Island students are opening their GCSE results this morning.
Newport’s Christ the King College is celebrating 77% five A* - C (including English and Maths) passes. It is also reporting 85% five A* - C grades. The school says it is the highest overall pass rate ever achieved on this measure by an Isle of Wight state school.
College Principal, Pat Goodhead, said, “I am absolutely thrilled for our first Year 11 cohort who have achieved what are undoubtedly an outstanding set of results. It quite clearly demonstrates that Island young people can achieve results to compare favourably with their peers across the country, with this excellent result placing Christ the King in the top 25% of similar schools in England.... I cannot congratulate students and staff enough for their hard work, commitment and determination which have brought such well- deserved success.”
The vast majority of Christ the King College Year 11 students are continuing their education into the inaugural Sixth Form which begins this September.
Ryde Academy's reporting "significant improvements" this year. Its 5 A*-C including English and Maths was 51%, up by 10% from the previous year. The 5 A*-C was 71%, up by 10% on 2011. The school's congratulating students and teaching staff for their "success and hard work in achieving these record results."
This year’s GCSE pupils at Ryde Private School have achieved their best ever results. The school’s statistics are as follows: 52% of entries were A* or A grades; 95% of all entries were above a C grade; 96% of pupils achieved 5 A*- C grades, including Maths and English; 85% of pupils achieved 5 A* - C grades including Maths, English, a Science and a Modern Foreign Language.