Pupils across district open GCSE results - The Leamington Observer

Pupils across district open GCSE results

Laura Kearns 20th Aug, 2020 Updated: 21st Aug, 2020   0

GCSE results were revealed today as pupils returned to schools to pick up their grades.

But this year results have been slightly different after the pandemic forced exams to be cancelled and grades were awarded based on centre-assessed grades judged by teachers.

Trinity pupils impressed with 33 per cent achieving five strong passes including English and Maths.

Head of school Jon Shires said: “Students should be proud of their results as they reflect their hard work and achievements during their time at school, not solely the results of an algorithm. It was a pleasure to see so many students smiling knowing they have secured their places on post 16 courses given the turmoil and uncertainty of last week”

The Kingsley School saw 27 per cent of grades awarded at level 9 to 8 – equivalent to an A*.

Top marks went to Isabella Fitches, who achieved nine grade 9s and one grade 8. Jessica Ellis, Cecelia Goldwin and Emily Mortimer also scooped impressive results.

Deputy head Christina McCullough said: “We are full of pride for all of our students and the exemplary way in which they have dealt with this very difficult year. These excellent results reflect the hard work of the students and the strong partnership between themselves, staff and parents. “We are extremely proud of the well-rounded individuals they have become. They have conducted themselves with grace and courage and we look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in the future.”

And Arnold Lodge School is also celebrating impressive results.

Of all grades awarded, 12 per cent  were at grade 9 and 37 per cent at 7 to 9.

Success stories included Alice Magnall who attained nine grades 9s and one grade 8 along with head prefect Francesca Rattray and Jacob White who also achieved impressive results.

Headteacher David Preston said: “This has been a difficult few months for pupils waiting their results and I am sure that this will have felt heightened since the A level results last week.

“I am delighted for our pupils to be able to come and collect results that reflect their commitment to their studies, their positive attitude to learning and their academic ability.

“For our pupils, today isn’t about algorithms and politics, it’s about celebrating their journey through school and the steps they are taking towards their future success and aspirations.”

Princethorpe College saw more than 60 per cent of pupils graded 9, 8 or 7.

Top marks went to Caitlin Mason, Ciaran Smith, Ben Shipton and Ben Scares who were awarded eleven or more grade 9s each.

Headteacher Ed Hester said: “After the uncertainty of recent weeks, we are delighted these grades are based on the assessments of the teachers who know our pupils so well. We feel the results are well-deserved and reflect the hard work and commitment of this year group.

“It has been an anxious time for many but we now look forward to welcoming the vast majority of them back into sixth form, alongside a good number of new entrants who are joining us from other local schools.”

A small number of Princethorpe pupils did not receive their BTEC results due to exam board Pearson announcing that it would re-grade them in line with GCSE and A level results.

Southam College pupils also scooped impressive results.

Those to achieve the best grade were Jay Hilton who received ten grade 9s  and one 8 along with Alexandra Zamfir and Izzy Alexander.

Headteacher Ranjit Samra said: These results are a culmination of many years of hard work so today is a day to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students, staff and families. They have been placed in a situation not of their making but worked incredibly hard to gain some great results which they can proudly carry with them for the rest of their lives.”


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