GCSE Results: Building on last year’s success

AT LONGSANDS, the school beat last year s record, which itself was a record year. Over 81 per cent of pupils gained five or more GCSEs at grades A* – C. Over 96 per cent had GCSE passes. Among the high achievers were Clare Kidman with eight A* grades, one

AT LONGSANDS, the school beat last year's record, which itself was a record year.

Over 81 per cent of pupils gained five or more GCSEs at grades A* - C. Over 96 per cent had GCSE passes.

Among the high achievers were Clare Kidman with eight A* grades, one A and one B, Niamh Cassidy, eight A* grades, two As and a B. Amy Hawkes, eight A* grades and three As and Kirsty McDougall who gained seven A* grades and three As.

Principal, Robert Whatmough said: "We are absolutely thrilled by these results.

"They follow on from last week's strong A level grades and underline the college's commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for each student.

"We look forward to welcoming a high number of the year back into the sixth form. Whatever they do next, we congratulate every student who has secured results that reflect their potential. A brilliant performance.