Tuesday 24th August 2010 by C. Freeman
Students at Brooke Weston have achieved excellent exam results with every student achieving nine or more GCSEs graded A* to C.
38% of all exams taken were graded at A* or A and two top performing students achieved 15 A* or A graded passes. A total of 35 students (from a year group of 178) obtained 10 or more A* /A grades while seven students gained the equivalent of 17 GCSEs at grades A* to C.
It is the seventh year running that a 100% pass rate has been achieved, but previous year groups have secured five good GCSE passes; the level that students have scaled this year is unprecedented in Brooke Weston's history.
Core skills were crucial with 98% of all students achieving English language, 97% gaining two or more good science GCSEs and 87% securing their maths GCSE. The percentage of those awarded a combination of English, maths and three other good passes stood at 85%, a four per cent improvement on last year's figures.
Language and ICT skills were also well represented with 78 students gaining a language GCSE, 70% graded at A* or A. In addition 20 students achieved a distinction in their Level 3 eBusiness course, which is equivalent to an A grade at A Level.
Principal Trish Stringer said: 'I am always amazed at our students' performances, but this year's figures are so impressive that they simply speak for themselves. For all students to gain nine or more good GCSEs is an unprecedented feat and the GCSE class of 2010 has earned a well-deserved place in Brooke Weston's history. These students have raised the level of attainment for future generations of students to aspire to; an accomplishment they couldn't have achieved without the dedication and support of the teaching staff here.'