Outstanding GCSE Success

All at Newcastle-under-Lyme School are delighted that our students have achieved the highest set of GCSE results for the School for five years with 61% of all entries graded at A* or A.

Of individual entries 30% were A*, 61% A* A, 84% A* B. 98% achieved an A* or A, 72% achieved at least 1A*.

There were a staggering 26 students gaining all A* or As.

As a School we choose to focus on 9 entries for most students. This year we had some great achievements from students who opted to take more.

Sandali Agarwal and Bethany Murray took 10 subjects and achieved all at A*.

Aum Choudhary took 10 and achieved 9A* and 1A.

Many students gained top scores in subjects which do not contribute to league tables or official statistics. We particularly excelled in Additional Maths, which is not reported in the main I/GCS statistics. One student, Raghav Chandra, received an A* in Additional Maths and also sat the CIE paper in Additional Maths gaining another A*.

Taking 9 subjects, Millie Wain gained all 9 at A*.

In surname order the following achieved A* or A in all nine of their subjects: Rachel Anderson, Euan Bagguley, Tom Bailey, Georgia Binnington, Jenson Bose, Francesca Challinor, Raghav Chandra, Avani Chavan, Beatrice Cooper, Matthew Davies, Hollie Franks, Amelia Guest, Freddie Jeffels, Callum Maddock, Angus Munro, Charlie Nash, Rhiannon Pass, Aarif Salim, Elijah Sawyer, Zohaib Shezad and Pete Vickers.

Headmaster Nick Vernon acknowledged the efforts and achievement of all the students, “We take great pride in all the individual results. We celebrate not only the achievements of those students whose names appear here due to their outstanding results, but also all those who achieved results beyond their own expectations – we never doubted any of you!”

We are delighted to report the GCSE successes of several younger students in Year 10 or below. Isabella Dobson (Drama A), Freja Edwards (Drama A), Emily Morley-Davies (Drama C), Lucy Wagg (Drama B), Daniek Macauley (Dutch A*), Stephen Wake (French A*), and Mary and Mark El-Nimr in Year 7 and 8 both achieved A* in Arabic.

A note to students who are still awaiting re-marks: we will continue to update any changes here and publish the tables when we have the final picture.

GCSE Success

More than half of all GCSE grades achieved by students at Newcastle-under-Lyme School in 2016 are A* or A grades.

Eleven students have achieved A* in eight or nine subjects, with the following six students achieving nine A* grades: Ellen Nelson-Rowe, Ananya Arora, Georgia Whilock, Choi Ling Yu, Fida Salahudeen and Saba Nasrolahi.

Furthermore, 79 per cent of all grades achieved by the 91 students who sat GCSE Examinations this summer are at A* - B.

Headmaster David Williamson said, “I congratulate all of our students on these superb GCSE results, reflecting so well on their study skills and the support of their wider families and teachers. These results, taken with our excellent A level performance last week, clearly demonstrate the academic strengths of our School.”

Newcastle-under-Lyme School sees increase in A* Grades

It’s another very impressive set of A level results at Newcastle-under-Lyme School. The percentage of entries awarded the highest A* grade has risen to 18.1 per cent. The A* grade was first awarded in 2010 to pick out the highest achieving students at A level. 70.2 per cent of entries have been awarded A* to B grades.

Anmol Arora and Alice Bedwell achieved A* grades in four subjects with a further 13 students achieving A* or A grades in three or more subjects.

A total of 15 of the 56 students (27 per cent) achieved A* or A grades in at least three subjects.

This year the percentage A* and A is 44 per cent.

“We are delighted to report a set of top class A level results once again this year”, said Headmaster David Williamson. “We are very proud of our students who have worked so very hard to achieve these splendid grades. The efforts and commitment of parents, teachers and, of course, the students themselves should never be taken for granted. Well done to everyone!"

Record Grades at A level

It’s a record breaking year at Newcastle-under-Lyme School with some 82 per cent of entries being awarded A* to B. This is the highest in the School’s history with over a quarter (27 per cent) of all entries being awarded the A* grade, first awarded in 2010 to pick out the highest achieving students at A level. This is also the highest percentage achieved by students at the School.

Alex Brian, Lauren Horton, Raihan Mohammed, Jonathan Stafford and Lyric Jain have secured places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Philip Eccleston, Lauren Horton, Abbie Keats and Jonathan Stafford achieved A* grades in four subjects with Andrew Foxall and Lyric Jain achieving A* or A grades also in four subjects. Rachel Fu, Jenny Gee, George Stephens, Daniel Tsiang and Emma Withers achieved three A* grades.

28 of the 80 students achieved A* or A grades in at least three subjects.

This year the percentage A* and A is 55.42 per cent with 82 per cent of all awards being at B grade or higher.

“These are truly outstanding results”, said Headmaster Nick Rugg. “We are delighted for the students who have worked so very hard to achieve these excellent grades. The efforts and commitment of parents, teachers and, of course, the students themselves should never be taken for granted and we are very proud of our students and the results they have achieved. Well done to everyone!"

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