GCSE results day 2018: Meridian School, Royston

PUBLISHED: 13:26 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:26 23 August 2018

Finlay Collins, Kieran Conyers and Oscar Berry with their results. Picture: Meridian

Finlay Collins, Kieran Conyers and Oscar Berry with their results. Picture: Meridian


GCSE students at Meridian School in Royston are celebrating success with the school achieving its “best ever GCSE results”.

Katharine Ealand with her results. Picture: MeridianKatharine Ealand with her results. Picture: Meridian

A school spokeswoman said: “Many congratulations to the class of 2018 on achieving an amazing set of results, continuing the upwards rise in examination results for the school.

“The results show as a centre there are huge improvements to celebrate with a nearly 10 per cent rise in the number of children achieving Grades 5 in both English and maths since 2017, securing the highest ever attainment for the school.

“Attainment 8 figures look to have increased by four points from the previous year and early indications for Progress 8 are that a positive figure will be achieved for the first time by the school.

“In the new government measure, early indications are that a positive figure will be achieved for the first time by school.

Daisy Needham and Issy Ryan pleased with their results. Picture: MeridianDaisy Needham and Issy Ryan pleased with their results. Picture: Meridian

“We are particularly pleased that we have achieved such truly impressive results when the bar is being significantly raised nationally and the exam system has changed.”

Acting Headteacher Kim Horner stated: “I am absolutely delighted that the hard work and dedication of the students and staff this year has resulted in our highest ever results.

“It is fantastic that we have managed to secure such a remarkable increase in results in a time of significant change at GCSE. I wish all of our students the very best for their next venture”.

Students who achieved particularly impressive results across the board were:

Charlotte Davies and Emily Harman with their results at Meridian. Picture: MeridianCharlotte Davies and Emily Harman with their results at Meridian. Picture: Meridian

• Oscar Berry, with three at grade 9, four at grade 8, and three 7s

• Kathryn Ealand scored four at grade 9, four at grade 8, and one 7

• Daisy Needham gained three grade 9s, two 8s, two grade 7s, a six and an A

• Issy Ryan achieved four grade 9s, three 8s, one grade 7, plus one A

• Finlay Collins gained two grade 9s, two grade 8s, four 6s and one A* grade

• Kieran Conyers scored three at grade 9, three grade 8, one grade 6, two at grade 5

• Charlotte Davies achieved one 9, three grade 8s, two 7s, one grade 6 and one grade 5

• Emily Harman gained five grade 9, two grade 8, two grade 6

• Owen Wood’s results were five 8s, one grade 7, two grade 6 plus one A grade.

The school are said to be delighted with the results showing impressive results both for individual students and across the board as a centre.

Particular achievements were celebrated in the sciences, with the highest grade possible, grade 9 being awarded 12 times in combined sciences, as well as in separate chemistry and physics.

Staff were also pleased to also see the highest grades achieved in art, computing, English language, geography, history, maths, Spanish, music, PE, and religious studies.

Acting deputy headteacher Zoe Andrews said: “We are really proud of our students who have worked hard, listened to their subject-specialist teachers and shown great effort and commitment to their studies to achieve the highest grades possible.

“We are particularly proud of our science department and the great work that has been done here to achieve this number of grade 9s awarded in the subject. Huge congratulations to the staff and students for their hard work.”


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