Rotherham GCSE resultsPublished Thursday, 20th August 2015
Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).
Approximately 3,000 students took the GCSE exams across 16 schools in the borough this year.
There were some significant performances among individual schools including:
- Wingfield Academy pupils achieving 5*A - C, including English and Maths, increased by 25% to 63%, and improved in 5A* - C by 8% to 66%.
- Wales High School pupils achieving 5*A – C, including English and Maths, increased by 3.7% to 64.3%, and 5 A* - C improved by 8.4% to 75.7%.
- Clifton Comprehensive pupils achieving 5*A - C including English and Maths, increased by 14.6% to 43%, and their 5 A* - C increased by 13.4% to 52%.
Amongst those figures there were also a number of individual success stories, including Maddie Jewitt and Jessica Chan from Saint Pius X Catholic High School who received 10A* & 1A and 7A*, 4A & 1B respectively.
Aston Academy pupils Abigail Pinchbeck, Natalie Magee and Becky Cooper all received 10A* & 2A and Maltby Academy pupils Lili Crawshaw, Alex Slack and Ella Nartey received 9A* & 1A, 8A* & 4A and 8A* & 2A respectively.
Wickersley School and Sports College pupils Grace McCaffery and Emily O’Boyle both received 12A*& 2A, with their fellow pupils Joseph Massingham receiving 11A*, 2A & 1B and Hope Liversidge receiving 11A* & 1B.
Charlotte Palmer and Caitlyn Barber from Wath Comprehensive School both received 12A*. Caitlyn’s results are of particular note as she is a year younger than her fellow pupils.
Strategic Director for Children and Young People’s Services, Ian Thomas, said: "Congratulations to all the students who have worked so hard to achieve these results, they are a credit to the teachers, parents and, of course, the pupils themselves.
“Early indications show that Rotherham’s results for English are significantly improved from last year, something to be incredibly proud of.
“Maltby Academy, Wickersley, Winterhill and Saint Pius X all have an incredible 100% record for English A* – G, with Aston and Wingfield not far behind with 99.6% and 99.4% respectively, which is an amazing result.
“I know a lot of hard work has gone into achieving these results and I’d like to say ‘well done’ to each and every student for their dedication and perseverance.
“It’s onwards and upwards for Rotherham’s students now with many taking their next steps into further education. I wish them all continued success in both their lives, and learning.”