Rotherham GCSE results

Published Thursday, 21st August 2014
Girl reading in class
Girl reading in class

Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

A total of 3,308 students took GCSEs this year and schools are reporting that five A*- C passes, including English and Maths are at 60.1 per cent, five A*- C are at 67.1 per cent and five A*- G are at 97.1 per cent.

There have been significant changes to GCSE reporting this year, making like-for like comparisons with last year’s results difficult to relate.

These changes include a shift away coursework to towards end-of-year exam based results and the removal of some teacher assessments in English.

Among the highest percentage at  five A*- C including English and Maths were: 

  • Wickersley School and Sports College: 78%
  • Aston Academy: 73%
  • Dinnington Comprehensive 64%

 Among individual results were: 

Aston: 

  • Hannah Saville – 12A*, 2A, 1B
  • Keaton Askew – 11A* 2A, 1B

 Maltby: 

  • Harry Steele 8A*, 3A
  • Fallon Smith 7A*, 4A

Oakwood:

  • Freja Haddrill Selman 9A*, 4A
  • Molly Happs 7A*, 5A

Rawmarsh:  

  • Olivia Whiting 12A*, 1A, including Maths and Further Maths.
  • Michala Richardson 11A*, 1A including Triple Science.

Wickersley:

  • Oliver Brown 13A*, 3A
  • Francesca Geraghty 13A*, 3A, 2B 

Wales: 

  • David Tune 8A*, 5A
  • Genevieve Justice 7A*, 5A 

Wingfield:  

  • Liam Car 9A*, 1A

Cabinet Member for Education and Public Health Services, Cllr Amy Rushforth, said: "It’s another fantastic set of results for many Rotherham young people.

"It's heartening to see, year-on-year, Rotherham’s young people blossoming, succeeding and making the town proud with their efforts and achievements.

"These results are a huge credit to the teachers, parents and, of course, the students themselves.

"I know a lot of hard work has gone into achieving these marks today and I'd like to pass my congratulations on to each and every student for their dedication and perseverance."

Director of Schools and Lifelong Learning, Dorothy Smith, added: "Well done to Rotherham's students for their GCSE results today.

"A lot of hard work has been put into attaining these results and I'm incredibly proud of their accomplishments.

"It's onwards and upwards for Rotherham's students now, with many taking their next steps into further education.

"I wish them continued success, send my heartfelt thanks to all the staff who have supported our students and, once again, congratulations to them all."