THE WAIT was over for the city’s youngsters today (Thursday) as they received their much-awaited GCSE results.
KINGS School Worcester are celebrating a successful year as a record 42.2 per cent of students passed their GCSEs with an A* result.
For the second year running, 50 pupils gained at least 10 GCSEs graded A* or A and a record 81 pupils gained at least 8 GCSEs at A* or A grade.
The school congratulates its 145 pupils who are celebrating their exceptional GCSE results today (Thursday) as 69.3% were graded A* or A grade.
50 pupils gained at least ten GCSEs at grades A or A* for the second year running, 81 pupils gained at least eight GCSEs at A or A*, a record number and well over half the cohort.
100 per cent of pupils passed at least five GCSEs grades A*-C including English and mathematics.
Matthew Armstrong, Headmaster, said: “I am delighted that this impressive year group has raised the bar of academic attainment here at King’s.
“We have the highest expectations of our pupils and these results have proven that, with real commitment and the support of their dedicated teachers, they can achieve at the highest level.
“These overall results include many remarkable individual performances and I congratulate in particular the eighteen pupils who gained A* grades in at least ten subjects: Adam Brotherwood, Bill Bishop, Emily Brewis, Izzy Cartwright, Ollie Colebourne, Frederick Cronin, Daisy-Mae Ellis, Hannalore Elsden, Alice Evans, Lucy Goodman, Alice Harrington, Jamie Havercroft, Sarah Jane Jackson, Amélie Lewing, Bella Parker-Byatt, Lottie Ricketts, Andrew Salkeld and Sophie Turner.”
CELEBRATIONS were also in order at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College after 74 per cent of year 11 students gained five or more A* to C grades, including maths and English.
The school’s top performer was Ximei Lui who achieved 11 A* to A grades. Sophia Frances Gloria, Eleanor Hamby, Yasmin Jones, Joe MacCourt, Gemma Moore and Katie Yau all achieved 10 A* to A grades.
Principal Sean Devlin said: “It’s brilliant that our students have done so well. The students have been rewarded for their hard work and the teachers for their dedication in achieving excellence.”
ONE third of pupils at RGS Worcester achieved nine A* or A grades.
Following such excellent A Level results, RGS pupils have again performed at a high level in their GCSE examinations with 96.6 per cent of grades at A* – C and 56.8 per cent at A*/A grade.
There are many exceptional individual achievements, including Alec Berry, who achieved 11 A* grades is the captain of Team Ascent which won the National Jaguar LandRover 4×4 Schools Challenge and went on to secure the Research and Development Award at the World Championships.
Mr John Pitt, Headmaster, said: “I am very proud of the RGS pupils who have done so well academically whilst also making a tremendous contribution to wider School life and taking full advantage of all the opportunities that the School provides.
“These are very strong exam results from students who worked extremely hard. They are now well set up for their Sixth Form careers at RGS.
“Congratulations to all of the pupils and to the staff who have taught the pupils so well.”
The following pupils achieved nine or more of the top A* grades and deserve particular mention: Francine Bath, Alec Berry (11 A*s), Alice Caldwell, Ellie Carey (ten A*s), Holly Chance, Nadiath Choudry (11 A*s), Ben Elgar, Catherine Horsburgh, Wilf Jenkins (ten A*s), Heloise Messervy-Whiting and Darcy Simon.
TUDOR Grange Academy Worcester students have achieved the best set of top grades seen at the academy.
The school has seen a six per cent increase in the overall number of A and A* grades across all subjects, with 37 per cent of all grades across all subjects were A*- B.
Mathematics has seen a rise in the top grades with 25 per cent of students achieving A or A* and 43 per cent of students achieving an A*- B grade.
It was a great year for science with 96 per cent of all students who took triple science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) achieved an A*- C. Also in music 96 per cent of all students achieved A*- C.
Principal Samantha Roach said: “We are extremely proud of our students and their achievements as they have worked incredibly hard and are such good role models. Over 70 students will be staying with us in the 6th form and due to their great results they can study the subjects they wished for.”
STUDENTS at Bishop Perowne CE College are also celebrating their GCSE results.
The school has shown continued improvement in academic subjects including maths and English and outstanding results were achieved in history and geography.
There was also improved performances in photography, psychology, modern foreign languages and triple science.
Notably, five students received 45 A*s and A grades between them.
Clara Dunster achieved an impressive seven A*s, four As and one B, whilst Florence Wood attained an excellent five A*s, five As and two Bs.
Hannah Bridge took home five A*s, three As and four Bs, Oliver Parker received two A*s, seven As and three Bs and Craig Strachan attained two A*s, five As and five Bs.
Head teacher Mark Pollard said: “We’re delighted to have seen significant progress this year and will continue to try and build upon the foundations of this improvement.
“We’re looking ahead to the new school year with positivity and determination and are excited to welcome two new lead practitioners in maths and English, who will drive further progress to improve our results.”
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