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GCSEs: Beaconsfield School pleased with improved grades
BEACONSFIELD School has continued to improve its GCSE results with 91 per cent of pupils attaining five A* to C grades.
Pupils at the school in Wattleton Road, nervously tore open their envelopes this morning (Thursday, August 23) after picking up their GCSE results.
The school had an increase in higher grades from last year with 91 per cent of pupils achieving five A* to C grades compared to 81 per cent last year.
Pupils studying english and maths also helped raise the top grade tally with 54 per cent achieving five A* to C - a 13 per cent increase from last year's results.
Stephanie Heyworth, 16, was celebrating after getting four A*s, six As and three Bs. She said: "I am really happy and I am going to go on and study my A levels now. I wanted high grades so I could go to Beaconsfield High School so I'm pleased." She is going to carry on studying biology, geography, spanish and chemistry at A level and hopes to study at Beaconsfield High School from September.
Her mother, Mrs Heyworth, added: "This wouldn't be possible without the help of the school and the support of the teachers. They have been great."
Sam Curtis, 16, gained an A, four Bs, three Cs and is hoping to going to Henley College in September. "I am going to celebrate by hanging out with my friends and going to the cinema," he said. "I'm really pleased with what I got and I am looking forward to going to college for my A levels."
Patrick Ball, 16, was pleased with his A*, five As and five Bs and a distinction. He said: "I did quite well, so I'm happy with the results. I want to stay on for A levels now." He is thinking of staying on at Beaconsfield School for his A levels.
Hayley Marriott, 16, is planning to take A levels including physical education after gaining a distinction star, seven As and four Bs. She said: "I want to go on and study PE, english, spanish and geography. I didn't know what to expect. I am very pleased with my results. I'm off to celebrate."
Headteacher John Fletcher said: "The students and staff have worked extremely hard along with the parents and carers to secure the schools best ever results. I am extremely proud of the students and the hard work and dedication they have shown in order to achieve their individual successes.
"We look forward to seeing them back in the sixth form, which last week also saw a substantial increase in results. For those who are not coming back to build on their successes here we wish them all the best in the future."
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