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GCSE results: History made at Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College
STUDENTS and staff at Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College were celebrating the best GCSE results in the school’s history.
The school, in Wessex Close, has been steadily improving, with 65 per cent of students achieving the benchmark five GCSEs between A* and C, including English and maths this year.
The school failed to provide this figure last year, because of problems with English results.
Overall, 87 per cent of pupils gained five or more GCSEs between A* and C, which was one point down on the 2012 results.
Betty Elkins, headteacher, said: “These results represent another excellent year of achievement by our students and their performance was outstanding across the board.”
She said a 76 per cent pass rate in English this year was very pleasing.
Charlie Humphries, from Borodin Close, Brighton Hill, was delighted with his five Cs, four Bs and a distinction in performing arts.
The 16-year-old discovered he had Asperger’s syndrome when he was in Year 7, and said: “It came as a shock to me and made me think I was going to be isolated but this place has made me feel welcome.”
He is going to QMC to study law, psychology, politics and history and would like to join the police.
Hannah Walter, 16, from Delibes Road, Hatch Warren achieved one A, six Cs, two Bs and two Ds.
She said: “I was ecstatic. It was one of the best days of my life.”
The teenager was going to Reading Festival to celebrate, and plans to study drama, business, sociology and media at QMC, with the aim of becoming an actress.
David May-Miller from Lightfoot Grove matched his older brothers’ record of top grades, achieving seven A*s, four As, one B and a merit.
He said: “I was quite pleased. I wasn’t expecting that many A*s.”
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