Cundall Manor School pupils, parents and staff are celebrating today following a fantastic set of GCSE results.
The non-selective school, recorded another remarkable set of GCSE results including a 100% overall pass rate with 95% of students gaining the equivalent of 5 or more ‘good passes’ at GCSE.
Pupils from the school also secured an impressive third of all passes being either an A*/A grade or equivalent – up 11.3% against the national average of 21.7% for 2016.
2017 is the first year in which English Language, English Literature and maths will be graded numerically with the new 9 – 1 grading scale replacing the old A* – G in certain subjects. The new scale will be phased in to all other GCSEs across England over the next two years.
The school also secured excellent overall results in subjects such as History, Further Maths, P.E., Art and Latin which saw 100% of pupils achieving grade C or above.
Pupils have secured places at some of the county’s leading sixth form providers including Yarm, St Peter’s and Ripon Grammar School.
John Sample, Joint Head at Cundall Manor School, said: “We are all delighted that our pupils have achieved such a wonderful set of results. It is testament to how hard they have worked and their commitment to achieving their very best from their time at Cundall.”
“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 wonderful set of GCSE results for our pupils and the school. Our pupils can now leave us well-prepared for college and with an enviable set of results. We will look forward to hearing from them about their future success and wish them the very best of luck with their studies.”
Among the school pupils celebrating their results was Romey Dawson who achieved straight A’s across the board with an impressive SIX A*s and the equivalent of FIVE As. Romey, from nearby Crayke, will now be turning her attention to her A-Levels at Ripon Grammar School starting this September.
Talking of receiving her results, Romey said: “It was amazing. I am so relieved – it is a very emotional day.”
Praising the school Romey added: “The amazing support and dedication certainly helped me achieve my goals.”
Looking at becoming a Doctor, Romey will study Biology, Chemistry, Geography and French at A-level with a view to studying in Medicine after college.
Twins, Michael and Elise Darcy, from Great Ayton, secured their places for sixth form at Yarm School with a wonderful set of results. The pair received 22 GCSEs with 12 at A* or equivalent between them.
Elise said: “I was so nervous but opening the envelope and getting the results I needed feels really good.” Elise who hopes to become a Vet, will study Biology, Chemistry and Geography at A-level, starting this September.
Michael, who will study Chemistry, Physics and Maths at Yarm. He added: “I was initially little nervous but I am really happy with my results.”
Students will return to Cundall for the start of the term on Wednesday 6 September and prospective parents are welcome to visit at the next Open Morning on Saturday 14th October from 10am.