Today it was the turn of our GCSE pupils to experience the range of emotions that our A Level students felt last week, as the day they had spent all summer imagining and putting to the back of their minds finally arrived.
Tomorrow we will reflect on some of the stories of the day, once pupils have had a chance to digest the results and receive the congratulations of friends and family. For now, we have an impressive summary of results to document:
98.3.% of our 118 pupils achieved at least 5 A* - C grades. (National average 69%)
64% of all grades are A* or A.
32% of all grades are A*. (National average 6%)
12 pupils gained an impressive 9 or more A* grades.
Headmaster Mr John Watson commented: ‘Our pupils have achieved some excellent results by dint of inspiration and no small quantity of perspiration! They can continue confidently to the next stage of their education, looking forward to the many exciting opportunities ahead of them.’
Head of Careers Mr Mark Woodward added: ‘The Class of 2010’s GCSE grades make very impressive reading. Not only are they impressive in the classroom though, as they all excel in other areas: e.g. sport and the performing arts. Their team skills and charitable actions will already excite future employers and there will be so many more opportunities to develop these skills even further in the next stage of their education.’
(Averages quoted are from the BBC website.)