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​GCSES: Hard work, good teaching and aspiration

24th August 2017

Carl Howarth, Principal, stated, ‘Once again our students have demonstrated with their fantastic results that with hard work, good teaching and aspiration, nothing is impossible.  66% of all grades were A* or A with 72% of all our students achieving 5 or more A* or A grades.  This is the first year of Numbers rather than Grades in Maths; a grade 9 is above the old style A* grade and is reflective of the very highest attainment across the country.   We are therefore delighted that 14 % of students gained a grade 9.  However, whilst these headline figures are very pleasing they don’t reveal the many individual successes.  It is wonderful to see students who have aspired and worked so hard to significantly outperform their targets based on their CATs data.  This positive difference is the value that they, their teachers, their families and the College as a whole have added to their education and we are so proud of them. I would like to thank their teachers and their parents for all the help and care they have given along the way.’