September 27th, 2016

GCSE results: Vale students make the grade

Updated: 4:07 pm, Aug 25, 2016

THE NERVOUS wait for students across the Vale came to an end today (Thursday) when their GCSE results were revealed.

Students at Pershore High School were celebrating after 71 per cent gained five or more A* to C grades, the second best set of GCSE results in the school’s history. Including maths and English, 66 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades.

Among the school’s top performers included William Parry who achieved ten A*s and one A while Maya De Silva-Morgan also gained nine A*s and one A.

Headteacher Clive Corbett said: “At a time of increasing national demand and rigour they have excelled by contributing to the school’s second best ever GCSE results.

“This is a tribute both to their efforts and to the support and guidance offered by our magnificent staff. Behind the headline statistics lie numerous individual success stories.

“The key measure of achievement is whether or not students have made progress against their own prior attainment and that is the case for so many of them.

There were also celebrations at Prince Henry’s High School after another set of impressive results, with 76 per cent of students scoring five or more A* to C grades. Including maths and English, 69 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades.

The Victoria Avenue school’s top performer was Isabel Bromfield who achieved 12 A*s and two As.

Among the other high achievers are Rebekah Allan, Aric Fowler, Adam Haycock and Imogen Parkin who all gained eight A*s and five As.

Headteacher Dr Tony Evans said: “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to the students.

“They have been a remarkable, motivated and committed group of young people who thoroughly deserve the outstanding academic success they have achieved.

“These exceptional GCSE results are a tribute to the incredible hard work and dedication of the students, staff, parents and the governing body.

“I am extremely proud of all of our students and I offer my sincerest congratulations to everyone concerned.”

The De Montfort School saw a 15 per cent increase in the number of its students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including maths and English, compared to last year’s results.

Headteacher Guy Nichols said: “Everyone has worked extremely hard and I’m delighted that there are so many students who have really done themselves proud, as well as a number who have achieved truly exceptional results.

“I would particularly like to thank my staff who continuously go above and beyond and really care.

“We are especially pleased with the increased number of students who have committed to joining our Sixth Form.”

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