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NEVILLE LOVETT Community School in Fareham is celebrating after pupils achieved the gold standard in their GCSEs – six months early.

It is the first time the school’s year 11 students have sat the exam early, and almost 60 per cent gained a pass rate of A* to C grades in English, while nearly 50 per cent reaching the benchmark in maths.

Overall more than a fifth of pupils have already achieved the government’s gold standard A* to C passes in five GCSE subjects, including English and maths.

Nadine Powrie, who was appointed headteacher last September, said she was delighted with the figures, adding: ‘These results show that some of the changes we are making at the school are already having a significant impact on students’ learning.

‘I’m proud of all those in Year 11 who have worked hard to achieve this standard – it is a fitting reward for them.

‘In 2010, the school achieved a 45 per cent gold standard pass rate and we’ re determined to not only beat that but also exceed the 53 per cent national average and really reach our potential.

‘We have personalised the curriculum to meet each child’s needs and have developed a programme of improvement which is further raising standards.

‘Our goal over the next few years is to be regarded as one of the best schools on the south coast and certainly among the top 10 per cent of schools in the UK.’