exmresultsAnother excellent set of GCSE results as a reward for all year 11 pupils hard work were revealed on Thursday 23rd August. There were tears of happiness for most but a few of sadness for some.

 

 

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Jumping for joy

Most were jumping for joy once they had collected their results. Overall, pupils have produced an outstanding set of results.

Nearly eight out of ten of all results were passes at grades A* to C with nearly three out of ten either an A* or A grade.  Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils who received their results on Thursday 23rd August 2012.

63% of pupils gained 5 or more GCSEs passes, including English and maths, at A*-C grades. This is disappointingly 12% lower than our exceptional performance last year. However it seems that our pupils, alongside many other schools, have suffered from what appears to be a major raisng of the bar by the exam boards particularly in English (see BBC news story).

Government "League Tables" comparing schools using a number of performance indicators, primarily the percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSE at grades A*-C and the percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSE at grades A*-C including English and maths, will not be available until January 2013, however we are still confident that our results will place us very high in such tables.

In English 73% of the pupils gained a grade between A*-C, in maths the figure was 74%.

 

sr desk blueThe incoming Principal, Mr Steve Riches said

"Once again the pupils and teachers have worked very hard to achieve such a creditable set of results. I am proud of all of them. These results are fantastic. Well done to all concerned"

"Naturally i am a little disappointed that the results are a slightly lower than last year, seemingly affected by the English results issue but we will be looking into what, if anything, can be done about this and whether any results warrant an appeal."

 

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Our highest performing pupil this year was Harry Spillane who achieved 12 GCSEs, 10 at A* grade and 2 at A grade, a remarkable set of results. Many pupils, too many to mention by name, achieved numerous GCSE passes at A* or A grade.


Click here to see the Waltham Forest Guardian news story.

Click here to read about the national picture from the BBC news.

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