Schools toast students' success

PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010

SCHOOLS in Crow Country have been celebrating another batch of record breaking exam results following the release of the latest performance tables. At the Meridian School in Royston, the average number of points scored by A-level students rose from 673.8

SCHOOLS in Crow Country have been celebrating another batch of record breaking exam results following the release of the latest performance tables.

At the Meridian School in Royston, the average number of points scored by A-level students rose from 673.8 in 2007 to 707 last year.

At GSCE level 57 per cent of grades were in the A*-C bracket.

There was a further boost for the school when it was announced that all 160 Year 11 students who took their GCSE maths exams early achieved pass grades.

The students sat the exams seven months early and all passed, with 63 per cent of achieving grades A*-C.

Dr Michael Firth, headteacher, said: "These are exceptional results - the school is both delighted and proud of students and staff. What a tremendous morale boost to Year 11 as they prepare for their other exams later in the year."

Alice Hully, a Year 11 student who achieved an A* grade, said: "I am thrilled with the result which takes the pressure off, allowing me to concentrate on the other subjects being examined later on."

Students will now move on to study either GCSE statistics or commence their A-level maths courses early.

n At Freman College, Buntingford, 68 per cent of results were grade A*-C, while the college's A-level students scored an average of 878.3 points.

Headteacher Helen Loughran said: 'The performance tables show another really successful year's results for the students at the college.

"We were particularly delighted by our GCSE students' results which broke college records for the fourth year running.

"The performance tables also highlight just how many of our students are taking GCSEs in modern foreign languages and doing very well in them at a time when these subjects are sadly in decline nationally - 64 per cent of all students achieved a top grade in at least one language with some students also taking a GCSE in Latin.

"This is going to give them an all-important edge in an increasingly competitive jobs market."

Ms Loughran added that the results at both GCSE and A-level are "a real tribute to the quality of teaching and also the hard work of students".

Meanwhile, 58 per cent of GCSE grades at Bassingbourn Village College were grade A* - C, while the proportion of students achieving those scores at Melbourn Village College was 49 per cent.

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