GCSEs: Celebrations as students collect their results

  • Pupils collecting results across the area
  • Mixed bag so far
  • Bay House School in Gosport got its best ever gold standard
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STUDENTS across the area were waiting to see if their hard work had paid off as they collected their GCSE results this morning.

Many youngsters will be celebrating a top set of results as they prepare to go off and study A-levels.

At Purbrook Park School in Waterlooville, 57 per cent of students achieved the gold standard of five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths. That’s a nine per cent rise.

And 68 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, up five per cent.

Headteacher Paul Foxley said: ‘We are thrilled with our excellent results this year.

‘I would like to thank our tremendous pupils and staff for all their hard work, and parents for their brilliant support.

We are delighted by these outstanding results that represent the incredible hard work of our learners and staff

Nigel Matthias, Bay House School

‘This has been a super year for Purbrook Park with our good Ofsted judgment in May and now brilliant exam results to back it up.’

At Mayfield School in North End, 50 per cent of students achieved the gold standard – a 10 per cent rise.

At Charter Academy in Southsea, 73 per cent of students achieved the gold standard, down from 83 per cent last year.

But principal Dame Sharon Hollows said: ‘These excellent results, which are well above the national average, prove yet again that Portsmouth’s children are amongst the most capable in the country.’

At Bay House School in Gosport, students achieved the best results in the school’s history, with 73 per cent achieving the gold standard.

Deputy headteacher Nigel Matthias, said: ‘We are delighted by these outstanding results that represent the incredible hard work of our learners and staff.

‘We know the importance of strong examination results in securing life chances for our young people.’

At Henry Cort Community College in Fareham, 56 per cent of students achieved the gold standard – a 12 per cent rise.

Retiring executive principal, Phil Munday said: ‘I am delighted that so many students have achieved outstanding results.

‘This reflects their determination and hard work and I congratulate them and wish them well for the future.’

Natalie Sheppard, the principal of Portsmouth Academy for Girls, said results were up on last year, with half reaching the gold standard and 56 per cent getting five A*-C grades, up five per cent. She added that a quarter of all grades was an A or an A*.

Results - percentage of schools achieving five A*-C, including English and maths. Numbers in brackets are 2014 results.


- Admiral Lord Nelson School 63(60)

- Charter Academy 73(83)

- King Richard School N/R(47)

- Mayfield School 50(40)

- Portsmouth Academy for girls 50(45)

- Portsmouth Grammar School 99 (100)

- Portsmouth High School 78*(65)

- Priory School N/R(46)

- Springfield 62(69)

- St Edmund’s Catholic 63(67)

- St John’s College 73(70)

*Figure is for A*-A as school does IGCSE


- Brookfield School 70(75)

- Cams Hill School 70(62)

- Crofton School N/R(64)

- Fareham Academy N/R(70)

- Henry Court Community College 56(55)

- Meoncross School 95(98)

- Portchester Community School N/R(60)

- Swanmore College of Technology N/R(60)

- Wykenham House School 83(91)


- Bay House School 73(61)

- Bridgemary School N/R(35)

- Brune Park School N/R(40)


- Crookhorn Technology College 55(52)

- Havant Academy 49(46)

- Oaklands Catholic School 71(64)

- Purbrook Park School 57(48)

- Park Community School 38(35)

- Horndean Technology College 61(51)


- Ditcham Park 95(89)

N/R = results not released to The News

School-by-school results

Admiral Lord Nelson

St Edmund’s

Charter Academy



Bay House


Brune Park

Cams Hill

Henry Cort

Fareham College

Park Community

Havant Academy