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Best year in Sir William Ramsay School’s history!
1:33pm Tuesday 24th August 2010 in Your Bucks - Education
“Sir William Ramsay’s 2010 GCSE results continue to underline the hard work and commitment of our students and staff” said Gaynor Comber, Headteacher. With a 9% increase on last year’s results, 77% of students achieved 5 A* - C grades with 48% of students achieving 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths - a new school record.
As in previous years, the students’ Art results were excellent with 2 subjects gaining 100% A* - C. Ten other subjects across the curriculum from French to Biology and Art Graphics impressed with an array of A*/A grades.
All candidates in English Language, Mathematics and Science gained a GCSE grade and across the whole range of achievement all candidates gained at least 1 GCSE pass.
The most spectacular performances this year came from Mark Peaple (11 A* & 2 A), Faisal Ashraf (11 A* & 1 A), Ian Fillingham (5 A* & 7 A), and Sarah Schreiber (2 A*, 6 A & 3 B); in total 39 students achieved 10 A* - Cs.
Faisal Ashraf, 16, was extremely pleased, but speechless on opening his results envelope. His father later spoke to staff, thanking everyone at the school for their help, encouragement and support.
Over 100 students are hoping to join the School’s Sixth Form in September, which will be offering a wide range of A level, BTEC and NVQ courses along with enrichment activities and support for re-take English and Maths.
“Overall we were pleased that so many of our Year 11 students met or surpassed their targets, with many thanks going to the parents, teaching and non-teaching staff who mentored and encouraged them to keep up their best efforts throughout the year” continued the Headteacher. She added: “It was also good to see the gender gap closing with a less than 3% difference in results including English and Maths. Boys slightly out-performed girls at 5 A* - C for the first time at the school.”
Based on information supplied by Gaynor Comber.
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