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Bromsgrove GCSE students made the grade
3:06pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
EXAM SUCCESS: North Bromsgrove High School pupils Becky Laight, Hope Peppercorn and Rachel Pengelly were celebrating after receiving their GCSE results. Picture by Pete Lopeman. Ref:s
BROMSGROVE students were celebrating after finding out their GCSE results today, (August 22).
Pupils and staff at North Bromsgrove High School were particularly jubilant as the school learned it was the best results in its history.
Nationally there has been a drop, for a second year, in the proportion of GCSE exam entries awarded top grades.
But the School Drive-based school bucked the trend with students gaining a C grade or better in at least five subjects, including maths and English, rising 22 per cent compared to last year.
There were a number of impressive performers including Isaac Grennan and Rachel Pengelly, who both achieved nine A*s.
Headteacher David Hadley-Pryce said: “These GCSE results represent a fantastic achievement.
“The students and staff can rightly feel very proud of their efforts and I, for one, am humbled by their performance.
“The results bode well for next year’s, and subsequent year’s, GCSE pupils.”
South Bromsgrove High School’s headteacher, Paul Topping, said high standards had continued at the school with 97 per cent of students achieving five or more passes at grades A* to C.
There was further celebrations as almost half of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, which includes A* to C passes in languages, humanities and science.
The most impressive performance from a student came from Alex Marsh who achieved an amazing 11 A* grades.
Mr Topping said: “My sincere congratulations go to students who continue to move on from Year 11 having achieved a wealth of success across a broad range of subjects.
“While students continue to achieve very good results in English, Maths and Science, I’m very pleased that outstanding achievement in other subjects is also recognised.”
At Bromsgrove School, 171 pupils sat the exams with all pupils taking the challenging International GCSE (IGCSE) in core subjects, English, maths and science.
An impressive fifth of students gained six or more A*, with nine pupils achieving 10 or more A*s.
Headmaster Chris Edwards said: “These are very strong results and our pupils should be proud.
“The cohort was undaunted by the IGCSEs, and is set fair for success at A-level and International Baccalaureate.”
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