GCSE students celebrate A* results in sunshine

Manor Academy students pick up their results
Manor Academy students pick up their results

GCSE students in Mansfield have proven they are a cut above after opening their results this morning.

Meden School welcomed a special visitor to the Warsop school for the opening of student’s results.

Coun John Peck, county council chairman for children and young people’s services, was on hand to congratualte students.

He said: “All indications for this year’s results in the county is that there has been a solid return in results.

“Meden School has certainly had phenominal results continuing on from last week’s A level results.

“I have been following the progress of Meden School and it shows that the partnership that has been made between the school and county council has been extremely effective.

“It was classed as a failing school a few years ago but I visited the school recently and I have been very impressed with the students and staff.

“There is inspirational leadership at Meden but I want to pay compliments to the students. It is their day and they have every right to be proud of their achievements.”

Students at The Samworth Church Academy in Mansfield were also excited to receive their GCSE results today.

The number of students gaining five or more high grade passes including english and mathematics was maintained at last year’s level of 50 per cent.

Students achieved an overall pass rate of 98 per cent with five or more achieving high grade passes at A* to C.

This figure increased from 97 per cent last year.

Michael Griffiths, Principal at The Samworth Church Academy, said “This has been another exciting day following our successful A Level results last week.

“The large improvement in our GCSE results last year has been maintained which is very pleasing.

“We are now totally confident that we can look forward to rising results in the years ahead.

“The Academy has a real belief in what its people can achieve, these results are a real tribute to the hard work of students and the support they have had from our hardworking staff and committed parents.”

Samworth Church Academy student, Beth Mortiboy, gained five A*s and five A’s amongst her results.

Holly Sanderson gained one A* and nine A’s amongst her results and Rebecca Wortley gained one A* and six A’s amongst her results.

The Manor Academy in Mansfield Woodhouse has also had a record year for results.

John Hickman, head teacher at the academy, said: “We had record results this year. The school has recorded an 11 per cent increase to 60 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including english and maths.

“Our core subject results are up which we are really pleased with as that has been a main focus.

“Staff have worked very hard with students supporting them and also I would like to say thank you to the parents and students who have been great.”

The school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate overall.

Simon Williams (16) is going to carry on with his A levels at the Academy next year after achieving A’s and A*’s in english language and literature, biology, chemistry, physics, history and IT.

He hopes to one day fly in the RAF and currently attends the Mansfield Air Cadets Squadron where he flies small aircrafts.

Staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate.

Buy next week’s Chad for a full run down of how all the school’s in the district got on in the GCSE results.