Students celebrate GCSE results

By Laura Maltby 23/08 Updated: 24/08 07:47

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RECORD breaking GCSE results have delighted pupils and staff at schools around Warwick district.

This is in spite of news that there has been a fall in the proportion of GCSEs awarded an A* to C grade nationally.

Campion School in Sydenham had cause for celebration as their year 11 pupils recorded the best ever performance by a year group at the school.

Overall 57 per cent of students gained at least five A* to C grades including GCSEs in English and Maths, an increase from last year's previous best of 52 per cent.

All of them gained at least five A* to C grades in any subject.

Head Girl at Campion, Denicia Bernard, who picked up an impressive five A*s and ten As, said: “I am so proud of all of the students in Year 11 who have achieved Campion’s best ever results. The support of the whole school community have enabled us to achieve so highly.”

Headteacher Mark Feldman added: “The year on year improvement in results at Campion is remarkable.

“We have made particular gains in the numbers attaining the higher grades in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science and we are so proud of the effort and achievement of our students.”

Myton School in Warwick reported 94 per cent of it students had gained 5A* to C grades at GCSE with 30 per cent of all awarded grades being either A* or A for students doing higher papers and linear examinations.

Dominic Saad followed on from brother Alex's A Level success by scooping 11 A*s and two As.

Karanjeet Bains and James Larke also performed well picking up nine A*s and two A s and eight A*s and one B respectively.

Headteacher Paul MacIntyre confirmed record numbers of students would be staying on to continue their studies at A Level following these results.

He said: “We are proud of our students’ achievements which have been gained through their hard work, support from outstanding teachers, in a great school and positive partnerships with families.”

Year 11 students at Southam College surpassed all previous school records with 80 per cent achieving five A* to C grades including Maths and English and 96 per cent achieving at least five A* to C grades.

Among these were some fantastic individual performances including Beatrice Egid, who received ten A*s, one A and a Distinction and Sophie Walpole, who was awarded eight A*s, three As and one Distinction.

But it wasn't all about the girls this year as Mark Harding picked up six A*s, six As and one B.

Mel Mason, assistant headteacher said: “We are delighted that students have achieved such high standards and their hard work has paid off.

“The school continues to improve year on year and we would like to thank all students, parents and governors for their support in moving Southam College forward.”

King’s High School girls in Year 11 are celebrating another set of excellent results today with a 100 per cent pass rate, 99.8 per cent of girls achieving all A* to C grades and 73 per cent of entries achieving A* or A grades.

Almost one quarter (23.5 per cent) of the 102 girls at the Smith Street school in Warwick obtained all A* or A grades

And among these, four girls: Olivia Darby, Sophie Glanfield, Emilia McColm and Isabelle Reuser achieved a clean sweep of at least 9 A* grades.

In addition a further six girls achieved 8 A*s.

These GCSE results follow last week’s A Level celebrations, when 85 per cent of girls achieved all A*, A or B grades.

A delighted headmistress Elizabeth Surber, said: “We are very proud of all of our exam results this year and our GCSE girls have worked hard to achieve these excellent results.

“We are looking to forward to welcoming them back to begin their A Level studies”.

And recording its best results ever was Warwick School, where 78 per cent of entries received an A* or A grade with 95 per cent of grades at A* to B.

Among the highest achievers were local boys Alex Abbott-Parker, Edward Evans, Jack Foden, Ben Lavelle and Robert Loveridge who each gained a full set of 11 or 12 A*s.

Headmaster Edward Halse admitted he was not surprised by the success of his students and praised their hard work and commitment.

He said: “I fully expected this year group to do well because they are talented and have worked very hard throughout their school careers.

“I would like to pay tribute to the boys, their teachers and importantly, the parents who work in close partnership with the school to ensure our boys realise their potential.”

The Kingsley School in Leamington Spa continued its trend of achieving top grades at GCSE with some outstanding individual performances by students.

Local girls Georgie Sheard (4 A*s, 6 As); Kate McLaughlin (4 A*s, 6 As) and Amy Fearn (2 A*s, 8 As and a B in extra-curricular Astronomy) were among the high-achievers.

And Gaby Moss-Lawton proved that brains run in the family following sister Frankie's A Level success with 7 A*s and 4 As of her own.

The overall pass rate at the school was 100 per cent with 98 per cent of students achieving five passes at grades A* to C and 75 per cent gaining A* to B grades.

Headteacher Heather Owens said: “Attainment here is consistently high but these results are as much about individual personal achievement, sometimes beyond expectation, as the grades.

“I am incredibly proud of what the girls' efforts and the hard work of Kingsley staff have achieved.”

Trinity Catholic School Year 11 students have had a record breaking year of success. Students reached the schools aspirational target of 72 per cent pass rate for 5 A*-C including English and Maths, a best ever result as well an improvement of 14 per cent on last year’s results. The pass rate for 5 GCSEs at A*- C was also at a record level of 87 per cent, up another 11 per cent from 2010-2011.

New Principal Chris Gabbett said: ‘This is an outstanding result. Our students have worked very hard over the past two years, and I offer them my warmest congratulations. Results like these don’t come without the support of committed teachers and caring parents, and I thank them as well for doing so much for the benefit of the Trinity community."

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