GCSE results day 2017: Freman College, Buntingford
PUBLISHED: 15:09 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:09 24 August 2017
The headteacher at Freman College in Buntingford has praised students for "achieving great results" after GCSE results were opened this morning.
In total, 83 per cent of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in maths, 85 per cent achieved a grade 4 or higher in English and English Language and 80 per cent achieved grade 4 to 9 or above in English and Maths.
There were 12 students who achieved 10 or more GCSEs at grades 7 to 9, or A*/A, with many more scored eight or more GCSEs at this level.
Students from Royston were well represented amongst Freman’s high flyers, including ex-Greneway student Zyra Brassington who gained nine GCSEs at grades A* and two grade As.
Meanwhile ex-Roysia student Alex Turlais is celebrating 10 GCSEs all at grade A or above.
And it’s is not just Year 11 students who are celebrating GCSE success at Freman.
A significant number of Year 9 students who have just finished their first year at the school have been awarded the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ Level 2 qualification in Finance, which is equivalent to a GCSE.
In addition, five Year 10 Freman students gained outstanding grades in a variety of language GCSEs this summer.
This included two Royston students – Callum Ovenstone who gained an A* in Dutch and Wiktoria Soborak who was awarded A* in Polish.
Amy Gilbride got an A* in German and Thomas Forster gained an A* in Chinese while Georgie Englishby is celebrating an A in Japanese.
Headteacher Helen Loughran said: “With the new English and maths grades, it’s not possible to compare this year’s results exactly with previous years. “However, everything is indicating to us that this year’s results are looking very comparable to those achieved by our students last year, which placed us in the top five per cent of schools in the country for progress at GCSE.
“The students and their teachers have done a fantastic job, achieving great results across all subjects. Their hard work has really paid off.”