If you have a story call our newsdesk on 01722 426511 or email us. To advertise call 01722 426500.
We're A star bunch!
Buy this photo » Harriet Astbury, Sam Rogers, Ted Mariner and Thomas Scrivener. To see more photos from the Burgate's GCSE results, click Buy this Photo.
SCHOOLS in the New Forest are celebrating another great year of GCSE results, with lots of pupils gaining A* and A grades.
At Ringwood School 99 per cent of students achieved at least five passes, with 78 per cent gaining five or more A* to C grades and 65 per cent achieving at least five A* to C grades including English and maths.
The school had 46 pupils who achieved five A* or A grades and 16 who got at least nine A* and A grades – Nicholas Malky, Amalie Rollinson, James Shelton, George Whittingham, Thomas Phillips, Robert Shaw, Thomas Morris, Joshua Atkins, Shona Graham, Ellie Graff-Shea, Jordan Whalen, Poppy Jenkinson, Katherine Norris, Eve Franklin, Evie Davies and Katy Perriman.
Students studying BTEC qualifications achieved outstanding results, with a 100 per cent pass rate A* to C in all subjects.
Headteacher Christina Edwards said: “My congratulations go to all the students who have worked so hard over the past two years to achieve these excellent results. My thanks also go to the staff for their dedication and commitment in helping every student to achieve success and to our parents for their continuing support.”
At The Burgate School 75 per cent of entries earned A* to C grades and 64 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to Cs including maths and English, identical to last year’s figure.
More than a quarter of all Burgate’s pupils achieved at least five A* and A grades with 26 per cent of entries overall at A* or A.
Top performers were Samuel Rogers and Thomas Scrivener, both with ten A*s and two As, Katherine Connor with ten A*s, one A and a B, Sam Bradley with nine A*s, two As and a B and David Cakebread with eight A*s and four As.
Headteacher David Pover said: “Our Year 11 pupils had a very good work ethic and were determined to do well. While our top grades have improved significantly, I had hoped for a similar increase in the number of A* to C grades. However, in a national context of declining results, the fact that our number of ‘good GCSE grades’ has remained constant is very positive.
“We now look forward to welcoming record numbers of students into our Sixth Form. I must thank all of my staff for their hard work in enabling the pupils to get these excellent results.”
At Moyles Court School ten out of 17 pupils took ten or more GCSEs, with 82 per cent of pupils gaining at least five A* to C grades and 64 per cent of all grades at B or above.
Headteacher Greg Meakin said: “As a small non-selective independent school we are justifiably pleased with these results.
“More than a third of all grades achieved by our pupils this year are A* or A.
“This demonstrates the success of the educational experience and, particularly, the stretching the more able strategy at Moyles Court.
“Alongside academic success, most important to me is for Moyles Court pupils to graduate from the school confident, well-mannered and happy.”
At Trafalgar School at Downton 56 per cent of pupils got five top grades including maths and English. Top performers included Harriet Curtis-Hampson with seven A*s, five As and three Bs, and Lucy Barrett-Mead with five A*s, three As and five Bs.