GCSE results rise again

GCSE results are out today
GCSE results are out today
Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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FOR students across the area, the long wait is over as they anxiously collect their GCSE results today. And early results show a number of schools across our patch have improved.

At King Richard School in Paulsgrove, 45 per cent of students achieved the gold standard of five or more A*-C grades including English and maths – eight per cent up on last year.

Adrian Tucker, deputy headteacher said: ‘This is a great achievement by our students against a background of tougher government standards and vindicates the school’s good Ofsted report last year.

‘However we know we can achieve more and the school’s priority continues to be providing high quality teaching in the classroom for all our young people.’

At Charter Academy in Portsmouth, 66 per cent achieved the gold standard – up 18 per cent on last year.

The school, which was formally St Luke’s, almost closed back in 2009 before it was converted to an academy.

Principal Dame Sharon Hollows said: ‘This is an astonishing set of results, which reflects the hard work of staff, students and the support of our parents.

‘In four years we have increased GCSE attainment by 44 percentage points – an increase of 200 per cent.

‘I’d like to thank everyone for their commitment and look forward to continued improvement.’

At Crofton School in Stubbington, 71.2 per cent achieved the gold standard.

It is the school’s best ever results.

Headteacher Matthew Leeming, said: ‘I am really delighted for the students and for the staff who worked so hard to achieve these superb results.’

At Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, 72 per cent of students achieved the gold standard.

Headteacher Matthew Quinn said: ‘I am delighted that so many students of all abilities have achieved their full potential.’

GCSE results: % gaining five A*-C grades including English and maths (% in 2012) and % gaining five A*-C grades in any subject (% in 2012)


Admiral Lord Nelson 67 (68) 82 (95)

Charter Academy 66 (48) 81 (77)

City of Portsmouth Girls School 55 (37) 62 (60)

Mayfield School 54 (61) 80 (84)

Portsmouth Grammar School 100 (100) 99 (100)

Portsmouth High School 99 (90) 97 (96)

Priory School 41 (51) 52.5 (71)

St Edmunds Catholic 56 (54) 72 (83)

St John’s College 78 (86) 88 (92)


Cams Hill School 71.4 (67) 80.5 (n/a)

Crofton School 71.2 (70) n/a (80)

Henry Cort Community College 63 (45) 82 (n/a)

Meoncross School 92 (84) 97 (88)

Neville Lovett Community School 66 (66) 82.3 (90)

Portchester Community School 33 (45) 53 (61)


Bay House School 58 (52) 82 (n/a)

Brune Park Community School 50 (47) 85 (83)


Bourne Community College 55 (45) n/a

Crookhorn Technology College 43 (49) 64 (n/a)

Havant Academy 41 (30) 95 (68)

Oaklands Catholic School 72 (75) 80 (86)

Park Community School 42 (55) 91 (97)

Warblington School 47 (40) 70 (72)

Any schools not included did not submit results to The News