GCSE RESULTS: Best ever results for Marshland High School

Students celebrating their GCSE results at Marshland High School.

Students celebrating their GCSE results at Marshland High School.

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WEST Walton’s Marshland High School is also celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results today (Thursday).

The proportion of students who have attained 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* - C, including English and maths, has risen to 50 per cent this year, up six per cent from last year – this is the highest ever achieved by the school.

The proportion of students attaining five or more A* - C grades has risen by 2 per cent, as has the proportion attaining the English Baccalaureate.

Headteacher Liz Dormor said: “We are thrilled that the number of students attaining the ‘gold standard’ of 5 or more A* - C including English and maths has improved so much, as this is the standard that is so important in enabling students to get a job or a place on a further education course.”

The school is particularly delighted with the English language results, as this year 67 per cent attained this important qualification, up 14 per cent from last year.

The maths department continues to perform well, with 70 per cent of students attaining a maths qualification at grade C or above.

Particularly high achieving students include: Jake Pepper with 9A*s and 3 As; Chloe Andrews with 4 A*s, 7 As and a B; Abigail Rose with 2A*s and 10 As; Shaun Leeks with 2 A*s, 4 As, 4 Bs and 3 Cs and Hollie Rackley with 2 A*s, 4 As, 4Bs and a C.

Mrs Dormor added: “My congratulations go to all the students who have worked so hard and my thanks go to all the staff and parents who have supported them so well too.”