Katharine Lady Berkeley's School keeps GCSE standards high
PUPILS and parents alike were jubilant at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School after another good year of GCSE results.
Overall the academy in Wotton-under-Edge saw 83 per cent of its 254 year 11 students receive five or more grades of A* to C.
In addition, 70 per cent achieved A* to C in five subjects or more including the ever-important maths and English.
The school on Wotton Road also had an especially large number of high achievers, with 14 earning at least 10 grades of A or A*.
Headteacher Andrew Harris said he was happy that the school was continuing to maintain its high standards despite a slight drop from 85.7 per cent to 83 per cent.
"It is not quite as good as last year but at this stage we don’t know if that’s the national picture," he said.
"We are still very pleased with our students and teachers. It reflects the hard work that they all put in. There are some individual students that gained absolutely astounding results."
While nervous parents looked on, the pupils walked into school last Thursday to receive their results and see if they got what they had hoped for.
Eilidh Rogers, 16, from Hill, was relieved that the wait for her results was over.
"I got five As three Bs and a C," she said. "It was what I was aiming for but still better than I expected."
Another pleased student was 16-year-old Laura Flett from Coombe, who said she was very happy with her five As, three Bs and a C and was looking forward to joining the sixth form at the school in September.
"It was hard work to get to this stage but I do think it pays off if you put in the effort," she said.
High achiever Gethin Robson, 16, from Hawkesbury, earned himself nine As, one A* and one B and will be studying Spanish, history, physics and maths at Stroud High School.
"I am really impressed with how I did," he said. "I am looking forward to doing the subjects although it will be probably quite a lot of work."
Hawkesbury Upton resident, Rosalind Haulbrook, 16, is also looking at attending either Stroud High School or Hartpury College in Gloucester after achieving five As, five Bs and a C.
"I am really looking forward to it," she said. "I was getting really nervous this morning on the drive in but in the end I thought they were good results."
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