Record breaking 2013 GCSE results at Malmesbury School
MALMESBURY School is delighted with the record-breaking GCSE results received by its class of 2013 this morning.
The news that 85 percent of students had received A*-C grades prompted headteacher Tim Gilson to describe these as the “best ever GCSE results at Malmesbury School across all the key performance indicators.”
Some 76 percent of students achieved the benchmark 5A*- C including English and maths.
Mr Gilson said: “This is an exceptional performance by our students who have worked very hard, they have, of course, benefitted from the outstanding teaching that they receive from the team of dedicated expert teachers at Malmesbury School.
“I am delighted for our students and their parents and we look forward to welcoming many of them back into our sixth form.”
Mr Gilson was particularly pleased because this year threw up new challenges in the exam system. He said: “In a time of real turbulence in the examination system, with a very wide range of qualifications being taken by students, it is very pleasing that our students have done so well in the challenging academic curriculum that we offer.”
There were many high-fliers at the school this year. Special congratulations went to Amie Andrew, Ruby Aulak, Jacob Botterill, Hannah Boughton, Sarah Churchill, Beth Clancy, Grace Clancy, Kate Cummings, Priyanca Desouza, Sally Fowler, Holly Findlay, Toby Journeaux, George Kaye and Laura Payne, who all achieved a clean sweep of A*/A grades this year.
Congratulations also went to Sophia Adey, Amina Begum, Oliver Blake, Ellie Cronin, Georgia Fearnley, Lucy May Hobson, Sandy Hudson, Fliss Lough, Adam McClelland, Rachel McLeish, Ella Milne, Abi Morgan, Natasha Palmer, Jacob Peers-Dent, Jemma Plastow, Eloise Pontefract, Brenna Price-Walker and Jamie Wreathall who all achieved at least 8 A*/A grades.