GCSE results day: Another record year
STUDENTS across Huntingdonshire collected their GCSE results today.
STUDENTS across Huntingdonshire collected their GCSE results today.
And they have plenty to smile about as they produced some record results for Huntingdonshire schools.
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Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon saw 76 per cent of pupils achieving the five 5A*-C benchmark.
The rate including Maths and English was 63 per cent, while 97 per cent of students achieved five or more passes.
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The school boasted six students who achieved eight or more A* grades – Richard Adams, Jack Fielding, Hannah Emmett, Megan Shelley, Lucy Gaughan and Alice Corby – while Max Everest, who recently became the English schools’ national 100m hurdles champion, gaining eight As and an A*.
Headteacher Keith Nancekievill said: “Hinchingbrooke specialises in sport, so we are delighted at the way in which results have risen since becoming a sports college.
“Some of our young athletes have gained excellent results, whilst fulfilling demanding training schedules. This is a phenomenal achievement.
“However, we also have many students who gained their personal best and matched their ambitions, whatever grade is on their certificate. To them all I give my heartfelt congratulations.”
ST PETER’S SCHOOL
Headteacher Val Ford is celebrating phenomenal GCSE results this year, with 92 per cent of her Year 11 students achieving five GCSEs at grades A* to C, more than double the figure of five years ago.
She said: “The school is celebrating not only record GCSE results but significant improvements in our overall statistical progress this year. Five years ago, the percentage of students gaining five GCSEs grades A* to C was almost 40 per cent. This figure has increased year on year but this year the Year 11 students at St Peters have taken us into new realms of success by achieving an amazing 92 per cent. Not only this, but they have improved our GCSE five A* to C including English and maths by 10 per cent, taking it to a new record of 50 per cent, surpassing the expected target. This reflects the sheer determination and hard work of our students, who from the beginning of Year 10 demonstrated their thirst for success.”
She added: “We are absolutely thrilled with these results and the level of individual successes that they incorporate. Many students achieved a high percentage of A* and A grades but we are also very proud of a number of students who may, in the past, have been facing exclusion or challenging circumstances in their lives but who have taken advantage of our very personalised curriculum opportunities and achieved success. One young man is the first in his family to have completed his statutory education and he achieved eight GCSEs A* to C.”
Mrs Ford said every student achieved at least one GCSE at grade C.
At Kimbolton School, students achieved outstanding results, with 99 per cent achieving grades five of more grades at A*-C level including Maths and English.
A total of 29.1 per cent of results were at A*, with two pupils collecting an astonishing 10 A* grades each.
Headmaster Jonathan Belbin said: “We are all delighted with this fantastic set of results, with an equally strong showing by boys and girls alike.
“These high grades are testament to hard work, commitment and dedication; qualities which are too often ignored in young people today.”
SWAVESEY VILLAGE COLLEGE
Swavesey Village College carried on last year’s success with another record-breaking year, with 44 per cent of students achieving five or more A*-A grades, and 99 per cent collecting five or more at A*-C.
This year, 61 per cent of students achieved a language GCSE qualification, showing an increase of 23 per cent since 2008.
Principle Martin Beacon said: “In short, we are delighted with the results, which are the fruits of a lot of hard work by students, supported by their teachers and parents.”
LAST week’s A Level success was repeated this week over in St Neots, as both Longsands and Ernulf Academies continued to build on the success of previous years.
At Longsands the number of students achieving five A*- C including English and Maths was an impressive 62 per cent. Those achieving five A*- C in all subjects was 75.5 per cent, five A* - G in all subjects 96 per cent and one A* - G in all subjects 98.9 per cent.
Executive principal Rob Whatmough told The Hunts Post: “We are very pleased by these results overall.
“The proportion of students obtaining five or more GCSE passes (A* - G) is, for example, the highest ever recorded by our students in recent years.
“This year group really focussed on their exams and the level of attendance at revision sessions was well attended.
“Our congratulations go to every student whose results represent the outcome of at least two years of hard work and determination.”
DIRECTOR of Ernulf Academy Scott Preston said he was very pleased with this year’s results, which show a significant rise in achievement from last year.
Students achieving five A* - C including English and Maths was up 4 per cent to 39 per cent. Those achieving five A* - C in all subjects was up a massive 11 per cent at 60 per cent, pupils who obtained five A* - G in all subjects was up to a provisional 89 per cent and students achieving one A* - G in all subjects reached 99 per cent.
Mr Preston told The Hunts Post: “These grades are the result of two years of quality teaching and the fact we are able to offer a broad variety of subjects to students.
“I’m very proud of the courses we’re able to deliver and the students have done extremely well.”
This was echoed by Rob Whatmough who said: “These results represent a strong advance and confirm just how much improvement there has been at the Academy.
“This is the outcome of effort and determination over the past two years especially.”
SAWTRY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
STUDENTS at Sawtry Community College notched up another great set of GCSE results this year.
Those achieving 5-plus A*- C grades reached at 96 per cent, 68 per cent of students obtained 5-plus A* - C grades including English and maths, 57 per cent of all entries achieved at grade B or higher with one in three achieving an A or A* grade, while 39 students, some 17 per cent, achieved at least seven GCSE’s at grade A or A* - seven of those achieving A or A* in all their subjects/
A college spokesman said: “These are another exceptional set of results with a further increase in the number of students achieving five higher grades and an even larger increase in the proportion of students achieving success in English and maths as part of their programme.
“We would like to congratulate all of the students with particularly noteworthy success this year in ICT, Science and the newly introduced ICT Diploma programme.”
STUDENTS at Abbey College in Ramsey secured their second best ever scores at GCSE A-C grades.
Overall, 70 per cent of students achieved five A* - C whilst those achieving five A* - C including English and Maths was 56 per cent.
Head teacher, Wayne Birks said: “I want to congratulate all students and staff on another successful GCSE year.
Attainment at A* - C including English and Maths has improved an average of 13 per cent since 2009 and confirms the ‘good’ Ofsted outcome achieved recently.”
Deputy head teacher Martin McGarry was thrilled with the school’s record-breaking results.
He said: “299 children in this year group sat exams and we are delighted with the results. They are record-breaking results and last year’s were record-breaking too – which shows we are adding value each year.”
He said 87 per cent of pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at A-C, an increase of four per cent on last year’s figures. 99 per cent of pupils walked away with at least one GCSE, while 69 per cent achieved five or more qualifications including maths and English.
He added: “We had 3,053 exam entries and 87 per cent of the results were graded A* to C. We had 28 children who got all As or A*s.
“We are really, really pleased. This is a result of a lot of hard work from students, staff and support from parents and governors. It means the children can go on to do what they want to do.”