GCSE results day 2013

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in News | No Comments

saltash.net community school is today celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results.  The very large Year 11 cohort of 235 students, which included those children who attended the Trematon Special Educational Needs Area Resource Base, achieved a superb result of 69% 5A*-C with English and Maths.  The school’s previous best outcome on this particular measure had been 58% in 2011 so to increase this total by 11 percentage points against a national backdrop of GCSE ‘turbulence’ is extremely pleasing.

Characteristic of a very hard working and conscientious group of students, the Year 11s also achieved the school’s best ever percentage of top grades.  23.4% of students gained at least 3A* and A grades, with 15.7% gaining at least 5A* and A grades.

There were many exceptional individual performances, including:

Janie Olver – 9A*, Jayne Lingowski – 6A* & 4A, Kathryn Price – 6A* & 3A, Lowenna Rule – 5A* & 5A, Rebecca Fowell – 4A* & 6A, Nicole Higgins – 4A* & 5A, Jonathan Lawther – 4A* & 5A, Jessica Illingworth – 3A* & 7A, Clara Oldfield – 4A* & 4A, Olivia Lowden – 4A* & 4A, Jennifer Haly – 3A* & 6A, Madison Jarvis – 3A* & 6A, Alistair Tamblyn  – 4A* & 3A, Paul Olchowy – 3A* & 5A, Sarah Smart – 3A* & 5A, Holly Sullivan – 3A* & 5A, Alex Tucker – 2A* & 7A, Emily Todd – 2A* & 6A, Bethany Wilson – 2A* & 6A, Jack Floyd – 1A* & 8A, Jack Wray – 1A* & 8A, Imogen Bryce – 2A* & 5A, Lauren McFarlane – 2A* & 5A, Timothy Dunstan – 1A* & 7A, Naomi Malcolm – 1A* & 7A, Amy Kyffin -9A.

Commenting on this year’s numerous successes, headteacher, Isobel Bryce said, ‘Our students and staff worked unbelievably hard over the last twelve months so they thoroughly deserve these very impressive results.  Gaining at least a C grade in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science is life changing and I am thrilled for the significantly large number of young people who have achieved this.  However, as Headteacher of an inclusive school, I am very proud of all our students, several of whom faced many difficult and challenging personal circumstances whilst studying for their GCSEs; those individuals deserve particular praise and commendation.’

Head of Year, Mark Feldwick, feeling justifiably proud of his year group said, ‘Amazing, it goes to show that excellence is a choice.  These guys made this happen because they wanted it to.  I’m so proud of them.”