Records break as schools have great exam success
YOUNGSTERS at Marling School are celebrating record-breaking GCSE results.
Its Year 11 students have achieved the best ever for the school with 55 per cent of all GSEs being graded as A and A*.
And 61 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to A grades and 99 per cent achieved five or more A* to Cs.
There were many individual successes with 77 students, out of a year group of 127, achieving 10 or more A* to B grades and 33 students achieving 10 or more A* to A grades.
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Head teacher, Dr Stuart Wilson, said; "These are a fabulous set of results and I am delighted for the boys who have worked so hard and thoroughly deserve their success.
"The boys have done themselves and the school proud and created a great platform for their A level studies. I am also really pleased for staff at the school who have worked tirelessly to support the boys in and out of lessons; they will be thrilled."
Dr Wilson said he believed some of Marling's GCSE results may have been affected by alleged changes in the marking regime this year.
"We will be looking closely at the actual grades and appealing where necessary," he said.
At Wynstones School in Brookethorpe, staff and students were also delighted after 92 per cent of its youngsters achieved A* to C grades with 94 per cent gaining 5 passes at A* to C. A group of 20 students sat GCSEs this summer at the independent school which follows a Steiner Waldorf curriculum. Typically they take GCSEs in seven or eight subjects, while continuing to follow the school's creative curriculum. Half the grades achieved were A* or A.
"We are delighted with their success at GCSE and that we have delivered a rich and diverse curriculum alongside their exam subjects," said Andy Fayter, head of the upper school.
Staff and students at Wycliffe School in Stonehouse were also pleased with results, after 16 students at the non-selective private school achieved seven or more A and A*s. The overall pass rate of 100 per cent included a record-breaking 38 per cent at A* and A.
Among top performers were Fergus Menendez from King's Stanley with 11A*s and an A grade and Joe Dunne of Frampton-on-Severn with nine A*s and an A; Catherine Woods of Brimscombe with eight A*s and three As, and Rory Gordon of Horsley, with six A*s and five As. More than 86 per cent of grades were at A* to C, 25 per cent higher than predictions.
Head teacher Margie Burnet Ward said, "These results are spectacular. This is a full vindication of our commitment to provide an outstanding education for pupils of all abilities."