GCSE students at Newmarket College have achieved the best set of results in the school’s history today.
This year, 44 per cent of students reached the government’s benchmark of five A* C grades including English and Maths – a 16 per cent improvement on the previous year.
Dr Bob Cadwalladr, principal, said: “This year’s results show a remarkable improvement on last year’s results and I am delighted for the students and their achievements. This is a fantastic turnaround in results at Newmarket College with notable outstanding results in many subjects.
“These results are down to the hard work of the students and the support of both parents and teachers.”
A school spokeswoman said all the results figures showed a significant upturn after last year.
Maths results were up 25 per cent on last year to 63 per cent and English Language improved by 11 per cent to 58 per cent.
100 per cent of Catering Studies, Drama, and Dance students at Newmarket College were awarded A*-C grades. In Music, 86 per cent of students received A*-C grades, in Biology, 64 per cent, Art and Design 72 per cent, Religious Studies 89 per cent, and in Maths 63 per cent achieved A*-C grades. The number of pupils with five+ A*-C GCSEs was 67 per cent.
Dr Cadwalladr said: “We have come a long way over the past year. We are determined that we will continue to move forward and build on this year’s performance with even better results next year.”
Soham Village College also celebrated its best-ever results with 68 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.
Nearly half of the one hundred students who sat separate GCSEs in chemistry, physics and biology achieved A* or A grades.
Soham Village College principal Dr Carin Taylor said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s results. Our students and staff have worked very hard to achieve such high standards in all curriculum areas and for students of all abilities.
“I should like to thank everyone whose support for our young people has paid such dividends.”
Over in Mildenhall, 45 per cent of students at Mildenhall College of Technology achieved five or more A* to C grades including maths and English, an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year.
And 86 per cent gained five or more A* to C grades.
A picture special from results day will be published in next week’s Journal. Keep checking the Journal website for updates from other schools across the region.