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Mary's Limavady GCSE results 'best in school's history'

Kristopher Love | 01 September, 2016, 12:17

The percentage of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades in English and maths rose to 47 per cent, with 70 per cent achieving C or above in English and 50 per cent in maths.

A total of 68 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades in English and Mathematics, a seven per cent hike from previous year.

"The first cohort to take the new GCSE computer science exceeded all expectations and surpassed national averages with 83% achieving grade C or better".

HUNDREDS of exceptional grades were achieved this morning as William de Ferrers School students achieved over 500 A grades in their GCSE results.

Mike Madden, head teacher, said he was "absolutely delighted with the results especially the significant progress students had made since joining the school in Year 7, and building on the good results of previous years".

Andy Badger, chairman of governors added: "We congratulate the pupils of SHSB on these superb results".

Bishop's Stortford College has enjoyed another outstanding year, with 68 per cent of GCSE grades at A* or A. "The hard work was all worthwhile and I am grateful for the support of my teachers".

"Many of these students will now use these results as a springboard to further success as they continue their journey with Giles into the growing range of courses in our highly popular and successful sixth form".

The highest performing department was mathematics, where 90 per cent of students achieved A* or A grades.

"There has been particularly strong achievement this year in English Language, biology, physics, chemistry, dance, music and ICT".

They are a reflection of their commitment, as well as the dedication of the staff at the school, who have worked with them.

Lady Christine Edwards, principal of the academy, said she is delighted at the outcome.

"In some subjects I did a lot better than I thought I was going to".

"The majority of our students will remain with us to pursue their education in the sixth form, with some taking up prestigious apprenticeships across the county".