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GCSE 2013 Round-up: Romsey
ROMSEY School head teacher Gareth Bell paid an emotional tribute to his pupils as he watched them open their GCSE results for the last time.
Nearly a third of all grades at the Greatbridge Road school were either A* or A grades with 28 per cent of pupils getting five or more A* and A grades.
Overall, 93 per cent of pupils clinched A* to C grades with 67 per cent getting five including maths and English and 98 per cent A* to G.
Mr Bell, 57, who is retiring after 18 years to pursue his hobby of mountain climbing, was presented with a ceremonial bell.
He said: “It’s the greatest thing in the world seeing them so happy with their results.”
Star performers included deputy head boy Patrick Bolton who got 16 A*s and As after taking an extra Latin exam and triple sciences.
The 16-year-old from Westering said: “I was a bit nervous coming into school today but I was confident in how I would do.”
Elizabeth Harris got 11 A*s, while Melissa Field and Grace Birch got 13 A*s and As each.
Hampshire Collegiate School were also celebrating a bumper set of results with 90 per cent of pupils gaining five A* to Cs.
Maria Naguib and Navdeep Shahi gained ten A*s and As while Madison Taylor and Candice Rademaker got nine.
Principal Hector MacDonald said: “Once again the dedication of talented teachers and good attitude from the students have combined to give fine results.”
Spirits were high at Mountbatten School, where 68 per cent of pupils got A* to Cs including English and maths – one per cent higher than last year.
A third of grades were either A*s or As, while 56 per cent were at least a B.
Harry Cutbill and Oliver Lerway got nine A*s and three As each, while Sam Oglivy scored nine A*s and an A.
Head teacher Heather Mcilroy said: “We are very pleased as the results show a significant number of students achieving high grades over a range of subjects.”
Meanwhile, pupils and teachers at Test Valley School were celebrating an outstanding set of exam results with 65 per cent of teenagers achieving five or more A* to C grades, while more than half got five or more A*-Cs including English and maths.
Head teacher, Louisa Hiscock, said: “Pupils and staff have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these results.”
THEY have witnessed difficult times in the last six months, but Stanbridge Earls School pupils
proved their hard work and dedication by gaining outstanding exam results.
Nearly half of teenagers (49 per cent) gained A* to C grades at the Romsey school – up 11 per cent on last year.
In total 24 per cent of pupils gained at least five A* to Cs including English and maths.
It came after last week’s announcement that the school is shutting its doors after failing to
get enough pupils on its roll for September, following the fallout from an investigation into alleged sex abuse claims.