GCSE results: Shipley, Sandiacre and Stapleford

Students celebrate great GCSE results at Michael House.
Students celebrate great GCSE results at Michael House.

Schools in Shipley, Sandiacre and Stapleford schools have all improved on last year’s results.

Nationally, it has been the first year in the history of GCSEs that grades have dropped.

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Grades at Michael House School in Shipley have dramatically shot up with 81.8 per cent scoring five A* to C grades.

Last year it achieved 67 per cent meaning a big rise of 14 per cent.

In a joint statement from staff: “GCSE pupils have once again achieved a very high pass rate across the board. Congratulations to all our pupils.”

As with last week’s A-level results George Spencer Academy was the best performing school in the area with an impressive 100 per cent of students getting five A* to C grades. Every pupil also achieved eight A* to G grades.

Principal Susan Jowett said: “I am immensely proud of all of our students who have contributed to these great results. Each one pushed themselves to achieve their own personal best.”

Students Michael Davies, Emma Moore, Matthew Shaw and Connie Tse each achieved 10 out of 10 A* grades.

Sandiacre’s Friesland School celebrated its highest ever results too with 84 per cent achieving five A* to Cs – up one per cent on last year. The key five A* to C grades, including maths and English, was also up to 67 per cent, up seven per cent.

Peter Monk, headteacher, said: “Once again we are delighted with these results, which are a testament to the fantastic efforts of students and staff alike.”

Results are still to come in from Heanor Gate school.