Wait's over for students as GCSE results day arrives

THE wait is over for thousands of schoolchildren today as many will open up their GCSE results after a long summer of anticipation.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 11:56 am
Students at Cams Hill School in Fareham collecting their GCSE results last year Picture: Sarah Standing (151457-2852)

Some schools are already celebrating this year’s achievements, such as Priory School in Southsea, who are celebrating the school’s best GCSE performance in its history.

The school has seen a 10 per cent increase in their Year 11 students achieving A* to C including English and Maths, with 56 per cent achieving the feat.

There was also cause for celebration at Henry Cort Community College in Fareham with over 25 per cent of students achieving at least one A* or A grade and 67 per cent of students achieved five A*- C including English and Maths, which is a 14 increase on last year’s results.

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Claudia Cubbage, the school’s principal said: ‘I am delighted that so many students have achieved outstanding results. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of both staff and students.

‘I wish all our students every success for the future.

Meanwhile, in Warblington School, Havant, 57 per cent of all students achieved 5 A* - C including English and Maths, an increase of six per cent from last year.

Also, 54 per cent of students achieved at least one A grade.

Some of the outstanding results at the school included Dougal Russell’s seven A*s and four As and Luke Garner Gibson’s results of 7 As and one B.

Julia Vincent, the school’s headteacher said: ‘We are very proud of all our student’s achievements.

‘The successes of our students are grounded in the solid relationships fostered at the school and our dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly with the students to achieve these results.

‘We wish all our students every success in the future.’

There was also big success at Crookhorn Technology College in Waterlooville.

The college are celebrating today after they increased their percentage of students achieving 5 A* - C including English and Maths from 55 per cent to 58 per cent.

They also increased the percentage of students achieving 5 A* - C across all subjects as it shot from 60 per cent last year up to 66 per cent this year.