Nervous wait over as City students receive their GCSE results - The Worcester Observer

Nervous wait over as City students receive their GCSE results

Worcester Editorial 24th Aug, 2017 Updated: 24th Aug, 2017   0

STUDENTS across Worcester are celebrating this morning (Thursday) after receiving their much-awaited GCSE results.

RGS Worcester announced some of its strongest GCSE results in recent years, with 59 per cent of all grades achieved at A* or A and 97 per cent of grades at A* to C.

In the new GCSE reforms for English and maths, 92 per cent of pupils achieved a 5 or above, whilst 97 per cent of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English and Maths.

Some of those celebrating at the Upper Tything school were Imogen Sinclair and Felix Haynes, who achieved 11 A*s and 10 A*s respectively.




Imogen is in the England under-16 football team and plays for Aston Villa, whilst also playing for England under-16’s rounders team and is a national champion with the RGS team.

The talented student also plays tennis at county level.


Felix won the Cardiff University Schools Debating competition despite being just 16-years-old.

He was also the winner of the Worcestershire Branch finals of the English-Speaking Union’s Public Speaking Competition and runner up in the Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate competition.

John Pitt, headmaster at RGS said: “I’m delighted with our very strong GCSE results, which are even better than last year and the best for at least three years.

“Many congratulations to the RGS pupils who have performed so well despite the challenges of the GCSE reforms. In light of our excellent results, I would like to thank the pupils and staff for their hard work and commitment and congratulate them on what has been a superb academic year.”

Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College saw 79 per cent of students achieve a grade 4/C or higher in both English and Maths, whilst 57 per cent of students achieved a 5 (strong C) or higher in the two subjects.

Subjects including sociology, photography, music and art and design saw pass rates of between 85 per cent to 100 per cent.

Sean Devlin, principal at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, said: “It’s great yet again to see so many happy and excited students. Our excellent results are testament to the commitment of our teachers, the partnership with parents and hard work of our students.”

Nunnery Wood High School is also celebrating today after 77 per cent of its students achieved a grade 4/C of higher, with more than 50 passes being grade 9/A* in Maths and English.

The results also saw 29 per cent of grades achieved at A* or A and 71 per cent of students achieved at least four C grades in five subjects.

An impressive 26 per cent of students at Bishop Perowne CE College achieved a grade 7/A across all subjects – the best results in the school’s history.

In English literature, five students were awarded a grade 9/A*, putting them in the top two to three per cent of the UK.

Students also excelled in religious education, with 60 per cent of grades awarded at A* or A.

Notably, six students received 55 A* to A or 9 to 8 grades between them and of those six, Jordana Cholmondely achieved an impressive two grade 9s, one grade 8, six A*s and an A.

Mark Pollard, headteacher at Bishop Perowne, said: “We’re thrilled with this year’s results. They’re testament to the hard work and commitment from our students and staff.

“We’ve seen significant progress across the board in subject results. The proportion of students achieving a pass in English and Maths increased by 11 per cent compared to last year. This represents a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the huge steps forward we’re taking as a school.

“On behalf of everyone at Bishop Perowne, I would like to congratulate every student on their success. I believe these results will put us in a position to be considered as one of, if not the most improved school in the county.”

A total of 56 per cent of King’s School students achieved eight A* to A grades, with 69 per cent of grades awarded at A* or A.

Every student achieved at least five GCSE grades A* to C and 38.5 per cent of of those were awarded at A*.

Students who achieved ten A* grades or higher included Kirsten Campbell-Ferguson, Natasja Enthoven, George Hale, Tom Hale, Katharine Halford, Ben Madden, Jake Main, Zak Rawles, Hannah Stock and Emma Smalley.

Twins Sam and Maisie Martyn-Smith secured an impressive total of 20 A*s and As between them.

Matthew Armstrong, King’s School headmaster, said: “I wish to congratulate our Fifth Form students on their superb achievements at GCSE. Students and staff have worked phenomenally well over the last two years and this success is testament to their hard work, focus and determination.

“We look forward to watching what this impressive group will achieve during their time in the Sixth Form, as they take up senior roles within the school.”

Tudor Grange Academy saw 15 per cent of all grades awarded at A* or A, with 66 per cent of students passing both their English and maths.

A total of 20 per cent of maths grades were awarded at grade 7/A or above and 19 per cent of English grades were awarded at grade 7/A or above, with 80 per cent of students who took triple science achieving an A* to B grade.

Among those who are celebrating their results are Harry Bramhill, who achieved seven grades at A* or A, a 9 in English language and a 9 in maths.

Catalina Roncal secured an A*, five A’s, two B’s, an 8 in English literature and a 9 in English language, whilst Darnell Irish achieved three A*s, four A’s and an 8 in English literature, English language and maths.

Tudor Grange Academy would like to thank all staff, parents and carers for their on-going support and would like to congratulate all of their students on their personal successes.

The Worcester Observer would like to congratulate everyone on their GCSE results.

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