It’s a big day for young people across Rugby as they learn their GCSE results. Here’s the latest from our schools...
RUGBY HIGH: All 94 students achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths and just under a half of them achieved at least eight A*-A passes. Top performing students Simran Johal, Rachael O’Connor and Eleanor Long amassed 39 A*-A passes, 36 of them at A*.
Headteacher Charlotte Marten said: “We would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students on their GCSE results. Students worked extremely hard to achieve these results and should feel very proud of them. They can embark on the next phase of their education with confidence. Well done, Year 11!”
LAWRENCE SHERIFF:100% of students achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths, while nearly 65 per cent of entried were graded A/A*. In English and maths, over 80 per cent of students gained A* or A grades in each. In total, 31 students gained ten or more A* or A grades.
Headteacher Dr Peter Kent said: “Over recent years, GCSE results at the school have been among the best in the country and I would like to congratulate this year’s group of students on maintaining these very high standards.”
HARRIS SCHOOL: 55% of students achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths - a 16 percentage-point improvement on the last two years. Students performed better than the national average in English and maths,
Headteacher Michael Stoppard said: “The results as always are a reflection of the partnership between students, parents/carers and staff. I would like to take this opportunity to praise and congratulate all of those involved in ensuring that the students at Harris Church of England Academy are now able to move on to the next step in their future with GCSE success behind them.”
BILTON SCHOOL: 86% of students achieved at least five A*-C grades. Among the high-achieving students were Faye Rouse with 14 A/A* grades; Ishani Dutta, Josh James, Georgia Banks and Mark Lorraine with 13 A/A* grades; Tom Jones and Kunashe Shanangura with 12 A/A* grades; and Millie Britton and Ellen Moxham with 11 A/A*.
Headteacher Patsy Weighill said: “We have a number of students who have achieved fantastic results during difficult times, such as the loss of a parent or moving into care and students who achieved full A Levels by the end of Year 11, such as Tim Ash who achieved a full A-level in maths. We are so proud of all of them and look forward to welcoming so many of them back into our Sixth Form.
“Following late-notice changes to entry and ‘tougher’ examinations, this is predicted to be a very unstable year for results and it is pleasing that our results have remained high. Following on from our great first cohort of A-level results last week we are really pleased for all our wonderful students. Well done to them all and the staff and parents/carers who supported their achievement.”
ASHLAWN: Deputy head Liz Cheney said: “We are delighted with our outstanding results and in particular with our English and Maths results at A*-C which are both at 81 per cent.”
“Outstanding results were achieved by Khamees Elbayouk and Olivia Vanstone who both gained A* in all subjects.
“It was a great day for both students and staff. Students were whooping with delight and this reflects their hard work and that of the dedicated teachers.
“Last November, Ofsted identified Ashlawn School as outstanding and this is reflected yet again in the results achieved this year.
“We look forward to welcoming these students into our sixth form in September.”
PRINCETHORPE: A third of grades were at A* or A, with over 60 per cent at grade B or better and 21 pupils achieving at least eight A* or A grades.
There were many distinguished performances but the best individual results were from Sophie Nicholls who achieved 11 A*s and 2 A grades.
Headmaster Ed Hester said: “It is marvellous to be able to celebrate such success and all credit goes to the pupils and staff for their hard work. I am delighted that the vast majority of this cohort will continue into our wonderful Sixth Form and will benefit not only from our recent £4.6m investment in new classroom accommodation but they will also have the opportunity to complete our innovative Princethorpe Diploma.”
AVON VALLEY: Headteacher Alison Davies said: “I am delighted with the results that our students have achieved. We have done really well, particularly in Maths and English where the overall percentage of students gaining a C and above has increased from last year, with English increasing by 9 per cent. In a year when the national picture shows a decline in A* - C grades in English to 62 per cent, we have achieved 75 per cent A* - C.”
Key achievements from Avon Valley pupils include Holly Gilbert with 7 A*, 3 A and 3 B, Catherine Kerridge with 5 A*, 7A and a B, Sachin Shah with 6 A*, 4 A and 2 B, and Amelia Hail with 3A*, 8A, B and C.
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