Students celebrate GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 14:24 23 August 2007 | UPDATED: 15:14 12 May 2010

Students celebrate

Students celebrate

The GCSE results are out - and it doesn t look like the rain has dampened many spirits today (Thursday). There were celebrations at The Meridian School in Royston with 63 per cent of students achieving grade C or better. The number of A and A* grades incr

The GCSE results are out - and it doesn't look like the rain has dampened many spirits today (Thursday).

There were celebrations at The Meridian School in Royston with 63 per cent of students achieving grade C or better.

The number of A and A* grades increased with 20 per cent of all entries gaining at least one grade A.

The school's top scorer was Michael Hill who was awarded 12 A* grades while

James S Day had grades that included 10 A*.

Assistant head teacher David Atkins, said: "The results are a tribute to the students, who have worked hard to achieve so well.

"The majority of these students will now be studying A-level courses at The Meridian Sixth Form College, where we are really looking forward to working with them."

There were plenty of smiles at Melbourn Village College where three of its English students were among the top five in the country.

Gareth Johnson, Andrew Szopa-Comley and Lizzie Quinlan scooped the top English grades.

Warden Ron Berry, said: "The students did well, this was our best year group yet."

At Bassingbourn Village College 67 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades.

Freman College in Buntingford followed up last week's record A-level results with its best GCSE figures.

Over a quarter of grades attained were A*s or A's, while 71 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C's.

Head teacher Helen Loughran said: "This is a remarkable set of results. The students did extremely well.

"They worked hard and really deserved some fantastic grades. The high grades also reflect the expertise and dedication of the teachers who have enabled the students to produce record results both at GCSE and A-level this year.


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