Students from The George Eliot School in Nuneaton are celebrating as an improvement in the school’s GCSE exam results is revealed.
Overall, the school recorded a 10 per cent increase in the proportion of students achieving results at Grade 4 and above. Seventy-three per cent achieved Grade 4 or above in English, an improvement of 12%, and maths grades increased by the same proportion to 67%.
In addition, the proportion of students achieving above Grade 4 or better in two science subjects has improved by 14% to 62%.
More than half of GCSE students overall achieved five GCSEs at above Grade 4, enabling them to progress into further education to study A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications.
A number of students achieved the highest possible grade of 9, as the new grading system for GCSEs (from 9 - 1) is rolled out across all subjects.
Leon Bass achieved the top Grade 9 result in five subjects. He was particularly grateful to his science tutors for their help and really appreciated the fact that the school offered further maths as an additional qualification.
Scott Wilson achieved Grade 9 in two subjects, and two more at Grades 8 and 7 respectively. He said, “I am very happy with my results. Miss Zakary has been a constant support, encouraging us all the way.”
Kelsey Hall achieved three subjects at Grade 8 and four at Grade 7. She said, “I am really pleased with how well I did. Thank you to my teachers for all their support, we worked hard together.”
Other star students included Mia Culmer who achieved results at Grade 9 in two subjects, and three at both Grade 8 and Grade 7. Maia Westwick also achieved two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and three subjects at Grade 7.
Homeira Zakary, Principal at The George Eliot School, said, “The school is on an exciting journey and I am pleased that this year's results reflect the hard work and commitment of my dedicated staff and leadership team. Our pupils have done themselves proud.
“We are delighted with this significant improvement in our GCSE results against a background of continuing changes to the grading system and a more challenging national environment.
“Achieving well at GCSE, especially in the core subjects of maths and English, is so important to students’ future progress. Our teachers have set high expectations of all our students and they are consistently supported to achieve the best possible grades.
“Many congratulations to our students who have received their results today, we wish them the best of luck for their futures.”