GCSE results day in Herefordshire 2013

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5:03pm

Well done to everyone on some great results today. 
There will be more on GCSE results in next week's Hereford Times.

4:26pm

Aylestone Business and Enterprise College

Headteacher Sue Woodrow congratulated students on their GCSE results.

Students Shannon Higgins, Katie Hammonds, Ellesha Nicholas, Harvey Wright, Megan Rogers and Katie Roberts celebrate their results.

Ledbury Reporter:

4:25pm

Kingstone High School

Students again have much to celebrate at Kingstone High School. Forty-eight percent of students achieved at least one A grade or equivalent in this year’s results. Individually, there are some exceptional results – Will Agar achieved 12 A*, three A grades and one Distinction; Abi Catchpole achieved seven A*,   five A and two Distinctions; Meredith Ruleman – seven A*,  three A and one Distinction*.

Well over 80 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades and 88 per cent achieved two science grades. All 27 students doing the very demanding Triple Science course gained at least a C grade and these students achieved 54 A* and A grades between them.

The school was especially pleased with the four fold increase in the percentage of students gaining the English Baccalaureate qualification. This is designed to assist students in achieving places at the best universities and we are delighted with this increase.

The school’s expertise in artistic, musical and dramatic performance was demonstrated with 100 per cent success in Art, Photography, Music and Performing Arts.

Headteacher, Keith Crawford, said: “These results are the result of many hours of hard work by students and teachers. I would say a huge well done to all those students who achieved the grades they needed to open the doors of opportunity for the next phase of their education.

"I would also thank our wonderful staff who have encouraged and motivated students to their successes and parents who also play an important part in young people’s successes.”

4:07pm

Whitecross Hereford High School

Whitecross celebrates the 70 students who achieved five or more grades C and above including English and Mathematics and the 75 per cent who achieved A* to C grades. 

Congratulations in particular go to Tom Hitchin with  nine A*, one A, two Bs; Josh McColl with six A*, five A, B; Fleur Bennets with A*, four A, two Bs; Lydia Bufton with five A*, four A, twoB; and also to Julia Giermanuik, Abi Proctor, Catilin Brooks, Rob Gordon, Jason Grubb and Chelsea Kerton who amassed 14 A* and 30 As between them. 

Governors and staff are once again frustrated that the movement of grade boundaries, particularly in English, has left many students a few marks off their target grade. 

Headteacher Denise Strutt, said: “Congratulations to all students who have achieved their target grades; we will be submitting appeals for those who are close to the grade boundaries. This has yet again skewed the overall results in a way which is unfair for schools and for the individual students affected”.  

Contrary to the national picture our Science results are the best ever with 79% entered for single Science achieving a C or above grade and 85% of those entered for double award achieving a C or above grade; all student who entered triple Science achieved B grades or above.


Whitecross underwent an Ofsted inspection in May 2013 which found the school to be ‘Good’ in all areas included Achievement where they said “Achievement has improved and is good, from low starting points, students are now attaining at least in line with national averages”.

3:58pm

The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School

Students are celebrating another year of good GCSE and BTEC examination results.

A total of 67 per cent of students gained five or more GCSE A* to C passes and a significant number of these were A* and A grades. Students and staff were pleased that the government measure of five or more A* to C passes, including English and maths, and the school’s EBAC (five GCSE subjects including maths, English, science, a language and a humanities subject) were above the national average. 

“This is a great achievement, which reflects the hard work of the students and the all important partnership between home and school,” said headteacher, Sara Catlow- Hawkins.

Sixteen students achieved five or more A* grades at GCSE and of these Alex Dereham achieved 10 A*s, Daniel Westoby 11 A*s and Amy Layton 12 A* grades.

The school is pleased to note that 100 per cent of students entered for additional maths passed with a grade C or above – of these, three students achieved the new A*+ which recognizes the top five per cent nationally. Pass rates for GCSE chemistry and physics were 100 per cent, Biology 93 per cent and the new more demanding additional science 74.5 per cent.

Sara Catlow Hawkins added: “At Bishops students do well with their extra-curricular drama, sport and music and this spurs them on to do well academically.”

3:55pm

Monmouth Comprehensive School

Ledbury Reporter:

Science and Mathematics results at Monmouth Comprehensive School this year bucked national trends with the best ever results recorded at the school.

Overall the five A*to C across the school rose to 89 per cent, with particular success in Mathematics and Science.

Mrs Osman, faculty leader for mathematics, said: “We are rightly proud of the results of our students. At A-Level and AS -Level last week, students outstripped national averages, the same now with GCSE Mathematics."

The school is in its third year of offering the Welsh Baccalaureate to all students in Years 10 and 11. This year 84 per cent of students in Year 11 achieved the qualification.

This year, as in the last two years, no student left without a qualification.

Headteacher Mr Davies, said: “Students and staff have worked incredibly hard to achieve these excellent results. The support of parents and the community is essential in ensuring the best outcomes for our young people. On Thursday the 12th September 2013, we will be holding our annual Awards’ Evening, where we can all come together to celebrate our students’ success across a wide range of subjects, learning and extra-curricular achievements”.

3:41pm

Bedstone College, Bucknell

Ledbury Reporter:

Above: Star pupil Jessica Roberts with her parents.

At Bedstone College, some seven out of 10 students achieved at least five A* to C grades including English and mathematics, higher than the average across Britain. 

Particular congratulations must go to Carol Chen who achieved nine A*/A grades, Jessica Roberts who achieved eight A*/A grades, George Aylen from Ludlow and Eleanor Bevan from Montgomery in Powys, both of whom achieved seven A*/A grades.

Overall, in what are considered core subjects, students performed very well, with 100% pass rates.

Across the country, only 53.1 per cent of students gained A* to C in all science GCSEs. The vast majority of students at Bedstone took triple science, with an average of over 88 per cent gaining top grades across the three subjects.

Headteacher David Gajadharsingh said: "Despite not achieving the dizzy heights of the GCSE class of 2012, the girls in particular this year have done remarkably well, with nine out of 10 of them achieving at least five A* to C grades including English and mathematics.”

3:29pm

Christ College Brecon

As GCSE results envelopes were opened at Christ College, Brecon, pupils celebrated achieving a rich crop of top A* and A grades. Against the predicted national trend of falling top grades, the school’s candidates achieved 54 per cent of all grades at A or A* (compared to 43% in 2012), with 21 per cent of those at the very top A* grade.

This compares with the UK national average of 21.3 per cent. The overall A*-C grade pass rate at the college was 93 per cent.

No fewer than 20 pupils from a group of 53 achieved eight or more A* to A grades, and among these were Herefordshire pupils Luke Henderson and Nancy Sharp, who immediately began focusing on the future.

Luke, from Munstone near Hereford, achieved an A*, seven A grades and a B. He said: "I've got my eye on studying history and politics at university and so I'm going to go on and study A-levels in history, geography, economics and either P.E. or English at Christ College."

Nancy, from Richard’s Castle near Ludlow, confessed to being very nervous ahead of opening her results. She said: "I was so nervous this morning coming into Brecon but this is a wonderful feeling.

"I'm looking forward to studying A-level maths, further maths, art and physics at Christ College as I'm keen to go on to study architecture at university.

Those with creative talent also did particularly well, with 100% of all entries in Photography graded A* and Art, Drama, Design Technology and ICT producing 100% A*- C grades.

Head of Christ College, Emma Taylor, said: "I am obviously delighted for each of our pupils who worked so hard to achieve their potential at GCSE. I am especially proud that they have done so well in the light of the examination boards’ declaration that top grades in traditionally tough subjects like the sciences would be more difficult to gain this year. Our pupils seem to have taken this as a personal challenge, and far from a decline we have seen some of our best ever results in these subjects."

Below: Christ College pupils Luke Henderson and Nancy Sharp celebrate a great set of GCSE results.Ledbury Reporter:

3:21pm

Lucton School

Over the last four years, Lucton pupils have averaged over a third A* and A grades, which is well above the national average; this year again, it is one third A* and A.

Also, 88 per cent of the students completing their GCSEs achieved five A* to C grades, with 85 per cent of all exams taken awarded A* to C.

Lucton’s Headmistress, Gill Thorne, is delighted by the results. She said: “Being a mixed ability school, we are used to variable results, but any selective school would be proud of these grades. I am particularly pleased with the consistency of our top grades. One aspect of these results which really stands out for me is the strength of Lucton’s performance in the sciences. The top set at Lucton takes the three separate sciences (physics, chemistry and biology) as well as science and additional science. These are subjects that universities value particularly highly and the statistics are quite remarkable. "In chemistry, for instance, they achieved 100 per cent A* to B whilst across the board, the science entries were almost 100% per cent A* to C passes.

"As the top set was fairly large this year, it resulted in 65 per cent of Lucton’s students achieving five science GCSEs. I would imagine that this has to be one of the best sets of science results in the county.”

According to Mrs Thorne, this cohort has again achieved excellent value-added scores. 

Below: Happy birthday! Opening his results on his sixteenth birthday, George Quinn was delighted with his 10 GCSEs, which included five A*s and 2 As. 

Ledbury Reporter:

3:15pm

Malvern St James Girls' School

In a year group of 57 girls, 32 per cent of all grades awarded were A*, 59 per cent were A* to A, with two pupils, Jennifer Robb and Rhiannon Cherry, achieving A* in all of their subjects. 

More than 20 per cent of students gained straight A* and A grades in their GCSEs with 35 per cent accredited A* to A in eight or more subjects.

In mathematics a remarkable 54 per cent of students are celebrating A* grades.  In physics, 79 per cent scored A* to A and 60 per cent of art students achieved A*, including five girls who were awarded top marks. Modern Languages results are equally impressive with 60 per cent of all candidates achieving A* in Spanish with two girls, Jenny Avdoi and Pippy Kwok, receiving full marks in French and German respectively.
Rhiannon Cherry is celebrating 10 A*s. 

She said: “I can’t believe it. I’m amazed. I worked throughout the last two years, and have really reaped the benefits.”
Grace Higgins secured five A* and five A Grades. She said,
“I’m feeling really good.  All the work has really paid off.  I actually cannot wait for MSJ Sixth Form.”

Grace’s father, Garry Higgins said: “We are absolutely thrilled.  Malvern St James has prepared Grace so well, not just academically.  She has really flourished here, MSJ is absolutely first class.”


Headteacher Patricia Woodhouse, said: “There is so much for Malvern St James to be proud of today. Following our spectacular A-Level results last week, today’s achievements are fitting testament to our vibrant, ambitious learning environment and a positive ‘can-do’ culture where every girl exceeds her personal best. We wish these young women ongoing success as they continue into the Malvern St James Sixth Form, where their future is clearly very bright.”

Below: Jennifer Robb and Rhiannon Cherry achieved A* in all of their subjects.

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2:57pm

Some of the top art and science students from Hereford Cathedral School.

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2:54pm

Hereford Cathedral School

Pupils at Hereford Cathedral School have again achieved outstanding GCSE results with nearly a quarter of all candidates achieving A* or A grades in all the subjects that they studied. Five pupils achieved all A* grades:  Piper Fowler-Wright, Lydia Stratford, Gemma Laing, Charlotte Pawley, Thomas Windows were awarded 11 A*s. 

In total over a third of all Hereford Cathedral School results were at the top A* grade, with over 60 per cent of all grades being at A* to A.  Over 80 per cent of all grades achieved were above a B grade.

Despite national predictions that top grades would decrease, especially in the ‘traditionally difficult’ subjects such as the Sciences, GCSE results remain excellent. This was highlighted by 12 of the School’s 20 subjects achieving an increase on last year in their GCSE A* to A rate. Furthermore, in biology and Physics 91 per cent of all grades achieved were awarded at A*/A, and in chemistry this figure was 98 per cent.

Paul Smith, headmaster, said: “These are excellent results and I am delighted for the pupils, the staff and, of course, the pupils’ parents.

“These GCSE results continue the pattern set by our A-Level students last week, and explains why the school is increasingly recognised as one of the leading schools in the country.

“I look forward to welcoming back current and new students to what will be our biggest ever Sixth Form, clearly demonstrating the confidence that students and parents have in the school helping students to achieve outstanding A-Level grades, and securing places at the university of their choice.”

Ledbury Reporter:

(l-r) Thomas Windows, Lydia Stratford, Charlotte Pawley and Gemma Laing celebrate their top results.

2:43pm

John Kyrle High School, Ross-on-Wye

There was much to celebrate at John Kyrle High School this year with 25 per cent of students being awarded five or more A* to A grades and 40 per cent gaining three or more.

The school had 77 per cent of the cohort achieving 5+ A*to C passes, including 57 per cent with English and Maths. The majority of students will be returning to join the school’s Sixth Form in September.

Notable successes, with almost 100 A* to A grades between them, included Glen Baker, Jess Collins, Rosie Cox, Henry Ebbutt, Isobel Godden, Ellen Humby, Dexter Millest, Abigail Orton, Sam Sanger, Steven Smithies and Adam Williams.

Nigel Griffiths, headteacher, said he was particularly pleased with the progress made by the school’s more-able cohort, especially when the number of higher grades awarded had been reduced nationally. He said that John Kyrle continued to enter students for traditional GCSE courses and the school continued to score well above the national average in terms of the English Baccalaureate.

He thanked his staff and governors and said: “In addition to praising our students, I want to pay special credit to their parents and carers for all the support they continue to show their sons and daughters as well as the school. Our positive partnership with families is a cornerstone of our continued success.”

Ledbury Reporter:

1:16pm

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1:12pm

Weobley High School

Over a third of students at Weobley High School achieved the headline English Baccalaureate figure leaping to double the figure of previous years.  This includes a significant increase in those achieving two good science GCSEs, double the number of pupils achieving a humanities GCSE and also double the number gaining a modern language GCSE. GCSE mathematics pupils also maintained their exceptional performance with 74 per cent gaining a high grade pass.

Ninety-one per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C at GCSE and 54 per cent gained five or more GCSEs including English and mathematics. Some notable performances were:
Rachel Murtagh (14 GCSEs all at A*), Jessica Nicholas (16 GCSEs including 13 A*s) and Hannah Williams (14 GCSEs including 11 A*s)

Dean Williams, headteacher, said he was 'delighted' with the positive results for the pupils.

He said: “Once again I find myself thanking the staff who work so hard so that every pupil can achieve his or her potential. There have been some exceptional results today with well over half the pupils gaining 10 or more high-grade GCSE passes.  They should feel very proud of themselves."

12:57pm

Some of Fairfield High School's top performers.

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12:56pm

Fairfield High School, Peterchurch

Fairfield High School has this year seen 88 per cent of students gaining five A* to C  grades including English and maths, and 97 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C.

Headteacher, Sue Gaston, said: "It is a tribute to the hard work of all our students and staff that results have improved for the third successive year. We are utterly delighted with such a fantastic set of GCSE results."

Top performers included Joe Parker – eight A/A*; Ellie Burd, Robin Freeland and Katrina Sutherland all with nine A/A*; Matt James and Jake Robson-Tull 10 A-A*; Seb Martin, Katie Harman and Mozz Garrard all achieved a phenomenal 11 A-A* grades.

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12:51pm

Michael Goodman, the headteacher at Bromyard's Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, added: "Not only did 80 per cent of students achieve at least five A* to C grades including English and maths, 100 per cent attained five or more C grades or above in general. This is another great achiement for Bromyard's high school."

12:46pm

12:42pm

"We did it!" Earl Mortimer College students (l-r) Lydia Jones, Briony Phillips, Meg Bull and Lauren Agostinelli jump for joy at their results.

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12:38pm

Star Hereford Academy student Jayde Brown stands with headteacher John Sheppard.

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12:35pm

The Hereford Academy

The Hereford Academy is celebrating its best ever results. In 2011 students achieved 91 per cent five A* to C grades. The school's year on year increase has risen to 99 per cent five A* to C grades in 2013.

Outstanding students include Jayde Brown who has gained nine A* and A grades at GCSE and a B grade in AS world development. The Academy’s best ever mathematics, science and geography results.

Headteacher John Sheppard, said: "This is again an improvement on last year’s results and my thanks must go to the staff at The Hereford Academy for their commitment to our students.  It is without doubt that our students have put significant effort into gaining these results and I am extremely proud of their achievements. Well done! 

"My final thanks must go to parents and carers for their continued support to The Academy without which, these marks would not have been possible; thank you."

12:28pm

12:27pm

Molly Powis, from Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre in Leominster is thrilled with her 13 GCSEs between A* and A.

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12:17pm

The students at Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls are pleased with their GCSE results.

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12:15pm

Students at Monmouth School proudly show off their GCSE results.

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12:14pm

Schools just over the border of Herefordshire are doing well again this year.

Monmouth School and Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls celebrated their second cohort of iGCSE Science results alongside their usual GCSE results.

The Schools switched to iGCSE in biology, chemistry and physics and history at HMSG, a more rigorous examination equivalent to an old O Level, to ensure that all their students were stretched and better able to face the challenges of A- Levels and university.

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls achieved a 97.5 per cent pass rate at A* to C grade and Monmouth School achieved a 94.9 per cent pass rate.

HMSG achieved their best ever A*/A grades with a record number of A*s at 46.9 per cent and 75.91 per cent receiving A*/A.

Twenty-seven girls - 37 per cent of the cohort - achieved A*/A in every subject.  Monmouth School recorded 58.4 per cent A*/A grades, well above the national average of 21.3 per cent.

Poppy Thompson who this summer has cycled 760 miles from Bristol to Berne, raising over £15,000, plays Lacrosse for Wales and Wales Hub Netball achieved 9 A*s, 2 As and distinction in additional maths. Lizzie Rhodes, The Times Junior SuDoku Champion 2011 and 2012, achieved 12 A*s and a Distinction in additional maths. GB Rower, Emma Richardson achieved  four A*s, 5 As and one B. Rhiannon Symonds achieved five A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs whilst competing in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.

22 boys achieved all A*/A grades. Alex Buhaenko who recently represented Monmouth School in the Welsh Junior Men’s Team at the Home International Regatta in Nottingham achieved  seven A*s, two As and one B. Oliver Stokes, Welsh Champion in Medium Dressage 2012, achieved three A*s, three As and four Bs.

Helen Davy, headmistress of HMSG, said: "These are record A*/A results and are a reflection of the girls’ talents and commitment under the guidance of their dedicated teachers. I feel confident that HMSG girls will continue to develop into well-rounded, confident individuals who will make their mark in life in the Sixth Form and beyond.”

Dr Steven Connors, headmaster of Monmouth School, said: “These results are tremendous and show that the boys have performed well across the board.  They should be very proud of all that they have achieved, and I would also like to thank the teachers for their support, encouragement and unwavering commitment. "

12:06pm

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12:04pm

Students celebrate a set of great results at Queen Elizabeth Humanities College in Bromyard.

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12:01pm

11:54am

Briony Phillips, a student at Earl Mortimer College, gained six Cs, two BTec passes, two distinctions and a D in her exams today.

She said: "I did better than I expected, and I want to say thank you to all the teachers that pushed me and believed in me."

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11:23am

Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre, Leominster

Results have continued to rise at the college and sixth form centre.

Every one of the second cohort of students to sit their GCSEs at the newly built college achieved five or more GCSEs between A to G - the best ever recorded figure.

Ninety-two per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs between A* to C and 45 per cent earned at least one A*, also a new record.

Forty-nine per cent of students achived five or more GCSEs between A* to C including English and maths.

Principal Adrian Long said: "We are proud that our students have excelled themselves. Results continue to rise year-on-year, further confirming that the work of our students and staff is superb."

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11:07am

So how has everyone done so far? 

Are you pleased with your results? Are there many proud parents out there? 

Let us know what you're doing to celebrate!

11:03am

11:02am

St Mary’s RC High School, Lugwardine

This year's Year 11s have produced the highest percentage of five A* to C grades, including English and maths, since these subjects were counted. The provisional result is 72.6 per cent.

Headteacher Clive Lambert congratulated the 'girls for exceeding 80 per cent'.

Thirty-six per cent of the GCSE grades awarded were A or A*. 

Thirteen students managed to achieve all A or A* grades for their GCSE and a significant number of students with additional needs achieved five or more higher passes.

Mr Lambert added: "I would like to warmly congratulate year 11 for their excellent results, their persistence and conscientious attitude to their work. Furthermore as a year group they made an excellent contribution to the life of the school in many different ways and we are very pleased and proud of them.

"Finally I would like to thank the parents for their considerable support of the school and their children’s learning and the staff of St Mary’s for all the work and additional hours they put in on behalf of the children under their care."

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John Masefield High School, Ledbury

John Masefield High School have today seen their highest ever GCSE results with 94 per cent of students achieving five A* to C grades.

This includes 68 per cent of students achieving both five A* to C grades in English and maths. 

A quarter of all grades achieved were A* or A grades, and nearly half were grade B or higher. 

Outstanding results were obtained in History and English literature with 40 per cent of students gaining A* or A grades and in Spanish all ten students achieved A* or A grades. 

Headteacher Andrew Evans, said: "These well-deserved results are the product of an excellent work ethic from students, strong support from parents and dedicated teaching and support provided by staff.

"Although the school is over-subscribed for September 2013, we are planning for our 2014 intake and welcome parents to attend our open evening on Thursday October 3 this year."

10:23am

John Beddoes School in Presteigne

Staff and pupils at John Beddoes are celebrating the improvement on last year’s Level 2 results.

A 100 per cent GCSE pass rate has been achieved by the school's Year 11 students with 82 per cent of students achieving the level 2 threshold (five A* to C grades or equivalent). This is a significant achievement when compared with last year’s results and represents a 55 per cent improvement on pupil performance at level 2.

The extended curriculum on offer has again proven a successful choice for students wishing to combine a range of Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate courses with their GCSE studies. A 100 per cent pass rate was achieved in these courses which included subjects such as engineering, hair and beauty and motor vehicle technology.

Mrs J Pryce, acting headteacher, would like to congratulate all John Beddoes students on their results.

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9:53am

Queen Elizabeth Humanities College, Bromyard

Headteacher Michael Goodman said he is 'immensely proud' of his staff and students after 'another fantastic' year for the school.

Results announced today show that over 80 per cent of students gained five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

English Results at grades C and above were 88 per cent with 25 per cent gaining A or A* which is well above the national average. In maths there was a similar story with 80 per cent at C or above with a good proportion achieving A or A*.
 

Dr Goodman added: "Our year on year achievement is testament to the hard work and commitment shown by our students. This year’s Year 11 have set the bar high but we have every confidence that next year’s results will follow the pattern we have established of continuous success.”
 

9:44am

Lady Hawkins' School and Sixth Form Centre in Kington.

It has been a year of record results for students in Lady Hawkins' School in Kington.

These include 80 per cent of all grades coming in at A* to C, with English literature results at 98 per cent A* to C and mathematics at 76 per cent A* to C.

At the school 100 per cent of students left with GCSE A* to G qualifications, with 80 per cent gaining eight or more A* to C GCSE grades.

Due to the diverse nature of Key Stage 4 courses offered at the school not all the results are confirmed to date, so these figures could well go up.

Gary House, headteacher, said: "We aim to provide sustained high-quality education for our students. Students, staff and parents have much to celebrate in this set of results.

“The inclusive nature of the school is reflected in results ranging from high flyers gaining as many as 15 A* to C grades including English and Mathematics.

“All of this reflects high standards of learning and teaching, this results set is due reward for the hard work and dedication of staff, students and their families.

“Our vision for Lady Hawkins’ has always been that of a true Community School where all the children of our community are happy, valued and fulfil their potential. We have high expectations of our students and rely on parents to support us in our quest for ever higher standards. The good examination results the school achieves are through the partnership approach we adopt with parents, teachers and students.

“Linked with our very successful Department for Education review in which the school was confirmed as having a secure vision and shared values, excellent behaviour and a positive working attitudes among students these results show that the school community is working together to raise achievement and build a strong foundation of success for life-long learning. This has come about through the hard work and partnership of students, staff, parents and governors.

“I want to say ‘well done’ to all concerned.”

9:14am

THE nervous wait is almost over for students around Herefordshire, who will be picking up their GCSE results in the next hour or so.

While many will be thrilled and planning the next step in their lives - whether that means college, an apprenticeship, or going straight in to a job - others won't be as pleased.

But don't panic - these grades are not the be all and end all and there are plenty of options for those who didn't quite get what they were expecting.

If you don't get the grades requested by the sixth form or college of your choice, approach them and see if they are prepared to be flexible. Or if they aren't, approach other schools or colleges.

You can re-sit exams, or if you think your paper was unfairly marked, you can request a re-mark through your school.
Also, there are endless other possibilities - you could study something alternative to A-levels, such as a BTec qualification, try for an apprenticeship or go straight in to work.

For more advice, call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000, open from 0900 to 1900 on results day, from 0900 to 1700 on Friday and 0900 to 1200 on Saturday.

Good luck!

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12:50pm Thu 22 Aug 13

Moreteavicar? says...

I hope the HT finally gets up to speed with what they should be reporting on - the national benchmark is five A-C including English and Maths. Lets see a results table in the HT based on this .......
I hope the HT finally gets up to speed with what they should be reporting on - the national benchmark is five A-C including English and Maths. Lets see a results table in the HT based on this ....... Moreteavicar?
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