Students picked up their GCSE grades yesterday (Thursday) – with many celebrating impressive results.
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury said results had improved for a sixth year in a row.
Headteacher Stephen Box said: “We are delighted that our results just keep on getting better.
“Each year we get a bit smarter and the students seem to work harder and harder.
“Their successes are fully deserved.”
Nearly two-thirds of all results were graded at A or A* and 68% of students gained five or more A or A* grades.
The average grade for each exam taken by the 150 students was just below an A.
The most successful individual was Adrian Gallie who got twelve A* grades, while Shreeya Bhogle and Jessica Hopkins got 11 A* grades each.
It was also a good day at Waddesdon School with students, staff and parents celebrating yet another record year for results.
Seventy-seven per cent of students achieved the benchmark 5 A*-C including English and maths, with 28% of all grades at A* or A.
A statement from the school said: “Waddesdon is a happy school which values positive and productive relationships in school and strong partnerships with families.
“The whole school community should take immense pride in celebrating these excellent and well-deserved results.
“Not only have this year group achieved well in terms of GCSEs, but the students are also a credit to the school and their parents in their values and attitudes.”
At Aylesbury High School, 36% of the grades were A*s and a further 36% were A grades, with nine students each achieving A* grades in all 11 subjects that they took (Aisha Cooper, Charlotte Evans, Millie Fantham, Bethany Gray, Kritika Gupta, Karolina Kaluza, Becky MacRitchie, Helena Meadows and Eliza Tewson).
Alan Rosen, headteacher of the High School said: “Congratulations to everyone for achieving such impressive results – both in terms of the grades and the breadth of the qualifications achieved – there were 28 different GCSEs and around one fifth took an AS subject as well.”
Aylesbury Vale Academy principal Fiona Froment was also pleased with the results at her school.
She said: “We’re delighted with the increase percentage of pupils getting English and maths.
“It’s 49 per cent, which is 10 per cent better than last year.
“The students couldn’t have worked harder and a big thank you to the staff for their continued support.
“The atmosphere here this morning has been very happy and positive.
“We’re really delighted that so many want to come back to do A-Levels - and that’s some of the top students.
“They’re not running out of here.
“And that’s really important for the journey of the school.”
A statement from Mandeville School said: “Following what has been a difficult and testing period for all involved at The Mandeville School, we are pleased to report that the hard work of our students, staff and parents has seen significant improvements for this year’s GCSE cohort.
“Improvements, in both attainment and progress, have been made across the curriculum and resulted in an increase in the number of students attaining five A*-C with English and maths.
“We would like to congratulate all those involved with The Mandeville School, particularly the students and staff, for these results.
At the John Colet School in Wendover 61 % of year 11 students achieved A*-C grade in five or more subjects including maths and English.
The highest achievers this year included:- Ashleigh Stent (9A*s and 3As), Joel Llewellyn, Lauren Dutch and Kieran Hall (all 12 GCSEs at grade A* or A), Cameron Jackson-Rowe, Imogen Burton and Rachel Aturia (all 11 GCSEs at A* or A).
Headteacher Christine McLintock said: “I am delighted by this year’s results.
“Securing such fantastic grades is only possible through hard work by the students and continuous support from the staff.”
Cottesloe School students in Wing are once again celebrating improved GCSE results.
Sixty-seven per cent of students achieved five A*-C with English and maths, a 4% increase on the 2014 results.
Headteacher Andy McBurnie said: “The very high A*-C GCSE pass rates in a wide range of subject areas throughout the school, reflect the outstanding effort of students and teachers and our belief in each individual child reaching their full potential.
“I am so pleased the students have received the grades their hard work has warranted; 19% of all the examinations taken were passed at A*/A grades.
“The increased academic focus of the students and the improvement in the quality of teaching has increased the pass rate by 17% in the past three years.
“It is a wonderful time to be at the Cottesloe School, there is a real energy and desire to develop further.”
Following last year’s record breaking results, Princes Risborough School says it is very pleased to have maintained these standards this year.
Executive headteacher Pete Rowe said: “We knew it was going to be a hard task to match last year’s wonderful results but the students, staff and parents put in a huge effort and should be really proud to have managed it.
“Combined with our ‘best ever’ A level results last week the 2015 exam season has been very pleasing for the PRS community.”
The school is particularly pleased that so many students achieved As and A* grades across the broadest range of subjects including Lisa Barnard, Megan Bland, Amelia Hatfield, Siri Morgenson, Kathryn Pitchers, Katy Simms, Abram Smith, Charlotte Smith and Aden Webb.
The Bucks Herald is yet to hear from the Grange and Aylesbury Grammar but will bring this when we get it.