Thousands of pupils across Peterborough will be opening their GCSE results today (Thursday).
Peterborough school teachers, parents and youngsters are keeping their fingers crossed that they get the results they want, school by school results:
Arthur Mellows Village College
Last year: 93 per cent A* to C grades.
This year: 95 per cent A* to C grades.
A record breaking 75 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades, including English and Maths.
Head teacher Mike Sandeman said: “We’re delighted to have broken records again and achieved our highest ever set of results.
“A number of students achieved multiple A* grades. I am extremely proud of all our pupils.”
Last year: 87 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 87 per cent, five A*-C
The school is again celebrating after matching last year’s results, only one per cent off its best ever.
And an impressive 68 per cent got five GCSEs, including English and maths.
Headteacher Helen Price said: “We are pleased with the GCSE results for this particularly diligent year group. Staff and students put in hours of preparation before the examinations, including attending many after school revision sessions.”
Jack Hunt School
Last year: 73 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 90 per cent, five A*-C
The school celebrated a huge leap in its overall grades, although saw a dip in the number achieving the Government’s gold standard.
Of the all the pupils which sat their exams, 46 per cent got five or more A*-C including maths and English, down slightly from 50 per cent last year.
Pamela Kilbey, Headteacher said: “We are delighted with the individual achievements of our students. We are very proud of them. They have worked extremely hard to achieve the results they have, which overall, have contributed to an improving trend for the school.”
The King’s School
Last year: 94 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 98 per cent, five A*-C
The school is just one per cent off its all time record of 99 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades.
And 92 per cent of youngsters got five or more at A*-C including English and maths, which is also an improvement from 89 per cent last year.
Headteacher Gary Longman said: “We are absolutely delighted with these results, only one per cent off our all time record.”
Ken Stimpson Community School
Last year: 86 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 82 per cent, five A*-C
The school is celebrating its strong performance and was keen to point out it had a large number of pupils join towards the end of their compulsory schooling.
The principal, Richard Lord, said the late influx undermined the results, adding that he maintains teachers need at least three years with their pupils.
But 52 per cent of pupils still got five A*-C, inclulding English and maths, beating the Government target.
But he said: “These examination results are great news for everybody involved with our school, the Werrington community and the city as a whole.
“Every one of these results reflects the hard work and talent of the students and staff at Ken Stimpson Community School.”
Nene Park Academy
Last year (as Orton Longueville School): 85 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 90 per cent, five A*-C
This is a record year for the school and its first as an academy.
It saw 49 per cent achieve five grades at C or above including English and maths, a seven per cent rise on 2011.
Principal Mark Woods, who was named the PT’s Headteacher of the Year 2012, said: “These excellent year-on-year improvements are a reflection of the fantastic efforts of the students and staff in individual subjects such as mathematics where results have increased by 28 per cent in the last two years to an excellent 65 per cent achieving grade C or above.”
Ormiston Bushfield Academy
Last year: 91.4 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 93 per cent
The school received its best ever GCSE results with 93 per cent of students achieving five GCSEs at A* to C grades, and over 50 per cent of students achieving five GCSEs at A* to C grades including English and maths.
Eric Winstone, principal of the academy, spoke highly of the students’ success.
He said: “Once again, staff and students are celebrating another set of exam results, with over 50 per cent of students achieving five GCSEs at A* to C, including English and maths.
“We’re particularly pleased that 67 per cent of our students gained A* to C grades in maths. sport and performing arts, our specialist subjects, once again both had a 100% return, with all students gaining C grades or better.”
The Peterborough School
Last year: 100 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 100 per cent. five A*-C
It was another outstanding set of results for the independent school with 49.4 per cent at the top level of A* or A.
All of the students, except two overseas candidates who just missed out on their English, gained five at A* to C, including English and maths, giving a total percentage of 88.2 per cent.
Headmaster, Adrian Meadows, said: “Our small year group has done very well and I am delighted to see so many top grades amongst the results.
“All of the students achieving the benchmark minimum is extremely pleasing and I congratulate everyone”.
St John Fisher Catholic High School
Last year: 39 per cent, five A*-C including English and maths
This year: 33 per cent, five A*-C including English and maths
The school has seen a drop in results compared with last year, which headteacher Sean Hayes said had been expected.
He also said that concerns raised nationally about a drop in English results are mirrored at St John Fisher.
But he added: “Congratulations to the students on their results. I know that they have worked hard to achieve these and believe that most have the grades they need for their planned destination.”
Last year (as Stanground College): 86 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 92.3 per cent, five A*-C
This is the first year the academy has been run by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, although it only took over in April.
It matched last year’s results for the Government’s benchmark with 40 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A*-C including English and maths.
Thomas Deacon Academy
Last year: 92 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 92 per cent, five A*-C
The school is celebrating another excellent year, matching last year’s results, but staff are angry at the marking of the English exams.
All the papers have been referred back to the examining board, AQA, and until the situation is resolved Thomas Deacon Academy will not be releasing its English results.
Last year: 58 per cent, five A*-C
This year: 81 per cent, five A*-C
The Voyager Academy has continued to improve jumping 15 per cent in two years for five A*-C passes including English and maths but still missed the Government target.
The academy, based in Walton, got 39 per cent receiving 5 A* to C passes including English and maths this year. The target is 40 per cent.
But this represents a rise of seven per cent on last year and a huge 15 per cent rise on 2010.
Principal Dr. Yvonne Birch said: “The positive upward trend across our results at GCSE and our outstanding A-Level results place us in a very strong position for the future. This is one of the fastest rates of continued improvement in the city and we expect to build even further on its success.”