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Celebrations as William Brookes School students achieve outstanding GCSE results

(Posted on 24/08/17)

Celebrations as William Brookes School students achieve  outstanding GCSE results

Students and staff at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock are today celebrating the school’s best-ever GCSE results. 76% of the 153 students at the 11-18 comprehensive school have secured 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths, the two subjects graded on the new numbers system for the first time this year.

90% of students gained a grade 4 or better in English (old C grade) with 80% gaining a grade 5 or better (high C+). Results in Maths were also excellent with 80% gaining a good pass (grade 4 or better) and 62% gaining a strong pass (grade 5 or better). In addition, a best ever 37% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate, the government’s school performance measure of academic subjects, and 99% secured 5 GCSE passes.

20% of all grades at the school were at A or A* and 54% at A*-B. Ten individual students - Brad Jones, Mika Day-Gough, Freddie Ross, Lily Hayward, Emelia Stonebanks, Simon Singh-Moore, Cameron Mackie, Maisie Thornton, Sam Brown and Sharla Harvey - achieved 8 or more A/A*, accumulating 57 A* and 35 A grades between them.

Geoff Renwick, Head of William Brookes School, praised students and teaching staff on their achievements:

“This is an excellent set of GCSE results, and all those who worked so hard to achieve their personal and academic goals should be very proud of their success. Over 78% of our students secured a good pass, a grade 4 (old C grade) in both English and Maths with nearly 60% gaining the new strong pass, a grade 5, in both subjects, which is fantastic at this time of new and more challenging syllabi. I’d also like to congratulate our teaching staff for their expert and supportive teaching. We are already looking forward to welcoming many students back to William Brookes School to start their A Level studies in just a couple of weeks’ time, when they will be joined by students from schools across the county.”

Chair of Governors, Catherine Connery added:

“We are delighted with such a positive set of GCSE results, which are a credit to both our students and staff, and confirm our place amongst the county’s top comprehensive schools.”