Pupils at Roding Valley High School break school's GCSE record

Pupils break school's GCSE record

Pupils achieve "highest ever" results in the school's history: Sophie Thomas and Jake Leggat

l Robert Allen,Sophie Thomas,Kate Scott,Eveline Petrson,Greg Gilbert and Jake Leggat

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GCSE students are believed to have achieved the best results in their school’s history “by some considerable margin”.

Roding Valley High School headteacher, Paul Banks, announced 68.3 per cent of pupils achieved five A*- C grades, including English and Maths.

This surpassed the previous record of 64 per cent, set last year.

The record comes after the government scrapped coursework in favour of end-of-year exams, which led to predictions that pass rates would fall nationally.

Mr Banks said: "In a national context, where GCSE results are dropping overall and grade boundaries are being pushed even higher, it is very pleasing to note that our students, once again, are bucking this trend.

"Our results this year are the best the school has ever achieved by some considerable margin and I would like to congratulate the students on their hard work and dedication.

Jake Leggat achieved the highest grades for the boys, with 6A* and an A,

He said: "When I opened my results I was so shocked, relieved and very happy.

“I am so proud to have achieved the highest results for the boys.

"After sixth-form, I would like to become an RAF fighter pilot or engineer."

Evelina Peterson, 16, will study art, business, biology and physics at A-level after achieving all A* and A grades.

 She said: "I am lost for words, I am just so happy, and I am happy the exams and stress is over."

The school confirmed in July it will be opening a sixth-form in September next year.

Mr Banks added: "Our results are considerably above the national average and, coupled with the school being given a new sixth form next year, represent another notable achievement for everyone involved with the school."

 

 

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5:19pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Stephen Murray says...

Excellent news for our local community secondary school.
Congratulations to the students , parents and staff.

Having worked at the school for 25 years it is great to see the school continue to go from strength to strength and with the new sixth form in September 2015 there will be even more opportunities for our young people.

It also shows what our young people are capable of , as a group ,teenagers often get a bad press , but our 16 year olds at RVHS have been a great bunch and a pleasure to teach.

Mr.Banks the Headteacher who is leaving at the end of this month for a new job must be very pleased with these best ever results for the school - a great leaving present !

Loughton Roding Ward Independent Councillor Stephen Murray (RVHS teacher and governor).
Excellent news for our local community secondary school. Congratulations to the students , parents and staff. Having worked at the school for 25 years it is great to see the school continue to go from strength to strength and with the new sixth form in September 2015 there will be even more opportunities for our young people. It also shows what our young people are capable of , as a group ,teenagers often get a bad press , but our 16 year olds at RVHS have been a great bunch and a pleasure to teach. Mr.Banks the Headteacher who is leaving at the end of this month for a new job must be very pleased with these best ever results for the school - a great leaving present ! Loughton Roding Ward Independent Councillor Stephen Murray (RVHS teacher and governor). Stephen Murray
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