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Published: 00:00, 21 August 2014 |
Updated: 14:26, 21 August 2014
Thousands of pupils discovered their long-awaited GCSE results today. Here's a round-up of reactions from schools across Maidstone.
There was big cause for celebration at Oakwood Park Grammar School, which welcomed a 100% pass rate.
Of its 138 pupils 99% achieved at least five A* to C grades and 39 per cent achieved five or more A*s and As.
Robert said: “I am ecstatic. I thought I would do well but I wasn’t expecting this. I’m really pleased.”
Invicta Grammar School, in Huntsman Lane, celebrated a total of 1,130 A* and A grades across the board.
Out of cohort of 166 pupils, 100% received A* to Cs with 55% marked as the top two marks.
Other pupils who celebrated a clean sweep of top marks included Catherine Lincoln, Farhart Tasmin, Sophie Chase all achieved 12 A*s and As, while Sophie Aujard, Laura Hooker and Harriet Turner gained 11.
At Swadelands School, in Ham Lane, Lenham, 94% of pupils achieved at least five GCSEs.
Dasara Hadri achieved six A* and five A grades, Deon Nzou who gained two A*s and eight As, Merena Subba welcomed two A* and six A marks, and Tasnim Oladejo celebrated five A grades.
More youngsters than ever before achieved the English Baccalaureate.
More than 99% of pupils at Maidstone Grammar School, in Barton Road, achieved five or more A* to C grades, including mathematics and English, with 50% of all entries graded at A* or A, which is 2% up on last year.
Students at Valley Park School celebrated a record breaking set of GCSE results, with 65% of student achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths.
In total 60 student achieving at least 5A* to A grades.
Jack Bisson, 16, from Bearsted,who got two distinctions in BTECs in sport and engineering, a merit in ICT and five Cs and an E said: “I got the grades I expected and now I hope to carry on sports and engineering at sixth form. I’m happy with how well I did.”
All of the 178 students which sat exams at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls passed their GCSEs, with 99% achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.
Melissa, 16, from West Malling said:“I wasn’t expecting those results at all. I couldn’t believe it. My parents are really pleased. It’s my dad’s birthday today so there’s even more reason to celebrate.”
For the third year running the St Augustine Academy in Oakwood Park celebrated an increase in the number of five A* to C grades.
Daniel Hake was delighted with his grades, he scooped three distinction stars in Art, business and IT.
He said: “I am really, really happy. I couldn’t sleep at all last night I was really nervous. I put in the work, I put in the effort and I’ve come out strong.”
Half of the pupils who sat GCSEs at Cornwallis Academy in Hubbards Lane, Linton, gained five A* to C grades, including English and mathematics.
Principal, David Simons, said: “We are delighted to have achieved our best ever English results this year at 76% and more students than ever achieving the top grades across all subjects."
New Line Learning Academy, in Boughton Lane, Loose, has celebrated its first ever A*s in mathematics since it opened in 2010.
Principal, David Elliott said: "We look forward to welcoming back many of the students as they stay continue their learning journey into the ?Sixth Form."
Sutton Valence School, in North Street, achieved a 100% pass rate with 90% of the 84 pupils achieving five or more A* to C, including English and mathematics.
At St Simon Stock Catholic School, in Oakwood Park, 186 pupils sat the exams - the school’s largest year to date - with 87% gaining at least five GCSEs, including English and Maths.
Jack Barnes achieved eight A*s and one A, while classmates Amy Dowd, Anureena D’Costs, Holly Davey welcomed scored six A*s each.
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