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GCSE results: Maths team at Fort Hill produce the goods
AT Fort Hill Community School in Winklebury, deputy headteacher Toby Sim said students had achieved 65 per cent pass rates in A* to C grades overall, up on last year’s 57 per cent. But grades for those gaining five GCSE A* to C grades, including English and maths, were down to 42 per cent from last year’s 43 per cent.
Mr Sim said: “The maths team have produced the goods, with a 67 per cent pass overall, despite the well documented change in measures. While we have some work to do regarding our English grades, we intend looking at each child’s results individually, and decide whether to appeal.”
Russell Bridgewater, head of Year 11 and a maths teacher, mentioned a number of pupils he had been proud of, praising young mother Beth Porter, who had done well despite giving birth to a child in Year 10, and head boy Adam Tarrant, who had made his target grades in maths and English despite having to overcome dyslexia. Adam said: “I’m happy with everything, right now.”
Prom King and Queen, Caillum Johnson and Emily Porter, were both overjoyed with their passes in maths and English, with Caillum gaining a grade three places higher than expec-ted in Spanish, and Emily a distinction in science.
School friends Amy Jane Braithwaite and Katy Tarrant failed to hold back the tears as they celebrated their A* results with drama teacher Kirsty Bailey. Katy said “I can’t describe how happy we are.”
It was left to Adam Greep and Scott Boyle to keep the stiff upper lip, although both were both clearly enthused by their their respective A and B grades in maths.
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