THE LONG wait was finally over for GCSE students in Bromsgrove and Droitwich who all collected their results today (Thursday).
SOUTH Bromsgrove High students celebrated another excellent year after more than 73 per cent achieved the gold standard of five or more GCSEs.
Some of the school’s star performers included Emily Bridges, Sasha Farrell and Jack Walters who were all given nine A* grades, one A and one distinction. Sophie Hopkins also achieved nine A* grades and one A.
More than half the students also achieved the English Baccalaureate and a whopping 152 pupils graduated having completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award at silver level.
Headteacher Paul Topping said: “There are many personal success stories in our results this year and we are very proud of all our students’ well-deserved achievements.”
l THERE were plenty of smiles at Bromsgrove School after students received some cracking marks they could not wait to tell their families and friends about.
Overall, 30 per cent of all results were at grades A*, 61 per at A*/A and 85 per cent were at A* to B.
In all the core subjects, pupils sat the more challenging IGCSE papers, with 70 per of the 200 candidates gaining A* and As.
In biology, Latin and music, more than 80 per of pupils gained an A* or A and in textiles 100 per cent of students were given an A* or A.
Those who had performed outstandingly included Olivia Bond and William Draper-Barr, who both gained 11 A* grades, and Oliver Hall, Isabel James and Oliver Rogers, who all got ten A* and an A grade.
Headmaster Peter Clague said: “These are exceptional results which complement the school’s recent successes in A-Levels, IB Diploma and Btec.
“To be so consistent over the years and across qualifications is testimony to the calibre of committed educators and motivated pupils that Bromsgrove enjoys.”
l STUDENTS from Waseley Hills High School were also dancing around with joy after opening their result envelopes.
Head teacher Alan Roll said he was very pleased to see pupils’ hard work had really paid off.
This year, the English Baccalaureate pass rate improved at Waseley and many of the students achieved the top grades of A* and A.
Mr Roll added: “I would like to thank our teaching staff for their fantastic work and our parents for their support during increasingly stressful examination times.”
l YEAR 11 teachers at Dodderhill School, in Droitwich, were delighted that 100 per cent of their students had secured five or more GCSEs at A* to C grades.
An impressive 95 per cent of grades were A*, A, B or C grades and 78 per cent achieved A*, A and B grades.
Headmistress Cate Mawston said: “This year’s results are fantastic and we’re delighted with the grades our girls have achieved.
“They should all be extremely proud of themselves, they have worked so hard and this is such a great accomplishment for them and a sound foundation on which to build their futures.”
l NORTH Bromsgrove High School improved on the previous year with an increase in the number of pupils achieving five A* to C grades.
Students with a string of A and A* grades include Josie Small, Pippa Haskey, Eden Peppercorn and Agata Kropornicka.
Sally Round achieved a remarkable feat, gaining A* grades in all her units.
Head teacher David Hadley-Pryce, said: “I am extremely proud that this set of results, the culmination of two years of hard work, will help our students move on to the next stage of their education as highly achieving young people.”
l THE STANDARD would like to point out that James Moloney of South Bromsgrove High School achieved four A* results at A-Levels — in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry — and not three as we stated in our article in last week’s paper.