Exam success for north Shropshire students


Daniel Heald

STUDENTS throughout the north Shropshire region are celebrating after gaining fantastic GCSE results this year.

The nervous summer-long wait for exam grades for many pupils is finally over, enabling them to make key decisions over their academic future and work careers.

Many schools have reported pass rates which have exceeded last year’s crop of results, while others have maintained their impressive achievement records to keep standards high. Teaching staff at all schools have heaped praise on their pupils, praising their application and endeavour.

The Marches School in Oswestry has sustained its reputation for exceptionally high standards. This year’s students have delivered fantastic results, with the number achieving five or more A* - C grades remaining at a consistently high per cent.

Oswestry School are equally delighted with this year’s exam results. The school’s recent impressive A-Level results are complemented by a strong showing at GCSE level. Over 61 per cent of pupils at the school were graded A*- B this year, with a 99 per cent overall pass rate.

Lakelands School in Ellesmere has achieved pass rate of nigh on 100% 5+ A – G grades. Progress was noted in results for students in Mathematics and English, while the number of top grades was also excellent with over 20 per cent of the GCSE’s results at an A or A* grade.

Llanfyllin High School’s staff were delighted that 94 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C grades or equivalent. Over 500 A*/A grades or equivalent were achieved, representing over a third of all entries. In combination with their GCSEs, many pupils completed vocational courses across a range of subjects and achieved equally impressive results.

Moreton Hall School In contrast to the national predictions for lower grades at GCSE in 2014, Moreton Hall is celebrating one of its best set of results.Thirty percent of the grades achieved by our girls were A*, and a record 98 per cent of our pupils have achieved five or more passes at A*-C grade.

Adcote School boasted a 100 per cent pass rate, with almost 90 per cent of Adcote pupils achieving the equivalent of at least 5 passes at grades A*-C in their GCSE and iGCSE results. At Adcote School many subjects have been examined at IGCSE, which is widely considered more academically rigorous than GCSE.

Speaking about the publication of the results today, Councillor Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We would like to congratulate pupils on their success. Their achievements are testament to how diligently they have prepared for their examinations and the hard work that they put into their studies. We would also like to thank all who are part of our school communities and who have provided much needed support and direction for pupils, including their teachers and headteachers, parents and carers.

“This is such an important time for young people as they progress from school to continued education at school or college, an apprenticeship or traineeship, or part-time education or training. We wish all of Shropshire’s pupils every success in the future.”

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