Results from elsewhere on the Advertiser patch.
George Spencer Academy in Stapleford celebrated yet another bumper crop of GCSE results with an impressive 100 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSE grades at A* to C.
A* to C grades including English and maths were achieved by 73 per cent of students attained 5 A*-C including English and Maths.
The number of students achieving the government’s EBACC measure was a record 35 per cent, well above national averages.
New principal Fraser Mitchell, joined Mrs Jowett, now executive principal and CEO of The Spencer Academies Trust, in congratulating the students this morning: “These are a fantastic set of results. We’re immensely proud of all of our students who have pushed themselves to achieve their potential.
“Every student has left with at least five GCSE grades at C or above and we’re thrilled that a record number of our youngsters have gained the government’s new, rigorous EBACC qualification.
“We also want to pay tribute to our staff who have worked incredibly hard with the students to achieve these results.”
Two shining stars were Michael Newsome and Johanna Dodgson, each of whom achieved all A* grades. In addition, Michael also secured an A grade in French at AS level and Johanna achieved a grade B in AS Economics.
Both juggled these early first year A-level entries with their GCSE studies.
Sandiacre Friesland celebrated its best ever GCSE results with 67 per cent of students achieving five A* to C grades, including English and math.
And 26 per cent of students achieved the English Baccalaureate measure that includes maths, English, two good sciences, history or geography and a modern foreign language.
Headteacher Peter Monk was ‘delighted’ with the results.
“These results are particularly pleasing as we continue to make year-on-year improvements,” he said.
“Given that nationally grade boundaries are now much tougher these results are very impressive.
“The three year profiles for English and Mathematics are excellent with results going up each year.
“We pride ourselves on offering a broad and balanced curriculum and our results are achieved from a predominantly GCSE background with large numbers of students achieving in excess of twelve outcomes. As always the results achieved are a testament to the hard work of staff and students alike. We look forward to welcoming students back into our sixth form next month.”
Another best ever set of results was achieved at Wilsthorpe School, Long Eaton, where 94 per cent of students got five A* to C grades.
Sixty-six per cent got A* to Cs, including English and maths.
A total of 38 per cent of students received three or more A or A* grades.
Headteacher Jonathan Crofts, said: “Obviously, I’m delighted at these results which are the best ever in the school’s history.
“The overall ‘value-added’ points score was outstanding. This is the fifth year in the last six that we have raised our examination performance.
“Well done to all our Year 11 students, their parents and teachers.”
At Long Eaton’s Trent College, an impressive 20 per cent of its 121 GCSE students got all A*s or As.
The independent school’s overall pass rate A* to C was 94.42 per cent.
Year 11 prefect Lydia Fasey was the star performer with 10 A*s.
Headteacher Gill Dixon said: “Despite the national picture of slightly depressed grades at GCSE this year, our Year 11 students have broken all records at Trent College, over its 150 year history.
“Trent College students are remarkable young men and women, with the capacity to achieve so much academically as well outside of the classroom. We are very proud of them.”