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, Jensen 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.

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