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Students enjoy GCSE success while schools buck the trend
7:00am Saturday 7th September 2013 in News
IT has been another good year for GCSE students at Saint Michael’s College, near Tenbury.
Despite many students still learning English while adjusting to a new culture, there was an overall pass rate of 72 per cent and Alevel results saw a pass rate of 96 per cent.
A statement from the college referring to the A-level results said: “We are always impressed that non-native speakers can excel in English language examinations after only two or three years of studying with us.”
Of the 96 per cent pass rate, 50 per cent of all Alevel passes were between A* and B, and 25 per cent of those taken were graded A* or A.
At Bedstone College, seven out of 10 pupils achieved at least five A* to C g rades including English and mathematics.
Particularly strong performances came from Carol Chen who achieved nine A*/A g rades; Jessica Roberts who achieved eight A*/A grades; and George Aylen from Ludlow and Eleanor Bevan from Montgomery, who both achieved seven A*/A g rades.
Jessica, from Craven Arms, has been awarded an academic scholarship; while rugby player George, who represents the North Midlands at u16s, gained a sports scholarship.
Both will pursue their sixth form studies at Bedstone.
“This just goes to show that Bedstone’s young students can excel not just in the classroom but also on the playing field – and often both,” said headmaster David Gajadharsingh.
Emily Kindermann achieved an A* grade in her GCSE German with a score of 299/300 at the age of just 14-years-old.
“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,” said Mr Gajadharsingh.
Wigmore students joined several other county schools in bucking the national trend with their GCSE results this year.
A total of 93 per cent of pupils gained at least five A* to C grades at the high school.
Head teacher Andrew Shaw said: “Most importantly the pupils have got the qualifications they need to go on to their next steps.”
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