WISBECH: Thomas Clarkson shows big improvements as GCSE results are announced

PUBLISHED: 10:32 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

STAFF, students and parents at Thomas Clarkson Community College in Wisbech are celebrating massively improved GCSE examination results. Twenty four per cent of students achieved 5A*-C including English and maths, an eight per cent increase from last ye

STAFF, students and parents at Thomas Clarkson Community College in Wisbech are celebrating massively improved GCSE examination results.

Twenty four per cent of students achieved 5A*-C including English and maths, an eight per cent increase from last year. Boys improved by nine per cent and girls by seven per cent.

There were outstanding results in Biology (90%), Chemistry (86%) and Physics (86%). English results improved by three per cent to 35% and Maths results improved by 13% to 36%. Science achieved 46% A*-C.

Top performers included Rohit Kishor and Jennifer Moore who both achieved 9 A* and A grades and passed in every subject. They will be going on to study A levels.

Maureen Strudwick, Acting Headteacher was pleased with the improvement and said: "What has really been important to the improvement in our results is the hard work of the students, staff and families - good results are only achievable when everyone works as a team.

"We have improved on the results last year and it is a good sign that Thomas Clarkson is making progress. We now aim to build on this foundation and to make further improvement with the continued support of students, staff, families and the community.


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