PUPILS at William Farr School are today celebrating a “fantastic” set of GCSE results.
The school had the second highest level of grade A* and A marks in a decade – with nearly a third of exams being given the top marks.
Almost seven out of every ten pupils achieved five A*-C grades, including Maths and English, while 80 per cent of students achieved at least two A* - C grades in sciences.
Percentages of A*-B grades across the school were also up at 60 per cent. More than 85 per cent of the 240 pupils who sat exams at the school secured five A* - C grades.
The school fared particularly well in Maths with more than 90% of marks achieving a C grade or above.
There were also some remarkable personal achievements at the school. Six students scored 11 A* and A grades in their examinations.
“We are really delighted with a set of fantastic results. We are so proud of the students and their accomplishments,” said head teacher Andy Stones.
“Every single grade, whether at the top of the scale or lower, is the result of a great deal of hard work from our pupils and a lot of support from staff and parents. Each one represents a personal achievement.
“Whilst we are delighted with the overall results what is important is that each child fulfils their own potential and we always make that our goal.”
The strong GCSE results come a week after the school celebrated the best A level results in the its history.