GCSE 2009: results from schools across Greater Peterborough

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St John Fisher School PUPILS and staff at St John Fisher Catholic High School have something to celebrate after recording some of their best ever GCSE results.

St John Fisher School

PUPILS and staff at St John Fisher Catholic High School have something to celebrate after recording some of their best ever GCSE results.A total of 49 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades – a new school record – an increase of 33 per cent from last year.

Another school record saw 88 per cent of pupils achieve five or more passes.

The school's top performers included Connor O'Sullivan who bagged five A* grades, five A grades and one B grade.

Charlotte Whitwood also achieved four A* grades and six A grades.

Headteacher Sean Hayes said: "Not only have we met our challenging targets, but we have achieved some of the best GCSE results ever."

Peterborough High School

YEAR 11 pupils at Peterborough High School gained some of the highest number of A* and A grades on record.

More than 56 per cent of pupils achieved A* and A grades, while 81 per cent achieved A* to B grades.

Star performers included Katie Avison, who gained 9.5 A* grades and two A grades.

Natasha Harris is also delighted with her 12.5 GCSEs including 5.5 A*s, six As and one B.

Headmaster Adrian Meadows said: "This is another excellent set of results and just rewards for the girls' hard work. The younger girls have also done brilliantly gaining very good grades in subjects such as Latin and dance which they take on fast-track or twilight courses."

See also: City schools back on track with best ever set of GCSE results.

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Sawtry Community College

THERE were smiles all round as 75 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades.

A total of 58 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades including maths and English and 43 per cent of all entries achieved a grade B or higher with one in five bagging an A or A* grade.

Eighteen pupils also acheived at least seven GCSEs at grade A* or A.

Deputy principal Nigel Smith said: "Overall, the results this year are pleasing.

"Some subjects achieved incredibly high pass rates at both A* to C and A* to A levels. These included mathematics (with an 80 per cent pass rate), art, PE, textiles, ICT and child development.

"Our headline figures have been affected, however, by a disappointing and unexpected set of results in one subject. These results are somewhat different to those predicted and to the results achieved by the same students in other subjects. This is currently being investigated with the examination board concerned.

"We would like to congratulate the students on their results and we look forward to welcoming many of them back to begin post 16 courses next week."

Peterborough College of Adult Education

STUDENTS at Peterborough College of Adult Education are celebrating their 100 per cent success rate in this year's exams.

They have been praised for studying hard for their maths and English GCSEs while juggling work, home and, in many cases,

families.

Principal David Roxburgh said: "We are proud of the achievements of our GCSE students. It can be more challenging for mature students to study, as many of them are now parents and hold down challenging jobs.

"They have all been successful, and many of them are going on for further qualifications now they have had the taste for success."

Sir Harry Smith

RESULTS at Sir Harry Smith Community College "reflect the hard work and dedication of both the pupils and the teachers".

Overall, 69 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades and 58 per cent bagged five A* to C grades, including maths and English.

Outstanding individual results were achieved by Hollie Banks who got three A* grades and nine A grades and Jacob Masters who achieved five A* grades,

four A grades and one B grade.

Principal Jonathan Digby said: "Many other students exceeded their potential and should be very proud of their efforts. I would like to congratulate all the students on their achievements this year."

Prince William School

PUPILS achieved the highest results in the history of Prince William School.

A record 76 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C passes, and 70 per cent got five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

There were outstanding performances by 12 pupils whose grades were all either A* or A.

Within the specialist language college, all 24 early entries for GCSE French in Year 10 gained A* or A grades.

Headteacher Malcolm England said: "Every single key indicator of attainment has risen. We are particularly proud of the increase in the average points score which takes account of the achievements by pupils."

Oundle School

A STAGGERING 16 pupils achieved straight A* grades at Oundle School.

Other excellent results included 111 out of 136 history students bagging an A* grade in the subject.

Overall, the school performed better than ever before, with 84.6 per cent of pupils being awarded A* and A grades.

The proportion of A* grades was at 49.7 per cent – higher than ever before – and for the fifth year in a row the proportion of A* grades was higher than A grades.

A further 93 pupils achieved five or more A* grades.

Director of studies Martin Collier said: "These results represent a tremendous achievement across a wide range of subjects."

The Voyager School

VOYAGER school pupils are making steady progress, with the number of A* to C grades up five per cent to 35 per cent.

The number of pupils achieving one A* to G grade was also up three per cent to 99 per cent, and those bagging five A* to G grades is up 11 per cent to 94 per cent from last year.

Headteacher Hugh Howe said: "There were some small increases in the number of pupils gaining English and maths GCSE and a total of 51 pupils who gained eight to 10 GCSEs grades A* to C.

"Overall, we are pleased that we are making some progress but there is still more work to do."

Wisbech Grammar

A TOP-CLASS set of GCSE results was achieved by pupils at Wisbech Grammar School, with all 24 textiles candidates securing A* and A grades.

More than half (56 per cent) of the GCSEs taken by pupils were graded A* or A, and 18 pupils gained one of the top two grades in all their subjects.

Half of the year group achieved five or more passes at A* and A, while the overall pass rate at A* to C was 96 per cent.

Headmaster Nicholas Hammond said: "This is an absolutely excellent set of results, and the pupils should all feel very proud of what they have achieved.

"These first-class results are due the partnership of pupils and teachers."

Orton Longueville School

RESULTS were slightly down at Orton Longueville but work is in hand to prepare for next year.

The number of pupils who achieved five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, was at 33 per cent while 45 per cent bagged five or more A* to C grades.

Outstanding pupils included Nichola Stephens, who got 10 A*s and an A grade, and Nicola Beadle, who achieved eight A and two B grades.

Headteacher John Catton said: "The results are pretty much what we expected from the year group. The results are down by about four per cent on last year.

"It is not where we would like to be, but we will continue to build on the results."Bushfield

MORE successes were celebrated at Bushfield, with the pass rate up from last year.

The number of pupils getting five A* to C grades was up by 14 per cent, with the overall pass rate standing at 94 per cent.

Principal Eric Winstone said: "We are delighted with the results. It means that more young people will be able to go to sixth form, raising the aspirations of our pupils in our community."

Peterborough Regional College

A WHOPPING 90 per cent of pupils passed their GCSEs with flying colours at Peterborough Regional College.

The figure was up 10 per cent from last year.

Principal Don Lawson said: "These results should be celebrated and I would like to thank both pupils and staff for all their hard work in achieving such impressive grades.

"Pupils across Peterborough will have received their results and for some panic might be setting in. I want to assure them that whatever the grades, good or not quite what they expected, we can help.

"We provide a large range of courses for all academic levels. We are holding a results and advice day this Friday, from 10am to 4pm ."

Jack Hunt School

Jack Hunt School is celebrating some good examination results this year.

Notable successes included Joanna Capela, who achieved 13 GCSES with 11 A*s and two As, Helen King with nine A*s and an A, Karl Hyndman with eight A* grades and three As and Tom Chung with six A*s, five As and one B.

Headteacher Roy Duncan said: "This is a good set of results for the school, which reflects the hard work of the students and staff together with the support given by parents."

Neale-Wade Community College

CELEBRATIONS are underway at Neale-Wade Community College with results showing continued improvements.

A record 70 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C passes, while 46 per cent gained five A* to C passes including English and maths.

A number of pupils produced outstanding results including Sarah Bannister who bagged six A* grades, four A grades and one B grade.

Rachel Roe got five A* grades, three As and two Bs while Biancarosa Cheung secured three A*s, eight As and one B.

Principal Tim Hitch said: "I am delighted that the pupils' ability, enthusiasm and hard work have been rewarded."

Abbey College Ramsey

THE percentage of pupils achieving five A* to C grades at Abbey College has leapt to 64 per cent – a new record high.

The figure was up nine per cent from 2008 and 13 per cent from 2007.

Almost half of pupils also secured five A* to C grades, including English and maths, 96 per cent achieved five A* to G grades, and 23 per cent gained 10 or more GCSEs at C or above.

Headteacher Wayne Birks said: "These results have set a new milestone for the college and I'm delighted with the rapid improvements we have seen. Pupils and staff have worked very hard."

The Deepings School

IT was a record year for pupils and staff at the Deepings School.

A fabulous 62 per cent of pupils bagged five A* to C grades including English and maths, which is up from 50 per cent last year.

And a further 80 per cent secured five or more A* to C grades.

There were some stunning individual performances, with seven pupils achieving 11 or more A* and A grades.

Assistant headteacher Mark Presneill said: "The results mean we will have record numbers of pupils joining our sixth form later this year, which is fantastic."

Arthur Mellows Village College

YEAR 11 pupils at Arthur Mellows excelled themselves once again, achieving record GCSE results.

An impressive 90 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C grades, with 25 per cent of the grades achieved at A* or A.

Head at the college Mike Sandeman said: "These results are the best ever achieved at the college and reflect the outstanding commitment of our pupils and the dedication of all our staff.

"The college continues to build upon its reputation for excellence, with 100 per cent of pupils gaining GCSE success."

Hampton College

IT was good news all the way for Hampton College's first set of GCSE pupils, who excelled in their exams.

Seventy-six per cent of pupils gained five A* to C grades, and 58 per cent gained five A* to C grades, including maths and English.

John Forman has reason to celebrate today after working hard to secure straight A*s in all of his subjects.

Headteacher Peter Haines said: "These results have set us up really well for the years to come.

"We look forward to building on our success next year."

Ken Stimpson

MORE than half the pupils secured an English qualification at Ken Stimpson Community School in this year's GCSEs.

A total of 44 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades including maths and English while 53 per cent got five A* to C grades.

Other achievements include 54 per cent of pupils gaining qualifications in English, and 61 per cent in maths.

Vice-principal Amir Walji said: "We are very pleased that a lot of pupils achieved their potential and will be starting sixth form with us next month."

Thomas Deacon Academy

THERE were celebrations at the Thomas Deacon Academy with 85 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, an increase of five per cent on last year.

The number of pupils who achieved five or more A* to C grades including maths and English was 37 per cent, an increase of eight per cent on last year.

Director of sixth form Louise Moir said: "We are really pleased with the results, especially as the pupils were one of the two transition year groups that moved to the academy.

"We hope to keep improving on our English and maths results in the coming years."

Stamford Endowed

THERE were cheers all round at the King's School with all pupils passing their GCSEs.

A whopping 90 per cent of pupils achieved grade C or above, 95 per cent achieved five or more A* to C grades and 85 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

Nusa Bartol-Bibb and Ben Guest were singled out for achieving 11 A*s while a further 29 pupils bagged 10 A* and As.

Headteacher Gary Longman said: "These are an excellent set of results and the youngsters have so much to celebrate. They are a fitting reward for their hard work and that of The King's School staff as well as the support shown by parents."

Stanground College

TEENAGERS were jumping for joy at Stanground College as results showed further GCSE success this year.

Around 65 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C Grades, an increase of eight per cent, and 35 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades including maths and English.

See also: City schools back on track with best ever set of GCSE results.

GCSE 2009: Meet some of our am-A-zing pupils

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