Students break exam record and make teachers proud

The Charles Read School, Good Grades.
The Charles Read School, Good Grades.
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A NEW record in GCSE results is cause for celebration at Charles Read High School in Corby Glen.

Staff in the maths and English departments at the school have been gushing with pride for their Year 11 students since results for early entry GCSE exams taken in November were revealed on Thursday.

They show that 55 per cent of the year group gained A* to C passes in maths, while 53 per cent achieved A* to C grades in English.

Overall, 47 per cent of the student body gained A* to C in maths and English, compared to 36 per cent last June.

It is great news for the school, said teachers Alison Stephen and Kath Kilby.

Miss Stephen said: “We’re elated.

“I think it shows our students are highly motivated and we’ve got highly skilled staff.”

Mrs Kilby added: “We’re absolutely over the moon. The maths and English departments are working very closely together to improve the figures at the school.

“It’s also opening up a huge gateway of opportunity for the students.”

Pupils in Year 10 are also in staff members’ good books, after doing well in a modular course in maths which counts towards a final GCSE result.

Fifty two per cent of students earned an A* to C grade, which is 26.6 per cent of their final GCSE grade.