Hooray for Ottery GCSE stars!

Students celebrate top grades at The King’s School

THERE was GCSE joy in Ottery on Tuesday as students at The King’s School celebrated a wonderful week of results with ‘best ever’ grades.

Teenagers proved a match for last Thursday’s top class A-level sixth formers as every student achieved at least five or more GCSEs or an equivalent.

Seventy-eight per cent of youngsters gained five or more A* to C grades, with 50 pupils bagging five or more A* or A marks.

Scores of achievers are now looking forward to becoming sixth formers, including top performer Maria Mylne, 16, who gained ten A*s and one A.

“It’s amazing, I can’t believe it. I was expecting to do well, but not that well,” she said.

“Oh my god!” said Luke Rutter as he opened his top results of nine A*s and two As. “I’m so excited I’m shaking now,” he said.

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Jonny Gordon scored three A*s, five As, and two Bs. He said: “I’m really pleased all the hard work paid off and I can do the A-levels I wanted to.”

Ninety-four per cent of students achieved at least one A* to C grade, the school’s best result ever.

Seventy-one per cent of teens gained five or more marks form A* to C that included English and maths.

Delighted headteacher Faith Jarrett and chair of governors Robin Mitchell told the Herald students excelled across the board in another year on year improvement.

They said: “These results are the culmination of a great deal of students’ hard work supported by their teachers and families.

“Many met or exceeded their targets in a wide range of traditional courses, which, coupled with the 100per cent pass-rate for vocational courses, means every student achieved at least five or more GCSEs or equivalent.

“This success gives students an excellent platform to move into further education or employment. They can look forward to a very promising future.”