GCSEs: Brune Park School

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HARD working youngsters formed a long queue waiting to open impressive GCSE results at Brune Park Community School in Gosport.

But the anxious wait and months of hard work paid off as 50 per cent of them picked up five A* to C grades including English and Maths, up from 47 per cent last year.

And 85 per cent of pupils got five A* to C grades across all subjects.

16-year-old Shelby Hart, of Pepper Close,in Gosport, picked up her grades the same way she started her exams - with a cast on.

The unlucky horse rider took a tumble off a horse in March, missing her PE practical but thankfully had the cast on her arm removed just in time for the rest of her exams in June.

Today she turned up with her leg in cast and in a wheel chair after taking a second tumble last week.

But that didn’t stop her picking up some solid results, with two A, three B and six C grades.

Head teacher Richard Kelly said: ‘It shows we’ve got a continued improvement going on.

‘Particularly when you hear what’s happening nationally where things are depressed.

‘Maths has gone up significantly this year, it’s at 65 per cent, eight per cent up on last year.’

He added English had remained stable while Science had dropped two per cent, compared to nine nationally.

And Geography pupils and teachers are celebrating as 75 per cent of youngsters picked up A* to C compared to just 19 last year.