STAMFORD: GCSE pupils set records tumbling

SCHOOL pupils all over the area are celebrating record GCSE pass rates.

Pupils at Queen Eleanor Technology College scored record GCSE results for the school with 57 per cent achieving five A* to C grades, and 42 per cent achieving that figure including English and Maths.

Head teacher Wendy Hamilton, who formally takes up her new post next week, said: "The staff and students have done an outstanding job in moving the school forward and the results certainly set a standard that our current students will need to mirror and improve upon further in the future."

GCSE passes at grades A* to C were up on last year at Casterton Business and Enterprise College, and students studying Statistics, Physics and Chemistry achieved 100 per cent pass rates.

"Yet again we are pleased to recognise the huge efforts made by students and staff in achieving these results. We are particularly pleased with our separate science results with 100 per cent of students achieving A*-C passes in chemistry and physics," said college principal Victoria Crosher.

Hard work, careful preparation and excellent teaching produced outstanding GCSE results at Stamford Endowed Schools, according to the principal, Stephen Roberts.

Girls from Stamford High School achieved a record 66.9 per cent of passes at A* or A grades, and boys at Stamford School produced 52 per cent of passes at A* or A grades.

All the 86 students entered for the examinations from the High School achieved five or more C grades, and 98 per cent of the 91 Stamford School entrants achieved five or more C grades.

"Yet again we are celebrating the outstanding results of our students. We are extremely proud of their achievements and congratulate them and their teachers on this high level of success," Mr Roberts said.

More than 80 per cent of pupils at The Deepings School in Park Road, Deeping St James, gained five A* to C passes – the third year running the school has achieved this figure.

The new government benchmark figure of five A* to C including English and mathematics has risen by a remarkable 12 per cent to a school record of 62 per cent.

Headteacher Chris Beckett said: "The students can be justifiably proud of their achievements and we hope they enjoy celebrating their success with parents and family.

"The results will allow the vast majority to move onto the next phase of their education and we wish them all well."

The Charles Read High School in Bourne Road, Corby Glen achieved a 52 per cent pass rate for pupils getting five or more GCSEs at C or above. A total of 98 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to G grades.

Headteacher David Airey said: “Once again we are delighted to have met the targets set for us.

“We are very proud that every student who was with us at the end of year 11 left with at least five GCSE passes.”

At Kirkstone House School in Main Street, Baston, 67 per cent of year 11 students achieved five A* to C grades including English and mathematics.

Year 11 students at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton have excelled again achieving record GCSE results, with 90 per cent of students gaining five or more A* to C grades.Twenty six per cent of the grades achieved were at A* or A.

Head of the college Mike Sandeman said: “These results are the best ever achieved at the college and reflect the outstanding commitment of our students and the dedication of all our staff. The college continues to build upon its reputation for academic excellence with 100 per cent of students gaining GCSE success.”

Oundle School pupils performed better than ever before at GCSE level, with 84.6 per cent of grades awarded at A* or A, and 93 pupils achieving five or more A* grades.

“These results represent a tremendous achievement across a wide range of subjects at a very high level. The pupils have worked extremely hard and fully deserve these excellent results,” said director of studies, Martin Collier.