Top marks in GCSE results

GCSE results,Graham school pupils cheer great success..Picture Richard Ponter 123413g

GCSE results,Graham school pupils cheer great success..Picture Richard Ponter 123413g

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Pupils from St Augustines gained top marks in this year’s GCSE results by producing the best grades.

According to figures released by the school a total of 69 per cent achieved five A* to C grades – which included English and Maths.

They were followed by Scalby School with a pass rate of 67 per cent, with pupils at Graham School and Pindar School both gaining a 59 per cent pass rate.

Ashley Brooks, the deputy head teacher at St Augustines, said: “Pupils, parents, staff and governors at St.Augustines RC are delighted to be celebrating another fantastic year of GCSE results again. The pupils have excelled once more.”

He added that 83 per cent gained five A* to C grades and. “St.Augustines’ pupils have shown again they are capable of academic excellence through their hard work, parents support and dedication of an excellent team of staff and governors. These results confirm our strong commitment and decision to focus on traditional GCSE subjects.”

David Read, the head teacher at Scalby School, said that his staff were proud of and pleased for the class of 2012. He added: “Credit must go to everyone who contributed to the success of our young people; staff, governors, parents and above all the students themselves, who have done themselves and Scalby School proud.”

Pindar School headteacher John Senior said: “We are extremely pleased with this year’s GCSE results. They really reflect the progress that George Pindar School continues to make. This year we have recorded the school’s best ever GCSE results.”

He added: “The grades are the results of a real team effort with parents, carers, students and staff all playing their part. I would like to record the willingness of George Pindar School staff to go the extra mile providing additional lessons, study sessions in holidays and revision has been a key factor in our success this year. With such a committed staff I am sure the school will continue to move forward.”

Garry Hancock, the head teacher at Graham School, said: “We are immensely proud of these achievements and the positive way our students have responded to the increased opportunities and changes over the last few years.

“The students have continued Graham School’s tradition of sustained improvement and success over the last 20 years. This was a great reward for the teamwork and commitment in the school and the sheer hard work and talents of students and staff plus the excellent support of parents and governors.”

• For the full results visit: http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/education