21st Oct, 2016

Plenty to celebrate as GCSE results released

Evesham Editorial 20th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

STUDENTS across Evesham and Pershore recorded top marks in the results released on Thursday (August 19).

Top teenagers at Prince Henry’s High School and Pershore High School joined thousands nationally to find out whether their dream grades would be realised.

Prince Henry’s High School has been celebrating the achievements of their GCSE students after 68 per cent of them gained five A* to C grades including Maths and English.

The school saw 27 per cent of students score five or more A* or A grades, the best results in Prince Henry’s history.

Top of the class was Sophie Metcalfe who achieved 13 A*’s grades, closely followed by Isaac Pillar and Laura Snape who each achieving 12 A*’s and one A.

Other success stories include Yva Petit who notched up 11 A*s and two A’s while Zoe Insley and Ella Marshall-Shepherd each recorded 11 A*s and one A’s

Headteacher Dr Tony Evans said: “These exceptional 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 warmest congratulations to everyone concerned.”

Students at The De Montfort School are celebrating some notable personal successes in their GCSE results.

A total of 26 students achieved nine or more A* to C grades and many others did extremely well.

Students enthusiastically took the time to express their thanks to staff in a special book.

Headteacher Guy Nichols said: “We do have concerns about the lower than expected iGCSE English results where we are making some appeals.

“We must also congratulate our Year 10 students who have made a very positive start with their very good GCSE examination results in Core Science.

“Whilst we recognise we have a long way to go, this is the beginning of the process of improvement at The De Montfort School,” he added.

Pershore High School is also celebrating its best ever GCSE results after more than 79 per cent of Year 11 classes – 240 students – secured five or more A* to C passes.

The 71 per cent of A* to C grades in English and Mathematics is the school’s best ever performance.

Students scored more than 81 per cent in achieving a grade C or higher and more than 17 per cent achieved an A grade, with more than six per cent being A*s.

Tessa Carr achieved nine A*’s and an A, with fellow students Charlotte Bradley claiming seven A*s and three A’s while Sigmund Rumney notched up six A*s, three A’s and a B.

Headteacher Clive Corbett said: “I am delighted to congratulate our students on their success in this year’s GCSE examinations.

“At a time of increasing national demand and rigour they have excelled by achieving the school’s best ever GCSE results.

“This is a tribute to their efforts and to the support and guidance offered by our magnificent staff.

“May I offer my best wishes to all of our youngsters, whatever future direction they now take,” he added.