Ashfield students celebrate good GCSE results

A  pupil at Quarrydale school in Sutton anxiously opens her GCSE results
A pupil at Quarrydale school in Sutton anxiously opens her GCSE results

TEENAGERS across Ashfield have been rewarded for years of hard work at school with another set of excellent GCSE results

Sutton Centre Community College has continued its impressive run of improvements by recording its best ever results yet again.

Natalie Brown, Elle Topliss, Annie Stathan, Jodie Sharpe and Tanu Chaturbedi  get their GCSE results at Sutton Centre

Natalie Brown, Elle Topliss, Annie Stathan, Jodie Sharpe and Tanu Chaturbedi get their GCSE results at Sutton Centre

Forty-one per cent of students achieved five A*-Cs including English and maths, with 89 per cent achieving five A* to Cs across all subjects.

Headteacher Simon Martin said that the strong English and maths results were ‘particularly pleasing’.

Students at Quarrydale Academy are also celebrating its best ever results.

The percentage of youngsters achieving at least five A*-C grades was 67 per cent, while 94 per cent of students achieved five A*-C grades overall.

Headteacher Jonathan Crone said: “We are absolutely delighted for all our young people who have worked really hard to achieve these fantastic results.

Kirkby College exceeded its pass rate targets by a long way, said headteacher Simon Taylor.

Sixty-six per cent of students achieved five A*-C grades overall, with 37 per cent passing five or more A*-Cs including English and maths.

Mr Taylor said: “This year’s results are the fruits of hard work by students and staff, with the support of parents, and is a testament to the school’s culture and ethos, where hard work and good discipline are rewarded with very strong results - a school where hard work and good behaviour really does pay off.”

Staff and students at Selston Arts and Community College are celebrating its best ever set of results, with 93 per cent of youngsters gaining five or more good GCSEs and 61 per cent achieving five or more A*-Cs including English and maths.

“We are extremely pleased with these results. They represent some of our best ever student performances,” said headteacher Kevin Gaiderman.

“Indeed, 70 per cent of students in 2012 achieved a C grade or better in GCSE English – an increase of four per cent from last year.

“Seventy-three per cent of students achieved a C grade or better in GCSE Mathematics - an increase of 8 per cent, with 22 per cent of students achieving an A or A*.”