St John's GCSE students celebrate record year
St John’s School in Marlborough has set yet another new record with 74 percent of the 256 GCSE students gaining five A*-C including English and Maths. The previous record of 67 percent was set last year.
The 256 students sat the equivalent of almost 3,000 GCSEs. Eighty-six percent achieved five GCSE grades C and above, smashing the previous record of 73 percent. Forty-three students achieved at least eight A or A* grades.
Headteacher Dr Patrick Hazlewood said: “This year’s results are simply outstanding. The problems of the split site were often cited as reasons why we could not achieve our full potential. Now that we have our new school the results have literally surpassed all expectations and broken all records.
"The hard work of our students, with outstanding teaching and support from all staff and parents, has created a really first class set of results of which we can all be very proud.”
This year’s top student was Fiona Moore with a remarkable 11 A* grades, closely followed by Frances Hamblin and Elen Pigott who both achieved 10 A*s and 1 A grade. Other top performers were Lucy Budd, Charlotte Farrow, Amy Gillespie, Anna James, Michael Loveday, Ella Rees, Andrew Slater and Charlotte Utton who all achieved at least five A* grades.
The majority of this year’s successful students will now study the International Baccalaureate or A-levels in St John’s Sixth Form.