Best Ever GCSE Results For Some Weston-super-Mare Schools
By vickifitz | Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 12:09
SCHOOLS across Weston-super-Mare are celebrating after receiving their GCSE exam results today.
Many headteachers are celebrating after achieving record results with some getting their best ever top grades.
Wyvern Community School was among those to get its best ever results with 55 per cent of pupils gaining grades A-C, which is a five per cent increase on last year's results.
Priory School in Worle achieved 79.4 per cent A-C pass grades compared to 68 per cent in 2009 meaning the school is up 11.4 per cent.
Those students getting five grades A-C, including English and maths, is 54 per cent, compared to the 45 per cent in 2009.
Top girl at Priory was Jennifer Payne with 10 A*/A grades and top boy was Luke Clark with 11 grades at A*/A.
Headteacher Neville Coles said: "We are really pleased
"After an outstanding Ofsted report in July this is a wonderful outcome reflecting the hard work of the students and the entire staff.
"We thank our parents, governors, trust partners and primary schools for all their magnificent support.
"These unvalidated results and historically with appeals we will add at least one per cent.
"We therefore expect to be able to send to the Department for education a final figure of 80 per cent.
"In 2004 this figure was a mere 42 per cent.
"Priory has almost doubled its exam outcomes in recent times.
"The number of top grades at A and A* grades is at record highs.
"We think that there cannot be many schools in the country that have made such a leap in recent times.
"We aim to do even better next year - well done to all our magnificent students."
Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College achieved 64 per cent at grade A*-C this year - up from 57 per cent in 2009.
Headteacher Shelagh Pritchard, who took over from Linda Heaven-Woolley in September, said: "The results are fantastic and a real icing on the cake for my first year here."
Churchill Community Foundation School achieved its best ever GCSE results matching the A-level results of last week.
The school set targets – aiming to get over 80 per cent 5+ A*-C and as close to 70 per cent 5+ A*-C with English & Maths as possible.
The results were extremely pleasing – 81% 5+ A*-C and 67% 5+ A*-C with English & Maths – the latter up over 10 per cent on last year.
This year’s top GCSE performers have certainly achieved spectacularly.
James Rudge gained all his 11 grades at A*, Wesley Cox all but a half GCSE at A* (11A*, ½ A) and Abbie Tivey an impressive 7½ A* with 4½A.
Headteacher, Dr Barry Wratten, said he was absolutely delighted.
He said: "These are the best results the school has ever achieved at GCSE – moving onward and upward from last year’s ‘best ever’!
"I am immensely proud of our Year 11 students and their teachers.
"The students have been such a lively and talented group of young people – many involved in sport, performing arts, Duke of Edinburgh, mentoring and so much more – and they deserve this success because they believed in themselves and worked hard with their teachers.
"The staff here have worked with great skill, energy and patience, teasing the best out of these youngsters.
"All have been brilliantly supported by the students’ parents and I thank them for this.
"The whole Churchill School community should be very pleased indeed with these results."
Other Churchill students also had big hauls of A grades - Hayley Barker (4A*, 7½A); Christopher Beach (4½A*, 5A, 1B; Peter Bruce (4A*, 5½A, 1B); and Tim Walsh (4A*, 7½A).