May 19 2013 Latest news:
Laura Fox, Reporter
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A high proportion of GCSE students at Robert Clack achieved five good grades on Thursday and two pupils have landed places at elite college Eton to study A-levels.
A total of 81 per cent of students achieved the benchmark five A* to C grades, with 59 per cent picking up five A* to C grades including maths and English.
The numbers receiving the target grades including the two core subjects dropped slightly on last year’s performance but
deputy head, Russell Taylor, said he was “very pleased” with the results.
He said: “Although we provisionally expect to achieve 59 per cent 5ACEM (A* to C including English and maths), which is 2 to 3 per cent down on last year’s performance, these results nonetheless represent the second highest in the school’s history and have been achieved by the largest cohort we have ever taken through public exams.
“Furthermore, given the national controversy surrounding standards and Ofqual’s apparent determination to reduce the number of candidates achieving a grade C or above, these results represent an even greater achievement.”
Reece Weaver, 16, stood out from the crowd with 11 A* grades and two As. He told the Post how his results have gained him a scholarship to the prestigious Eton College.
He said: “I saw the scholarship advertised in the paper after two boys who had got it were interviewed about it. I want to study chemistry, biology, theology and maths. Then I’m going to study medicine at Oxford University so I can be a doctor.”
Also going to Eton is fellow pupil Kelvin Anim, who walked away with 10 A*s, one A and one B.