23rd Sep, 2019

PICTURES - Pupils across the district collect GCSE results

Laura Kearns 22nd Aug, 2019 Updated: 30th Aug, 2019

PUPILS impressed with their GCSE results, despite a tougher grading system.

A new system introduced last year replaced the previous A* to U grades with figures 9 down to 1.

Grade 9 is higher than the previous A*, 8 is between an A* and A and 5 is between a B and C.

North Leamington School saw 76 per cent of students achieve a 4+ in English and maths.

Top marks went to Fern Linehan who scooped ten grades 9 to 8.

Headteacher Joy Mitchell said: “I’m delighted and very proud of what we have achieved again this year. I’m confident our students will continue to be successful in the future and I wish them well.”

Campion School in Leamington saw more than 80 per cent of pupils achieve a grade 4 or above in English and 70 per cent achieve the same in maths.

It also saw more pupils than ever achieve the highest grades of 7, 8 and 9.

Headteacher Jassa Panesar said: “Well done to all our pupils and their families. I am very pleased with this year’s results as I have seen the dedication and hard work that has gone into achieving them.”

At Kenilworth School 82 per cent passed at grade 4 and above.

Headteacher Hayden Abbott said: “It is always a delight, but not a surprise, to see our pupils do so well. Congratulations to all of the outgoing year 11s at Kenilworth School.”

More than three quarters of pupils at Myton School achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths.

Grace Jordan scooped ten grade 9s while Matt Teevan took home eight grade 9s.

Headteacher Andy Perry said: “I would like to congratulate our students on their achievements. My best wishes to all our students in their next steps and we look forward to welcoming many of them into our sixth form.”

At Trinity School 74 per cent scored grade 4 and above in English and 70 per cent reached the same in maths.

Top marks went to Ella Chalmers and Louis Radley who both achieved nine grades eight and above.

School head Jon Shires said: “We are delighted that our students have coped so well with the pressure of the linear exam regime, achieving great results which are a true reflection of their efforts.”

Southam College saw 83 per cent of pupils achieve a 4 or above in English and maths.

Top marks went to Jonathan Fletcher and Cara Andrews who received ten 9 to 7 grades.

Headteacher Ranjit Samra said “I am delighted with the impressive performance of our students once again. They have worked incredibly hard and deserve every accolade.”

Boys at Warwick School had another good year with 66 per cent of grades awarded at 9 to 7.

Top marks went to Rupert Bottomley-Matts, Timothy Briggs, Young Ha Chun, William Foster, Joshua Hill, Freddie Keays, William Knights and Archie McCusker.

Headteacher Deneal Smith said: “This is another strong set of GCSE results and I would like to offer my congratulations to all those boys who have worked so hard for this success. I am very proud of our boys and of the teachers who have done so much to support them.”

At The Kingsley School 83 per cent of pupils scooped levels 9 to 7.

Lily Lawson and Imogen DeArmitt both achieved nine level 9 to 7 grades.

Headteacher Heather Owens, said: “I am full of pride for the girls’ individual success stories. We are extremely proud of the well-rounded individuals they have become, and look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in the future.”

Arnold Lodge in Leamington celebrated a record-breaking set of results, with ten per cent of all grades awarded a level 9.

Headteacher David Preston said: “I wish to congratulate all of our Year 11 for their success. They have worked tremendously hard and it is wonderful to see them rewarded for their efforts. Seeing the tremendous success of our pupils is wonderful and I look forward to our pupils’ continued achievements across their A level years.”

Girls at Kings High School saw an impressive year with 72 per cent of grades 9 to 7.

Headteacher Richard Nicholson said: “I congratulate our girls and our staff for the excellence demonstrated by these exceptional results. It is particularly impressive that the girls have achieved so highly at a time of so much change to the GCSE examinations.”

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