Cundall Manor School pupils, parents and staff are celebrating today following a fantastic set of GCSE results.

The school recorded another wonderful set of GCSE results including a 100% overall pass rate with 96% of students gaining the equivalent of 5 or more ‘good passes’ at GCSE.

Pupils also secured an impressive third (33%) of all passes at 9-7 (A*/A) grade or equivalent – up 13.9% against the national average for 2017.

90% of exams are now graded numerically with the new 9 – 1 grading scale replacing the old A* – G in certain subjects. The final subjects will be phased into other GCSEs across England next year.

The school also delivered excellent overall results in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, French, German, P.E., Music, Art and Textiles which saw 100% of pupils achieving the equivalent of a grade C or above.

Pupils are celebrating having secured places at some of the county’s leading sixth form providers.

John Sample, Joint Head at Cundall Manor School, said: “I would like to pass on my congratulations to our Year 11 students for their wonderful achievements.”

“Every year we see how hard our pupils have worked and their commitment to achieving their very best.”

“All our pupils should be very proud of their results and should know that their preparation for life after school has been of the highest standard.”

He added: “This is a great set of GCSE results for our pupils and the school, despite the new tougher exams. Our pupils can now leave us very well equipped for their future destinations as well-rounded individuals with an enviable set of exam results to take them forward. All of us at Cundall wish them the very best of luck with their studies.”

Among the school pupils celebrating their results was Sarah Sullivan who achieved the equivalent of ELEVEN 9 and 8 grades with an impressive 8 GCSEs at grade 9. Sarah, from York, will now be turning her attention to her A-Levels at St Peter’s, York, starting this September.

Talking of receiving her results, Sarah said: “I am really happy with my grades.”

Adding: “Cundall has been great. I’ve loved it all.”

Looking at becoming an economist, Sarah will study Economics, Chemistry, Maths and French at A-level with a view to reading Economics at university after Sixth Form.

Head Girl at Cundall, Niamh, also secured her place for Sixth Form at St Peter’s School in York with a wonderful set of results.

Niamh said: “I was ecstatic when I opened my results.”

“The teachers have been the ultimate motivators. They are so supportive and truly believe in you.”

Niamh, who hopes to pursue a career in Law, will go on to study her A-levels, starting this September.

It was a great day for Kit, Henry and Ben who all secured their places at Bootham School in York following a strong showing in their results.

Kit, who hopes to become an entrepreneur after Sixth Form, said he was “over the moon with his results” and is looking forward to starting his A-Levels in Psychology, Philosophy and Business at Bootham.

Students will return to Cundall for the start of the term on Thursday 6 September and prospective parents are welcome to visit at the next Open Morning on Saturday 13th October from 10am.

For more photos from GCSE Results Day, visit our Facebook page: @CundallManor