Meoncross pupils celebrate GCSE success
Pupils at Meoncross School today celebrated an excellent set of GCSE results after a continued period of hard work and academic focus – despite the government encouraging examination boards to cap the number of top grades awarded and amid much media scrutiny.
The overall pass rate was 100%, with 97% of pupils achieving five A* – C grades, and 92% achieving five A* – C grades, including Maths and English. This marks a very positive trend, year on year, with a steady and consistent improvement noted over the last three years. 45% of students achieved the highest grades of A* and A, more than twice the national average. Exceptional performances were seen in Chemistry, Religious Studies and English, while the core subjects of Maths and Science achieved 100% A* – C. In total, 50% of pupils achieved all A* – B grades in at least nine subjects.
Notable individual successes include Atlanta Primus, who successfully attained 100% passes, with top grades in her chosen A’ level subjects, as well as competing nationally in the England Under 17 Women’s Football squad. Daniel White, who will take A levels in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Economics, achieved nine A* grades.
Meoncross Headmistress, Jennifer Clough commented:
“These results are testament to the enormous amount of hard work invested by pupils in their examinations. Their success is particularly notable considering each individual’s portfolio of wider interests and extra curricular contributions to the school. Congratulations must go to all pupils and the staff members who supported them at this important time. I wish them all continued success in their Sixth Form studies.”