GCSE students jump for joy at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

25 August, 2017, 01:33 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • It's GCSE day – results as we get them…

This was the first year when new exams in English and Maths - assessed using a 9-1 grading system - were completed by students across the country.

MORE than 450 A*-A grades were achieved by hard working Maldon students on GCSE results day.

Mrs deGorter said: "I am delighted that my son has done so well".

So is Grade 9 the same as an A*?

English language, English literature and maths are the first subjects to use the new system, while all other subjects retain the old A* to G scale. Almost a third of all grades were awarded at A* or A.

Daniel overcame his severe anxiety achieve an A, five Bs, a C and a D, in addition to 4, 5 and 6 grades.

"I'd like to say "well done" to each and every student and wish them the best of luck in their future education and careers".

"In my head I wanted top grades but I was being cautious because I didn't want to be disappointed".

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Principal Anne Malcolmson said: "They have worked hard to achieve some excellent results and a significant number have overcome some real barriers to achieve at good levels".

Students at The Webber Independent School performed extremely well across all subjects, with stand-out results in Chemistry, Physics, English, Maths, French, Italian, Spanish, History, Music and Physical Education, where 100% of students gained A* to C/9 to 4 grades.

Headteacher David Allsop praised students' hard work for achieving the grades they deserved.

Lauren Wayman, 16, was happy with her results and wants to study medicine: "I was really, really nervous, it's quite a relief to have them open now".

Pupils at the school improved on last year's record results, with 40 per cent of grades at A*, up from 37 per cent last year, and 63 per cent were either A* or A.

He said: "My grandfather Eric Bradley passed away in December aged 79 and I would have liked to have shown him how well I have done to make him proud".

As a result, independent regulator Qualifications Wales have stated that "reliable conclusions can not be drawn from direct comparisons between results in summer 2017 and summer 2016, or the comparison between summer results across the United Kingdom".

I am also pleased to see a number of grade 9s achieved in Language, Literature and Maths.

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