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Wyre Forest pupils open 2013 GCSE results - live blog
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- - Youngsters open their GCSE results after years of hard work.
- - National reports say heads think changes mean there will be "turbulence" in grading.
- - Teaching unions say grades will be hard to compare with other years.
12:37am Fri 23 Aug 13
Totally agree with Tim Gulliver's comments. My daughter Chlo has picked up 4 C grades, 1 B and a Merit today and we could not be more proud. Despite having little over 80% attendance for signiicant periods due t o Crohns and Epilepsy..thesupport she has had from King Charles amazing staff has been second to none.THANK YOU.Also well donel to ALL of the inspirational kids there often fighting against difficulty, who tried their hardest regardless of outcome. Its not all about the A**** :)
In case anyone has been on the edge of their seats wondering how the Government would spin this year's exam results -
PM: Congratulations to everyone getting their #GCSE exam results today. Rise in more rigorous academic subjects is good news.— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) August 22, 2013
WORCESTERSHIRE has bucked the national drop in the number of students receiving higher grades.
The percentage of pupils across Worcestershire County Council’s 29 high schools achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, is 63.8 per cent, an improvement on 2012’s figure of 60.7 per cent.
The proportion of students gaining A* to C grades in any subject has risen to 84.7 per cent from 83.4 per cent in 2012.
National figures have suggested a drop in the proportion of students gaining the higher grades.
Conservative councillor Liz Eyre, council cabinet member for children and families, said: “It’s wonderful to hear that our schools and the county’s students have risen to the challenge and achieved a range of top marks yet again.
“This achievement is quite remarkable as it is against a backdrop which has predicted falling grades and really does reflect the hard work of the pupils and the dedication and support from teachers, families and all those concerned.”
... and pupils in Stourport are also celebrating -
... and at the Bewdley School ...
Plenty to smile about at King Charles I School ...
Time for some more pictures ...
GCSE Results Day! | College News | Kidderminster College http://t.co/DUy0RkZ10v— @youthcabinetW 22 August 2013
We are expecting, mid-afternoon, a comment about this year's GCSE results and how teenagers and schools have performed from Worcestershire County Council who are currently busy collecting data from across the county
At Baxter College, in Kidderminster, 88 per cent of pupils receiving their results today got five or more A* to C grades. Ther pecentage of students gaining five or more A* to C's including English and maths was 49 per cent.
Headteacher Dave Seddon the school had seen 316 A* passes - a rise of 13 per cent from last year. He said: "I am chuffed to bits about it."
Wolverley CE Secondary School headteacher Richard North says 78 per cent of his students achieved five or more A* to C grades, which allows them to progress to pursue higher level courses at college or sixth form. 46 per cent of students achieved five A*to C including English and Mathematics.
Passed all my subjects! Can't wait to go to @KidderminstColl :)— @MollRose_x 22 August 2013
Despite news stories causing fear about grade "turbulence" WF schools have some great results. Lots of smiles today— @wtomaney 22 August 2013
RT @ChloePs_music: Got my B in music and that is all that matters, kiddiminster college here I come @KidderminstColl— @KidderminstColl 22 August 2013
Massive congratulations to our percussionist @alistair_howard for his GCSE results!! Smart as well as talented!! #sbb #gcse— @StourportBrass 22 August 2013
Celebrations at Lacon Childe School
James Powell gets a hug off his mum.
Celebrations at Lacon Childe School
Headteacher Allan Gilhooley inspects Tyler Davies' grades.
GCSE results day. Good luck to all those picking up their results today.— @NWorcsCops 22 August 2013
Pupils celebrating at Holy Trinity International School.
From left, Erica Harris, Charlotte Cooke, Amy Talbot, Alice Parker, Sophie Bishop, Lauren Bennett and Katie Ludlum.
One hundred per cent of Holy Trinity International School pupils in Kidderminster gained five A* to C grades.
Top performers were Alice Parker who achieved 8 A* and 3 A grades, Georgia Tully secured 6 A* and 6 A grades and Hannah Wragg attained 4 A*and 5 A grades.
Thirty-two per cent of all Holy trinity students gained A and A* grades while 51 per cent of all students achieved A*, A and B grades.
The best performing department overall was the Art and Textiles department which achieved 100 per cent A*- B with 95 per cent of grades A*- A.
Of those students taking Music two years early, 56 per cent achieved A, A* and B grades.
Headteacher Pam Leek-Wright said: "We are absolutely delighted for our students in gaining such outstanding results.
“We are very proud of each and every one of them, and their many achievements are a testament to the dedication and hard work of both students and our staff.”
Individual achievements from Lacon Childe School
Brad Utting - 9A*s, 1A
Jess Moore - 5A*s, 3As
Georgie Sloane - 5A*s, 2As
Laura Smith - 5A*s, 2As
Sophie Hau - 4A*s, 5As
Joe Haywood - 3A*s, 6As
Tyler Davies - 3A*s, 5As
Kirsty Barnett - 2A*s, 7As
Rebecca Howman - 1A*, 7As
Siobhan Keegan - 3A*s, 5As
Emily Kennedy - 2A*s, 6As
Harry Martin - 1A*, 6As
Lacon Childe School in Cleobury Mortimer saw 71 per cent of students achieveing five or more GCSE passes or equivalent with English and maths, the highest the school has ever achieved.
The eBacc pass rate was 29 per cent.
Headteacher Allan Gilhooley said “Our pupils have risen to the challenge with the standard of their results. The results are outstanding and show that all the work put in, both by pupils and staff, helps every individual and the school achieve beyond expectations.
"I have always been aware of the commitment by everyone associated with the school and the outstanding level of achievement in the results is a fantastic note on which to begin my retirement.”
Chair of Governors, Nigel Gibbon praised all the pupils on their results and thanked the staff for all the extra time they have given to help pupils reach their individual goals.
Results in from the Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre.
68 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths and 72 per cent of pupils gained five A* to C grades without English and maths.
@ksshuttle good luck to fellow Wyre forest students with GCSE results today, and don't worry if you didn't do so well, the future is yours— @CraigHBateman1 22 August 2013
Individual achievements from Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre
Lucy Galliers: 7A*s and 4As
Andrew Parkes: 5A*s, 5As and 2 Bs
Lucy Fellows: 2A*s and 8 As
Lauren Millichip: 4A*s and 6 As
Emily Walker: 4A*s, 5As and 1 B
Ella Rose: 4A*s, 4As and 3 Bs
Charlotte Rhodes: 3A*s and 6As
Conor Morgan: 2A*s, 6As and 1B
Amy Williams: 3A*s, 4As and 3Bs
Sam Edwards: 7As and 3Bs
Stourport High School and VIth Form Centre
Students and staff are celebrating another record year of GCSE results with 69.3 per cent of students achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths, two per cent up on last year.
The overall pass rate for five or more GCSEs was 92.3 per cent, two per cent up on last year, despite changes in grade boundaries.
One hundred per cent of students achieved at least one GCSE at grade C or above and over 98 per cent achieved five A* to G grades.
Principal Liz Quinn said: “I am absolutely delighted with this year’s exam results which reward both students and staff for their hard work over several years.
"The results are nothing short of what the students deserve and show what can be achieved through dedication, commitment and maximum effort.
"There are many outstanding individual achievements and I am very proud of all students. Two students, Conor Morgan and Amy Williams, made an astonishing six levels of progress in maths.”
Good luck to all Wyre Forest students receiving GCSE results today!— @cllrfranoborski 22 August 2013
I bet you are all up early awaiting your GCSE results? Good Luck to you all! Now be Your Best in Life and join Team KC!— @KidderminstColl 22 August 2013
Individual achievements from King Charles I School
Ben Adamson - 7A*s, 4A's and a B.
Kim Esquivel - 10A*s, 1A and a distinction in Btec Media.
Matthew Gough - 1A*, 8 As, a B and a C.
Sophie Howard - 8A*s and 3As.
James Martindale - 9A*s and 1A.
Sophie Preece - 2A*s, 5As and 4Bs.
Alice Watkins - 6A*s, 4 As and a B.
Joseph Wilson - 5As and 6 Bs.
Twin brothers, Tommy and William Cooper scooped 4A*s, 11 As, 3Bs and two Distictions between them.
King Charles I School in Kidderminster
Number of candidates - 213
Of these, 89 per cent achieved 5 A* -to C grades excluding English and maths and 60 per cent of pupils gained 5A* to C grades, including English and maths.
Headteacher Tim Gulliver said: "I am extremely pleased with this year's results, which see a major improvement on last year.
"There are many outstanding, individual achievements from the string of A and A* grades gained by our gifted and talented youngsters, through to those who may not be as gifted but who have equally given their best to achieve a very good set of results.
"Such individuals are a credit to themselves, their families and their school. I know that they, like me, appreciate the substantial efforts and commitment given over by our staff. My thanks go out to all."
The Shuttle will be reporting live from schools across the district as pupils open their envelopes in the moment of truth.
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It has been a bit of a rocky road to get to this stage - this particular year group happened to be taking their exams in the middle of the Government's education reforms.
It has lead to headteachers across the country saying grade tightening in English and maths could lead to "turbulence" in this year's grading and would make it hard to compare pass rates to previous years.
Good morning! This week it's the turn of the year 11s - who will find out their GCSE results.
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