Strong GCSE results at Castle Manor Academy

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Year 11 students at Castle Manor Academy are celebrating as they collect their GCSE results today (August 20).

This year, the results saw a significant increase in the number of students achieving A* and equivalent grades.

In total, 24 per cent of all grades achieved were A*-B grades. The English results for Castle Manor students are particularly strong.

This year the percentage of students achieving A*-C grades in English was 63 per cent, with 46 per cent of students achieving A*-C in Mathematics. Overall 40 per cent of students gained grades A*-C in both English and Maths.

Head of School, Vanessa Whitcombe, said “Castle Manor students have worked incredibly hard to achieve their results and we are very proud of them.

“Thank you for the support and hard work of parents and all staff who have contributed to these achievements.

“While we have achieved some excellent results in areas such as English, Music and Engineering, the Maths results for a small group of students are below those we expected.

“We are looking closely at the reasons behind this, including working with the examination board. We continue to strive for the best possible outcomes for our students.”

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