King’s celebrates GCSE’s amid English investigation

The King’s School celebrated another set of ‘fantastic’ GCSE results which saw 86 per cent of students getting five or more A* to C grades.

Headteacher Faith Jarrett said: “We’ve got some excellent results, I’m going to have a very big sixth form again!”

But she said she was angry GCSE scores in English are significantly lower this year amid claims students have been marked down.

An investigation has now been launched into the marking after schools across the country saw pass rates in the subject drop for the first time in years

But chair of Governors Edward Bloomfield said it should not overshadow what was a great set of results overall, adding: “The 2012 GCSE examination results again demonstrate how hard work can bring fantastic outcomes.

“We are particularly delighted as these follow on from the exceptional A level results announced last week.”

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