GCSE’s: Students are happy with results at Worksop College

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Worksop College is celebrating GCSE Results Day with an A* to C pass rate of 90.1 per cent and in particular an increase of 10 per cent in the number of pupils achieving five A* to C grades.

Overall 49.2 per cent of the grades awarded were at the A* or A grade level with seven pupils achieving straight A grades across all subjects and 78 per cent of pupils achieved A* to C including English and Maths.

One top achiever was sixteen year old Sophie Parker who obtained a clean sweep of 12 A* grades and is looking forward to continuing her studies at A Level at Worksop College.

Other excellent results include twin brothers Christopher and Michael Davies who obtained 4A*s and 6As and 6A*s and 5A grades respectively.

And the name Davies appears to be of particular significance with un-related James Davies also celebrating with 9A*s and 3A grades.

James plans to take five subjects at A level with a view to studying a business or banking related subject at university.

James said: “I am absolutely over the moon. I never expected to get so many top grades. Very happy.”

Charlotte Spencer achieved an outstanding 9 A* and 3A grades and will continue to study A Levels in Latin, History, Geography and French next year at Worksop College.

Charlotte said: “I am really pleased. Getting such good results was unexpected but I am relieved that the long wait is now over.”

Another pupil securing a significant number of top grades was Kathleen Blyth with 5A*s and 4A grades amongst her results.

Further notable achievements include German-born Aliki Korth who achieved an excellent 5A*s and 1A grade amongst her results, despite English being her second language.

The average number of GCSE subjects passed by each Worksop College pupil was 8.7.

Gavin Horgan, Headmaster at Worksop College said: “Such a marked increase in the key figures at GCSE is an excellent achievement, especially as reports in the Press speak of a drop in grades across the country.”

“This is a testament to the hard work of pupils and teachers and to our relentless focus on constantly raising standards.”