Oriel High School is celebrating the ‘fantastic achievement’ of its Year 11 pupils with their success setting a ‘new high benchmark’ for future groups to surpass.
A total of 74 per cent achieved five or more GCSE qualifications at grades A*-C, with almost one in five of all grades being awarded at a grade A* or A – 43 per cent of all grades were A*, A or B.
In addition, 60 per cent of students achieved the gold standard of five passes at grades A*-C including English and maths.
Head teacher Philip Stack said: “We are delighted with these results achieved by our Year 11 students.
“They worked so hard in preparation for their examinations and truly deserve these great results.
“I am very proud of them and their achievements.
“I am also very grateful to the staff for their dedication and commitment and to our families for their support.
“These results are the best so far for our school and a real credit to the students and demonstrate the strong sense of partnership at our school.”
There were some outstanding individual performances including: Jai Bhalla 6A*, 5A and 1B; Melissa Cheeseman 10A* and 2A; Bethany Cole 1A*, 6A, 4B and 1C; Daniel Crouch 7A* and 4A; Vishavjeet Dhaliwal 9A* and 2A; Charlotte Elliott 1A*, 8A and 3B; Oliver Gidman 5A*, 4A, 1B and 2C; Laura Huckle 1A*, 5A, 3B and 1C; Emily Kemp 3A*, 6A, 1B and 1C; Zack Kenney 5A*, 1Distinction*, 4A and 1B; Kennagh Marsh 12A* (in addition AS Level French); Hannah Pollard 2A* 1Distinction*, 6A, 1Distinction, 1B and 1C; Josie Porter 7A* and 5A; Emily Roberts 4A*, 1Distinction*, 5A dand 2B; Matthew Spencer 6A*, 6A and 1B; Emma Tye 7A*, 4A and 1B; Katie Tyson 1A*, 1Distinction*, 8A and 2B; Brent Van der Merwe 3A*, 5A and 4B; Bethany Williams 8A* and 3A and Megan Williams 9A*, 2A and 1B.
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The school said it was also ‘very pleased’ with performance in many subjects with the following pass rates at A*-C:
History, 76 per cent;
English language, 80 per cent;
French, 94 per cent;
Computer science, 83 per cent;
Art, 83 per cent;
RE, 77 per cent.
Some of the most able students were also entered for GCSE further mathematics.
Forty-eight students were entered for further mathematics and the school achieved a pass rate A*-C of 83 per cent.