GCSE RESULTS: Rushden Community College

Jess Samples, Taylor King and Sherice Atkins collecting their GCSE results at Rushden Community College

Jess Samples, Taylor King and Sherice Atkins collecting their GCSE results at Rushden Community College

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Students are flying high after 78 per cent of pupils at Rushden Community College achieved five A* to C grades.

All of the Year 11 students achieved at least one GCSE pass, with 98 per cent of them achieving a high grade in at least one subject.

Principal Mark Lester said: “This is a year of outstanding individual success, with over half of the year group achieving A or A* grades in one or more of their subjects.

“Maths, for example, saw 14 students achieve A* passes; a clear indication that hard work and dedication by staff and students alike pays off.

“This is also a year of equality; boys and girls did equally well.”

Top GCSE performances came from Dan Ta, who achieved four A*, three As and two Bs, and Jess Samples, who gained four A*, seven As and two Bs.

In BTEC examinations, Africa Stapley achieved the equivalent of eight A* passes. Between them, the school’s six highest performers netted 34 A* passes at GCSE or equivalent.

Key statistics from the school’s results:

- 72 students achieved at least one A* or more

- 25 students achieved at least one A or more

- 97 students (55 per cent) of all students achieved at least one A*/A grade

- 14 students = A*/A in maths alone (12.4 per cent)

- All students achieved a grade

- 98 per cent of all students received at least one C grade or above

Individual excellence from students included:

- Africa Stapley: Equivalent of eight A* (BTEC)

- Ashley Waring, Megan Kinghorn, Amber Fitzgerald: Equivalent of six A* in BTECs

- Jess Samples: Four A*, seven As, two Bs (GCSEs)

- Dan Ta: four A*, three As, two Bs

- 34 A* equivalents between them