December 10 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Friday, August 23, 2013
Brentwood students were celebrating outstanding GCSE results this week.
At Brentwood School students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate and nearly 86 per cent got A* to B grades.
Three students were top of the crop and had straight A* passes – Harry Beadle, Nicole McKechnie and Ruby Ison.
Nicole was delighted with her 11 A*s and said: “I am really, really happy. I just wanted to feel proud of myself.”
She will now study English, maths, history, French, Latin and physics through the International Baccalaureate diploma.
Harry said his grades were unexpected. “I am really happy and glad to be starting in the sixth form.”
He will study further maths, maths, physics, Latin and economics.
A thrilled Ruby said she was overjoyed to have achieved such great results and was so pleased to see proof of all her hard work.
Ruby’s family were also ecstatic to hear of her achievement and praised the school’s staff.
Headmaster Ian Davies said: “A record number of students sat GCSEs at Brentwood this year and for the results to be so good is quite remarkable.”
Brentwood County High School said it was “absolutely delighted” to announce its best-ever GCSE results.
Sixty-seven per cent of Year 11s achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths.
Headteacher Stephen Drew said: “I am thrilled that so many of our students have achieved such fantastic outcomes at the end of Year 11.
“Having top grades to go on to sixth form, college or employment is key to young people and I am proud that we have enabled our students to achieve these.
“A rise of nine per cent in the key headline GCSE measure is great news for our school as we seek continuous improvement.”
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