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Pupils make the grade with impressive GCSE results

Leamington Editorial 20th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

EXCITED and nervous pupils are collecting their GCSE results today.

CAMPION SCHOOL pupils gained the best GCSE results in thew school’s history – with 67 per cent achieving at least five A*-C grades including English and Maths, which was up nine per cent on last year.

Exceptional achievers were Amber Kwasnik ,Ellie Inskip, Mia Holland, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Taminder Uppal and Anmolpreet Sangha – all achieving a string of A* and A grades.

Headteacher Mark Feldman, who retired at the end of the summer term, said: “I am so proud of our students.

“They worked very hard; the great majority came into school for extra sessions on weekends and during holidays.

“Many of them had to sit fifteen or more separate exam papers. Very well done to them and thanks to their parents for their great support.

“Well done also to new headteacher Jassa Panesar who as deputy head inspired, organised and motivated our students. He will be a fantastic head.”

NORTH LEAMINGTON SCHOOL also saw record results with 74 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths – the highest in the school’s history.

Seventeen per cent of students achieved seven or more A* and A grades with notable performances from Maya Sandhu, Scarlett Whelan, Adam Reade, Jeevan Sanghera, Ashleigh Shambrook and Emily Port.

Headteacher Joy Mitchell said: “I am absolutely delighted with our results this year, firstly because of the continuing significant improvement we are making year on year in our overall results but also on the sheer number of outstanding performances that have been achieved this year by our students while standards nationally continue to rise.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students, staff and parents/carers for their hard work, support and commitment to making this year a success.”

TRINITY SCHOOL principal Chris Gabbett congratulated his year 11s on their hard-earned GCSE results.

He said “There are many exceptional GCSE results here – all heartening evidence of the high academic bar set by teachers and students at Trinity.

“There are also many results that represent exceptional progress for specific individuals – particularly those who joined us midway through their schooling as a result of hardships they had experienced.

“The latter is hugely important and exciting but sadly often under-emphasised and not well quantified on days like this.

“As always, I like to remind all of our brilliant young people that these grades – whatever they are – will never be the full measure of who they are!”

SOUTHAM COLLEGE are delighted with 81% of students gaining 5A*-C grades including English and Maths – a 5% increase from last year.  Individual performances of note include Sophie Green with eleven A* grades and both Charlie Straw and Marlene Kidd with 8 A* and 3A grades.

Headteacher-Ranjit Samra commented: “All students, staff and parents should be incredibly proud of their achievements, not only the high grades achieved but also the fantastic progress that students have made.”

MYTON SCHOOL have once again maintained their high standards in the grades pupils have achieved in their GCSE’s.

Students who received A* and A grades across the board are Jonathan Rutherford, Luis Martin, Sinead Sunner, Emily Bessant, Eva Fogg and Jaspreet Natt.

Head Teacher, Paul MacIntyre commented: “I would like to congratulate the students, their teachers and supportive parents and carers on working together to achieve such exceptional results and to make our students’ ambitious dreams come true – it is testament to their dedication, hard work and commitment.

“We have high expectations at Myton and it was wonderful to see so many happy faces this morning as the students collected their results and realised that they had received the just rewards for their efforts.”

WARWICK SCHOOL is also celebrating outstanding results.

William Button, Lewis Days, Harry Jenkins, Oliver Layzell Anson Lei achieved 11 A*s and a further 17 students scoring ten or more A* grades – with 46 pupils achieved a clean sweep of only A* and A grades.

This year’s chemistry results were exceptional with 99 per cent A* and A grades and physics saw 100 per cent of papers graded A* and A.

Headmaster Gus Lock said: “Our students, their parents and teachers deserve very wholehearted congratulations this morning.

“These are exceptional results by any standards and are, by some way, our best ever in terms of A* grades. This is a real testament to incredible hard work and commitment from our pupils over the last two years.

“I am especially delighted that this year group has been able to excel – at a national level – in such a wide range of fields, as well as achieving so impressively in their GCSEs.”

KING’s HIGH SCHOOL pupils surpassed last year’s GCSE results with 98 per cent of the girls earning A* to C grades.

Four girls received ten A* – Lily Bamber, Jintong Du, Lucy Evans and Georgia Tolliday.

And six girls celebrated achieving nine A*s and one A – Lucy Abell, Arran Carr, Sophie Dhillon, Anna Ellwood, Rebecca Hickman and Wendy Miles.

Headmistress Elizabeth Surber said: “I am delighted that the hard work and commitment of our girls and the dedication of their teachers is reflected in these excellent results.

“This is especially important as GCSE grades take on more significance as the measure by which many university offers will be determined.

“It is essential to us that each girl flourishes, working to realise her individual potential, and this is what we have seen our girls accomplish in their GCSE results this year.”

THE KINGSLEY SCHOOL in Lemaington are celebrating 100 per cent of pupils being awarded 5 A* to C grades and many girls passed with a string of A* and As.

Across the whole year group, 82% of grades awarded were A* to B.

Notable results came from Lily Holbrook who passed 12 GCSEs with A* and A grades – and attained a B in astronomy, which she studied in her spare time – Alice Meixner was awarded 11 A* and A grades and Sophie Barlow passed 10 GCSEs with A* and A grades.

Head teacher, Ms Heather Owens is delighted with this year’s results, saying: “I am thrilled for the all the girls who have achieved their personal best today – such excellence comes not only from sustained effort, but also from the can-do attitude and the zest for life and academic learning which  makes the Kingsley girls such a joy to work with.”

Full data will not available until later in the year, but headteachers and Warwickshire County Council were anticipating the county’s results again being above the national averages.

County education spokesman Coun Colin Hayfield said: “This is a really important time for pupils who will be full of nervous excitement as they open up their exam result envelopes.

“I congratulate all students on their achievements and wish them luck for the future, whether that will be in continued full-time education, employment or training.

“The long hours of hard work and dedication of all the teaching staff, plus the support of parents, that contributed to the students’ success should also be celebrated today.

“It will be some time before we know the full validated results for Warwickshire but we are optimistic that the vast majority of Warwickshire pupils will have reached their target grades.”


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