Stanwell School pupils celebrate "outstanding" GCSE results
3:02pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Penarth news
STAR PUPILS: Rebecca Te Water Naude and Jack Davies accumulated a total of 29 A* grades between them
STANWELL School pupils enjoyed collecting an "outstanding" and record-breaking set of GCSE results last week.
Seventy-three pupils achieved ten A grades or better, with 12 pupils also being awarded ten A* grades or more.
The percentage of A* grades achieved by pupils this year in GCSE subjects was 14 per cent. Overall, more than 1,549 entries were graded A* or A, which equates to 36 per cent of all entries.
A record number of 291 Stanwell pupils achieved five or more level two passes, 94 per cent. Furthermore, 65 per cent of the year group attained ten or more level two passes.
The average points per pupil of 663 is equivalent to over 11 A* grades for every pupil in the year group.
The success of pupils was widespread across the curriculum, with the A* and A grades exceeding 30 per cent of the entry for 19 subjects. Particularly pleased with the students’ achievements were the Mathematics and History departments with 78 and 57 A* grades respectively. Equally impressive were the achievements of pupils who studied vocational qualifications in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale and the Military Preparation School.
High achievers at the school included:
Jack Davies (15 A* grades and 1 Distinction); Rebecca Te Water Naude (14 A* grades and 1 Distinction); Imogen Sibert (13 A* grades, 1 A grade and 1 Distinction); Megan Wookey (12 A* grades, 2 A grades and 1 Distinction); Matilda Crack (12 A* grades and 4 A grades); Emma Donovan (12 A* grades, 3 A grades and 1 Distinction); Nils Deeg (11 A* grades, 4 A grades and 1 Distinction); Emily Thomas (11 A* grades, 3 A grades and 1 Distinction); Balaji Krishna (11 A* grades and 3 A grades); Seren Robinson (11 A* grades, 3 A grades and 1 B grade); Jay Kapuria (10 A* grades, 4 A grades and 1 Distinction); and Alexandra Wagstaff (10 A* grades, 4 A grades and 1 C grade).
Mr Tony Rogers, chairman of governors, said: “The Governing Body would like to congratulate the pupils, parents and staff on the exceptional GCSE results this year. It was pleasing to see the joy on the students' faces when they achieved the required grades allowing them to follow their chosen post-16 route, with the majority returning to Stanwell’s Sixth Form in September.”
Year 11 tutor Barry Crompton said: “It is a delight to see the hard work of the pupils rewarded with so many pupils achieving their potential and obtaining high grades. The Key Stage 4 pastoral team have enjoyed working with this year group and wish them all continued success in the future.”