GCSE results: St Mary's School achieve clean sweep of results

Pupils at the Lowton Road school achieved a 10 per cent increase on last years English results with 64 per cent of students getting a C or above in Maths and English and 83 per cent getting an A* to C grade.

Amongst other top headlines 96 per cent of pupils received an A* to C in both Mathematics and English.

Particular mention should go to Sean Cross who achieved the top results at GCSE with 5 A*, 4 A and 1 B grade and will be returning to St. Mary's to continue his studies at A Level.

A high achiever, who got six A*s, an A, a B and a C, Matt Morris, said although he was "doubting himself" he is going to be able to go to Hills Road Sixth Form College to study his A levels next year.

At the school, 85 per cent of pupils performed better than expected in English compared with nationally past year (73 per cent).

Overall, 55% of mainstream pupils earned five A* to C grades. A fifth of the girls achieved 8 A* grades or higher with one girl gaining 13 A* grades and seven girls achieving 11* or more A* grades. They have worked very hard and deserve these excellent grades.

Hedingham School is delighted with their best ever GCSE examination results. "I am very proud!"

Our students have achieved wonderful results and we look forward to welcoming many of them back into our thriving sixth form.

GCSE pupils from Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth collect their results.

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"The results are truly excellent, especially as 40% of our students did not go to primary school in the United Kingdom and a vast majority do not have English as their first language".

Rebecca Smith was delighted with her 11A* grades, she said: "I'm just so happy about my results". Principal, Therese Quincey said the results showed hard work and determination and that "anything was possible".

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He said: "I was nervous but really excited to get my results, and I was so pleased with them".

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