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Droitwich headteacher "disappointed" at GCSE results
2:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
DROITWICH Spa High School’s headteacher said she was disappointed after this year’s GCSE results failed to match the success of last week’s A level grades.
Just a week after Natalie Waters celebrated the Briar Mill school’s best ever A level results, she discovered that more than half of pupils had failed to get five GCSE grades of A* to C, including English and maths.
Students gathered with friends, parents and teachers today to find out if their hard work had paid off.
This year’s figure of 49 per cent is down on last year’s total of 62 per cent.
Headteacher Natalie Waters said: “We are disappointed that our headline figure of 49 per cent getting five A*-C grades, including English and maths, should be so far below our normal standard. This was the result of some 25 marginal candidates falling on the wrong side of the borderline by a single grade.
“Above and below them were many very pleasing individual performances. Twenty students gained at least eight A or A* grades and elsewhere there were many solid personal achievements which will open the way to employment or further study.
“We were delighted with the school’s A level results this year. By any measure they are the best we have ever had. Despite the pressures on university entry that has been widely reported, our candidates were successful in securing places across the country, including two who will be taking up places at Oxford.”
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