GCSE results: New records for Radcliffe students

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The Radcliffe School is celebrating outstanding GCSE results and new records at both individual student and whole school level.

A total of 98 per cent of students achieved the five A* to C benchmark, up from 96 per cent last year, and 56 per cent gained five A* to C grades, including maths and English – up 16 per cent on results from 2012.

Overall the school’s students achieved significant improvements in the number of A* to B grades awarded, from 23 per cent in 2012 to 68 per cent this year.

Nine of the 16 subject areas achieved 100 per cent A* to C grades.

Among the fantastic individual success stories were Belinda Rich with 16 A*s, two As and a B; Stacie Reed with 13 A*s, three As and a B; Farhan Saleem with 10 A*s and seven As; and Martin Jones with eight A*s, five As and four Bs.

Chair of Governors Barney Payne said: “These are strong results, I am extremely proud of the students and staff for the consistent efforts they have made to achieve the best results in the school’s history.”

John O’Donnell, Headteacher, added: “I couldn’t be more proud of the achievement of our students and the support they have received from parents/carers and staff. It is wonderful when hard work is rewarded.”