Delight at Stowmarket and Debenham

STOWMARKET High School enjoyed its best ever results - with 70 per cent of passes at C grade or higher.

John Howard

STOWMARKET High School enjoyed its best ever results - with 70 per cent of passes at C grade or higher.

Headteacher Keith Penn said: “We are absolutely delighted by the achievements of our students at GCSE and equivalent level qualifications this year.

“On every measure, these exceed our results from last summer.

“The proportion of students gaining five A*-C grades has gone up by five pc and this represents the best set of GCSE results we have ever recorded.

“Equally important is the fact that a very large number of students at every level of ability have worked hard to achieve at or above their own personal targets and as a result they are now able to move on with confidence to the next step, be that in formal education at sixth form or further education college or in employment with training.

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“Our warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future go to all of our students, their parents, their teachers and support staff who today celebrate the results of their hard work.”

A total of 70pc of all passes were at grade C or higher with 65pc gaining a set of five or more passes at grade C or above and 52pc of students gained five higher grade passes which included English and maths.

Becky Johnson and Katy Wright scored the highest possible grades in all their subjects, with A* grades in all of their GCSEs and a distinction in ICT.

Jonathan Hall, Susie Johnson and James Macpherson achieved A in one subject and A* in all other subjects with a distinction in ICT.

A further five students - Victoria Holding, Max Spencer, Lyndsay Spooner, Kate Cooper and Richard Maydom - achieved A* or A grades in all of their subjects.

At Debenham High 79pc of students gained five or more A* to C grades.

One pupil, Megan East, got a straight set of ten A* grades.

Headteacher Michael Crawshaw praised pupils and staff for the outstanding results.

“The hard work of pupils and staff have been justified by these superb results and all are to be heartily congratulated,” he said.