Rise in GCSE results at March school
Staff and pupils at a March school are celebrating after a successful batch of GCSE results.
Neale Wade Academy has seen 54 per cent of pupils achieving five GCSEs, including English and maths, at grades A*C - a two percent increase on last year.
Executive head of the academy Jason Wing said: “These results are great news for our students, and they will equip them with the necessary qualifications to go onto further study or begin their careers.
“I hope they will be as proud of their achievements as we are, and am looking forward to seeing many of them in September as new year 12 students.”
Despite increases in the rigour of the English GCSE examination progress, pupils achieving a pass rate of 75 per cent.
Youngsters also achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in IT user skills, and an average pass rate of 95 per cent in biology, chemistry and physics.
Aynsley Welling, Head of School at Neale-Wade, said: “I am extremely proud of the great results achieved by our students which demonstrate two years of hard work.
“I’d like to congratulate not only those getting their results today, but also their teachers, who have supported and motivated them and been a crucial factor in their individual successes.”
Particular highlights include results achieved by our Head Boy, Jack Butler, and Head Girl, Maddeline Pooley, who attained two A*s and 14 As between them. One high-performing student achieved three A*s and four As.