GCSE results day in Milton Keynes

Ousedale School GCSE results Andrew Chen and Charli Twyford
Ousedale School GCSE results Andrew Chen and Charli Twyford

Youngsters at Ousedale School have produced an increase in the number of top grades, with 80 of them bringing home at least five A or A* grades.

29 per cent of students earned A* or A in maths, and 23 per cent did the same in English.

Ousedale School GCSE results Isabelle Hawkes

Ousedale School GCSE results Isabelle Hawkes

Top achieving pupils include Andrew Chen with 11 A*s including an A** in further maths plus an A grade in AS maths, Charlie Twyford, Isabelle Hawkes and May Shakespeare who each earned 12 A*s.

Kudos also goes to Lucy Attwood with 11 top grades including an A** in further maths, Esme Peers’ 10 A*s including A** in further maths, and Ed Shakespeare’s 10 A*s including A** in further maths.

At Walton High, 71 per cent of students achieved an A*/A grade or Distinction* in their GCSEs and BTEC qualifications, with 35 students gaining the highest grades in eight or more subjects.

Among the many outstanding individual performances at the school were Joseph Webber and Harry Gross, with 12 A* and 11 A* grades. Executive principal Michelle Currie said: “We are very proud of all our students’ achievements whether these are in the exam hall, on the sports field or the stage.”

Hazeley Academy saw similar levels of success, with 97 per cent of students achieving five or more GCSE passes. In the core subjects, 82 per cent of students achieved the higher grades A*-C in maths and 76 per cent in English.

“Yet again, our wonderful students have excelled themselves and achieved the excellent results they fully deserve,” said principal Mark Bennison, who will leave to take up a role as a senior executive and principal in a multi-academy chain of schools in Harrow next week.

“As I move back into London, I am proud of the achievements of students and staff.”

The Year 11 victory continues at Shenley Brook End School, with 64 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths. Particularly high-flying students include Desislava Eneva, with 13 A*s and two As, and Eliza Gurner, achieving 11 A*s and five As.

Headteacher Glen Martin commended the students’ response to national changes in the curriculum: “Although some of our students have been affected by the changes in English, they have responded through hard work to achieve the fantastic result of gaining A*-C grades in over 80 per cent of all 3,200 subject entries, and 50 per cent at A*-B.”

Thornton College School was also highly successful, with pupils achieving record GCSE results. A whopping 100 per cent of Year 11s achieved at least five A*- C grades, with 58 per cent of all passes being gained at A* or A. Headmistress Agnes Williams said: “These results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of all of our students as well as to the expertise and dedication of their teachers.”

Oakgrove School is also celebrating its highest-ever GCSE results score, with 73 per cent of students gaining five A*-C passes including English and maths.

Top performers include Ariadna Puchal Carrillo, Maxine Thomas-Asante and Hannah Samme, all of whom achieved A* and A grades across the board.

Headteacher Peter Barnes said the results were an outstanding achievement: “Once again this shows the excellent academic outcomes achieved by students at Oakgrove School. It is great to see so many students having done so well and in such a vast array of subjects. We are all so pleased.”

Another set of top results came out of Denbigh School, where 79 and 80 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades in English and maths – well above the national figures.

Headteacher Sarah Parker said: “We are very pleased that so many of our students have secured the required grades to continue their studies with us into the sixth form.

This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, staff and parents here at Denbigh.”

Students at MK College were also delighted after receiving pleasing results from the college’s GCSE resit programme.

“After pulling out of school, I attempted to come back again last year, but I had some personal issues and dropped out,” said 20-year-old Matthew Cardy, who achieved a B in English and a C in maths.

“I came back this year and the support was great. I can now start doing what everyone else has been doing since they were 16.”

Milton Keynes Council has congratulated students across the city.

Councillor Norman Miles, lead member for children and lifelong learning, said: “This year’s GCSE results are a credit to the hard work and commitment that Milton Keynes’ students, school staff and governors put in all year round.

“These young people now have the best possible foundation on which to build their futures. On behalf of Milton Keynes Council I would like to congratulate every student celebrating today.”

And it was a busy morning at Stantonbury where over 300 students collected their results.

Overall, 68 per cent of students achieved 5 or more A* - C passes. Almost half were awarded at least one A/A* grade, 50 students achieved at least three A/A* grades (14 per cent) and 28 achieved 5 or more A*/As.

Our congratulations go to Rebecca Ward (7 x A* and 2 A grades), Zain Hussain (6A* and 4A), Hattie Roe-Cox (5A*, 4A) Amber Bail (6A*, 3A and 1B) and many others for their outstanding personal achievements.

The school also sustained strong performance at subject level, with a 100 per cent pass rate in business, including 91 per cent A*/A grades and a 100 per cent pass rate in textiles, ICT, music, public services and sport, all subjects where over 25 per cent of students gained top grades. There were also good grades in GCSE graphics, dance and German. Science A*-C pass rates were also pleasing with chemistry achieving 90 per cent, physics 87 per cent and additional science 88 per cent.

56 per cent of students in English, 55 per cent in mathematics gained an A*-C, with 40 per cent reaching the new government benchmark of 5+A-C grades across a redefined range of subjects including English and mathematics.

Principal Chris Williams said: “There’s so much hard work from students and staff behind these results and the well deserved success of our young people.”