Thrilled with students who achieved fantastic GCSE results at Marshland High, said head teacher
PUBLISHED: 16:12 05 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:27 05 September 2016
The head teacher of Marshland High School says she is "absolutely delighted" to announce a year of 'best ever' GCSE results.
A total of 63 per cent of students achieved A* - C grades in both English and Maths which is an improvement on 59 per cent for the same measure last year.
Head teacher Liz Dormor said “We are particularly thrilled with the English Language results, as 83 per cent of the year group achieved an A* - C grade in English.
“My congratulations go to all the students on their fantastic results.
“This was a superb year group of students who worked really hard and deserve these great results. We are all thrilled for them.
“My thanks also goes to all the staff who have worked really hard to help our students achieve these excellent results.”
Steve Cozens, chair of governors, said: “I am delighted that the school continues to improve the outcomes for our students.
“It is especially pleasing to see that our more able students are attaining more A/A*s than ever.”
The school has reported another rise in the proportion of A* and A grades this year - 12.5 per cent achieved five or more A*/A, which is significantly higher than any other year.
Mrs Dormor said: “The Government has introduced a new Progress Eight measure this year.
“Actual results of this cannot be finalised until all results nationally are analysed, but the school’s own calculations indicate that Marshland’s results for this measure will be excellent, with students having achieved, on average, four grades better in their GCSEs across eight subjects than they would normally be expected to from their Key Stage 2 results.”
• In our original report we incorrectly under estimated the improvement and achievements at Marshland this year. We apologise to the teachers and especially the students.