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They made the grade!
1:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
ANDOVER’s students have bucked the national trend by achieving impressive GCSE results again this year.
Provisional results reported by Hampshire's secondary schools show an increase in achievement with 60.4 per cent achieving five A*-C GCSE passes, including English and mathematics.
English and mathematics performance in Hampshire saw 67 per cent and 72 per cent respectively, achieving A* to C grades, compared to this year's national figures of 64 per cent and 58 per cent.
Rookwood There was much to celebrate at Rookwood School as 2013’s GCSE results with 44.5 per cent of all entries gaining A*/A.
Headmistress, Mrs Louise Whetstone, said: “I am, as always, very proud of all our Year 11 pupils and everything they have achieved; they have worked incredibly hard and shown such dedication that they truly deserve their excellent results.”
John Hanson John Hanson Community School is celebrating a six per cent improvement on its five A*-C with English and mathematics rate which is 59 per cent.
The school has also achieved its best ever five A*-C results at 76 per cent.
The proportion of students with five or more A*/A grades has risen for the third year running and is close to 20 per cent of students.
Headteacher Ian Coombs said, “We are delighted with the results achieved by the students.
“They are the result of consistent hard work by the students, selfless dedication of the teachers and great support from home.”
Harrow Way Harrow Way Community School’s 2013 GCSE results are the school’s best ever with 53.3 per cent achieving five GCSE grade A* to C passes including Maths and English – up six per cent from 2012 and 10 per cent from 2011.
Nearly 70 per cent (67 per cent) achieved five GCSE A* to C – another record for the school.
Maths and English achieved their best results ever.
Maths A*-C grades improved by nine per cent to 68 per cent and English A*-C grades improved by ten per cent to 67 per cent.
Testbourne Testbourne Community School saw 72 per cent of students achieve five A*-C grades with English and Maths with 88 per cent achieving five A*-C grades overall.
The English Baccalaureate benchmark of five A*-Cs in English, maths, science, a language and a humanity was achieved by 38 per cent of the students.
Hilary Jackson, headteacher, who is retiring at the end of August, said: “I am really pleased for students and staff who between them have achieved another set of excellent examination results, way above national averages. They have done this in spite of the Government’s announcements that marking has been tougher this year in English and maths and that science exams have been harder.”
Principal Andy Schofield, said: “At the end of the day, students have done really well.
“We have had more A* and A grades than before.”
Test Valley Test Valley School saw 65 per cent of pupils achieved five or more grades at A* - C with 55 per cent of pupils securing five or more grades at A*-C including English and mathematics.
Headteacher, Louisa Hiscock, said: “I am very proud of the commitment and determination they have shown.
“They richly deserve their success when the bar has been raised for grades in key subjects for the second year running.”
Winton Winton Academy headteacher Chris McShane said:“Our five A*-C grades is another record-breaking year, and our A* and A grades have gone up significantly.
“We are very pleased with some of the achievements of the students, but we do have an issue over the way the English was marked and are in discussions with the exam board.
“Once these have been resolved we will release the results.”
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