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Halesowen and Sandwell schools receive all important GCSE results
1:09pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
TEENAGERS across Halesowen and Sandwell were either celebrating or lamenting their GCSE results today. Windsor High School staff and pupils are celebrating after GCSE results showed a “huge improvement” on last year.
The percentage of pupils achieving five A* to C was 89 per cent and 74 per cent clinched five A* to C grades including maths and english.
Results including English and Mathematics rose by 14 per cent to 74 per cent and 21.5 per cent achieved the English Bacc.
Headteacher of Windsor High School Keith Sorrell said: "These are our best set of results and a tribute to the hard work of everyone involved. My congratulations to all of the students and staff on such an outstanding set of results.
“When added to our excellent A Level performance this has been a fantastic year for the school"
The Earls Academy recorded 92 per cent five A* to C grades and 70 per cent students attained five A* to C grades including maths and english.
Staff confirmed the figures met the school’s own targets and there was a rise in the number of students achieving the highest grades of A*/A with 19 per cent of students achieved five or more A*/A grades.
Students who performed exceptionally well included Lucy Williams, Giles De La Cruz, Bethany James, Hannah Morgan, Paige Walczak who all achieved 9 A*/A grades and Laura Stevens who achieved 11 GCSEs at A* / A grade.
Principal of The Earls High School Tom Johnston said, “This is another pleasing set of results for the school and we are proud of our students’ achievements.
"The exam results are due to the hard work of the students, combined with the dedication of all staff at The Earls and underpinned by their early education at our local primary schools.
"These qualifications, together with the opportunities and experiences they have gained over the past five years, have provided them with strong foundations for the future. “
Councillor Tim Crumpton, cabinet member for children’s services for Dudley Council, said: “I would like to congratulate all pupils who have received their results today and wish them every success for the future.
“I would also like to thank our dedicated teachers and parents and carers who together have worked extremely hard to support young people in achieving the best possible results.”
Oldbury Academy headmaster John Martin congratulated his pupils on their GCSE results after they attained 59 per cent five A* to C grades including maths and english and 89 per cent students attained five A* to C grades.
He said: “I am proud for all our pupils, we are down one percent in both categories but it appears there has been a national trend of less A-C grades this year.
“However, we have improved in another ten benchmarks in the exams and there has been a lot of progress in maths and english.”
Sandwell Council education supremo Councillor Simon Hackett said: "I want to pass on my congratulations to all those students receiving their GCSE results today which follow years of hard work and determination.
"I also thank all the teachers, school staff, parents and carers who've given our young people such fantastic support to do their very best.
"The results are still coming in - and we look forward to seeing how Sandwell's results compare at a regional and national level.”
He added: "We hope to continue the year-on-year improvements we've seen at GSCE level over recent years - and to build on this further in future years."
The Halesowen News is still awaiting confirmation of results from Leasowes High School, Ormiston Forge Academy, Perryfields High School and St Michael’s Church of England School.
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