29th August 2012
LYME REGIS: Mixed GCSE results for Woodroffe School as A*-C grade success but drop in students acheiving benchmark five pass grades
By Francesca Evans
YEAR 11 students from the Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis celebrated as they collected their GCSE results on Thursday.
The school achieved an “outstanding” set of results with 80.2 per cent of students receiving five A* to C grades - well above the national average and above 80 per cent for the fifth year in a row.
However, the school was hit by tougher marking in English exams seen across the country, meaning a below usual 66 per cent achieved the benchmark figure of five GCSEs including maths and English.
High achieving students still did particularly well this year with 24 per cent of GCSE entries reaching the top A or A* grades.
Top of the class was Tom Gater who received 10 A*s, followed by Eva Blore, Rebecca Riddle and Polly Rodin all with eight A*s and two As.
Rachel Clarke and Alice Jenkin achieved six A*s and three As while Bethany Staples gained five A*s and five As.
Other top performers included Alexander Hall-Hickman (four A*s and six As), Christopher De Bank (four A*s and five As), Tom Kiernan (two A*s and six As), Alex McStea (four A*s and four As), Ellie Pring (three A*s and seven As), Hannah Pullinger (three A*s and six As), Lisa Sargent (four A*s and six As), Lucy Sargent (one A* and seven As), Hannah Simpson (two A*s and eight As), Fiona Sinclair (three A*s and seven As), Sam Urqhart (one A* and seven As) and Tess Voysey (three A*s and seven As).
Headteacher Dr Richard Steward said: “This is an excellent set of results. I am delighted to see that the school has sustained its high levels of attainment and it is a pleasure to see so many superb individual performances.
“As ever, students have worked incredibly hard and one can only admire the commitment and determination of those young people who manage to achieve high grades across such a broad range of disciplines.”
As reported in last week’s View, this has been a particularly successful year for the Woodroffe School, which was named “outstanding” in an Ofsted report, named as one of 200 National Teaching Schools and celebrated excellent A-level results last week.
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