Staff and students at Oakmeeds Community College are celebrating the best GCSE results in the school’s history.
Some 75 per cent of students earned five or more A- C grades, including maths and English – a massive 14 per cent rise on last year’s results.
Oakmeeds also recorded a score of +0.14 on the new Progress 8 performance scale, which measures the progress made by children between the time they leave primary school and the time they finish Year 11.
The baseline requirement for Progress 8 is a score of -0.5, so a score of +0.14 would tell the government children at Oakmeeds had made progress in excess of national expectations during their time at the school.
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Oakmeeds saw a big improvement in the number of students getting the higher A and A* grades. In maths, 82 per cent earned at least a C, while 82 per cent got the pass standard and above in English.
A total of 78 per cent earned a C or higher in both maths and English.
A school spokesman said: “There are so many fantastic stories but some students deserving of special mention are Timmy Hawes who got 8 A*s and 2 As, Jess Campion who got 7 A*s and 3 As, Ethan Roberts who got 6 A*s and 5 As and Tom Jones who got 6 A*s and 4 As.
“Well done to the class of 2016 and their dedicated and hardworking staff.
“These results show what our students are really capable of and represent a great platform for the future success of the school.”
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