I’m doubly interested in the GCSE results this year, but from a Blenheim perspective a really big shout out and congratulations to the pupils and staff at both Belfairs and The Eastwood Academy for their massive improvement in GCSE results. And, of course, well done to those who go elsewhere.
An extract from the press release issued by the Council a short while ago full story here:
“At Belfairs Academy, 69 per cent of GCSE pupils achieved 5 A*-Cs including Maths and English, (an increase of 22 percentage points on 2012).
Meanwhile, Eastwood Academy celebrated as its rate of pupils achieving 5 A*-Cs including Maths and English increased by 20 percentage points since 2009.
Four years ago, 52 per cent of pupils attained these results compared with 72 per cent this year. The 2013 results represent an increase of five percentage points since 2012.
James Courtenay, Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, said: “We are enormously proud of the achievement of all the young people collecting their GCSE results this year. The results reflect the hard work of the pupils and their teachers.
“I would particularly like to congratulate the pupils and staff at Belfairs Academy and St Bernard’s High School for their rapid improvement on last year, and The Eastwood Academy for their near-continuous improvement over the past five years.
“As we begin the new academic year, we all continue with even more determination to close the gap and improve results for all our young people.”“