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Another outstanding year for GCSEs at Haverhill academy




Tahnee Perfect and her family share her good news; five A*, 2 B and 2 C grades in her GCSEs at Samuel Ward Academy ANL-150820-112100001
Tahnee Perfect and her family share her good news; five A*, 2 B and 2 C grades in her GCSEs at Samuel Ward Academy ANL-150820-112100001

Pupils at Samuel Ward Academy have once again excelled in not just their GCSE results, but also the English Baccalaureate and the tough measures that it brings.

Pupils at Samuel Ward Academy have once again excelled in not just their GCSE results, but also the English Baccalaureate and the tough measures that it brings.

Last year, 69 per cent of pupils got five GCSE’s at A* to C grades (including English and maths), a figure that this year rose to 72 per cent.

In a year when greater emphasis has been placed on the importance of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (A* to C grades in English, maths, two GCSE sciences, a language and either history or geography), an impressive 47 per cent of pupils also met this more demanding measure.

Last year, the national average for achieving the Ebacc was 24 per cent.

Principal Andy Prestoe said: “The results are fantastic, and a just reward for an awful lot of hard work.”

Twenty per cent of all GCSE entries were A* to A grades and A* to C outcomes.

In mathematics, English, science, languages, food technology, Latin, graphics, textiles, art, photography, media and IT were all above 90 per cent, with other subjects also doing well.

To read the full story buy next Thursday’s (September 27) Haverhill Echo.



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