GCSE results: Park Community School

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St Tabitha's from Portsmouth High School. Florence Dempster (aged 11), Sophia Birchall (aged 11) Lily Glew (aged 10) Jessica Mansbridge (aged 11), Anusha Davies (aged 10). Picture: Sally Tiller.

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THERE was excitement in the air as pupils at Park Community School gathered to collect their GCSE results.

The school, in Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, achieved a three per cent increase in the gold standard of five ore more A*-Cs including English and maths - up to 38 per cent.

Deputy headteacher Sue Walker said, despite this, she is frustrated with the maths results which have gone from 51 per cent C and above to 46 per cent C and above.

She added: ‘Overall it’s pleasing for some students but disappointing for others in terms of the messing about with grade boundaries.’

Mrs Walker explained that a pass last year would be several marks lower than a pass this year in maths.

But Danielle Bird, pictured, was delighted with her results - 10 A to Cs with As in English literature and history and an A* in dance.

She said: ‘I feel so happy. I had no idea I would do so well.’

The overall percentage of pupils who passed with A to Cs has not yet been calculated.