December 10 2013 Latest news:
Emma Hardwick, Reporter
Thursday, August 22, 2013
THE waiting game was over at The Helena Romanes School in Great Dunmow today (Thursday) as students finally got to find out their GCSE results.
It was an impressive year, on the key measure of GCSE achievement, 75 per cent of students were celebrating five or more A* to C grades - with 62pc achieving this in Maths and English.
Eighty nine per cent of pupils scored A* to C in English Literature, while 77pc achieved this in Maths.
Headteacher Simon Knight said: “Their results are testament to the on-going hard work of not only our students, but their teachers and the support of their parents.”
Some of the top scoring pupils included Josie Smith, 16, from Little Easton, who gained 10 A* and three A grades, and Dominic Giles, 16, from Barnston, who was not far behind with six A* results and five A grades.
Some high-achieving students gained top marks in their Maths exam - a whole year early.
Every Year 10 student who took the exam this year scored an A* to B grade with 81pc of those being either an A* or A.
Mr Knight added: “To achieve these top grades in maths is tough enough in Year 11, but for our students to be securing A*, A and B grades a whole year early is to be admired.
“These impressive results bode very well for their performance in the rest of their GCSE exams next summer.”