some exceptional achievements".

Staff and students at Rossall School are celebrating after the school saw a growth in A*-C grades achieved by its students.

Imogen Criddle Charlotte Bray and Sasha Moores were happy with their results today
Imogen Criddle Charlotte Bray and Sasha Moores were happy with their results today

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She said: "It has been tough, but I think it was a lot less stressful as past year as I was more prepared".

Headteacher David Allsop praised students' hard work for achieving the grades they deserved.

The A*-G GCSE grades in these subjects are now replaced with a grade scale of 9 to 1 with examinations "designed to assess a more demanding curriculum".

She said: "I got three A*s, a grade 7 in English Lit and a grade 9 in English Language".

Of Dubai College pupils, 84 per cent achieved A* or A grades and 9 to 7 grades in this year's examinations, an increase of 2 per cent on last year's results, and a 5 per cent increase on 2015.

Despite national press reporting nationwide dips in GCSE results, the school boasts a 70 per cent A*-C pass rate this year in 14 subjects.

She said: "I was just 15 when I moved here for a better life style and more opportunities".

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