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GCSE results in Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead, Banstead and Ashtead 2013
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The big day of hopes, nerves, joy, celebration and disappointment is now drawing to an end.
Well done to everyone who achieved the results they wanted. Enjoy the well-deserved celebrations and good luck for next year.
Across the country there has been a drop in the percentage of A*-C grades.
But thankfully a lot of local schools and students seem to have bucked the trend.
Well done to all.
An update from Glyn School.
A*-C: 89 per cent
Blenheim students beat the national pass rate by 18%!!! http://t.co/GF7LMfZuJT— @BlenheimEpsom 22 August 2013
Epsom and Ewell High School spokesman said: "Against a somewhat turbulent national picture, we continue to go from strength to strength, showing improvement yet again from our results a year ago.
"The mood at the school today was not just one of mutual congratulation, but also of calm satisfaction; the majority of our students will stay with us next year, and consolidated their success today by enrolling onto AS and BTEC level 3 courses."
Five or more A*-A grades were achieved by 14 per cent of its students, while 41 per cent achieved A*-B and 93 per cent achieved A*-C.
64 per cent of all students gained five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.
A lot of happiness at St John's School in Leatherhead today. Hear all about it straight from the students...
Katie Rowling said: "I'm really pleased with my results and so glad all the hard work has paid off; a big thank you to everyone at St John's who has helped me to get the best results I can."
Jenny Gluckman said: “I'm so happy with my results, I did much better than I expected but a lot of credit goes to the teachers, I couldn't have been done without their help and support, so thank you to all at St Johns, I'll miss you.”
Tom Fleming said: “Chuffed to bits and I hope that the results reflect the hard work put in by the teachers.”
Nick Palmer said: “I am really pleased with how my GCSE results turned out because of how hard I worked for them.”
Matthew Boothby said: “I am over the moon that all my hard work paid off.”
Eleanor Jones said: “I am really happy with my results because I put so much work into revising.”
James Barr said: “Delighted. Looking forward to the challenge of next year!”
Phoebe Baldwin said: “I’m pleased that the work I put in over the year has given me the results that I received today.”
A round of applause for these top students at Therfield School in Leatherhead
- John Macleod: 10 A*s 1 A 3 Bs
- Evangeline Hopper: 10 A*s 1 A
- Hanah James: 9 A*s 4 As 1 B
- Lucy Smith: 9 A*s 4 As
- Sarah Minns: 9 A*s 3 As 2 Bs
- Rebecca Swanson: 9 A*s 3 As 1 C
- Maisie Long: 8 A*s 4 As 1 B 1 C
- Megan O'Mahony: 8 A*s 3 As 2 B 1 C
Therfield School, Leatherhead, results now in:
- A*-C: 85 per cent
- A*-G: 97 per cent
- Students with 5 + A* to C including English and maths: 67 per cent, up from 65 per cent last year.
- Students with at least one qualification: 100 per cent
Headteacher Susan Willman said: "Therfield students have continued to exceed previous years’ results with the school’s highest results again this year.
"We are delighted that the hard work of the students has been rewarded with these results, which also reflect the excellent teaching provided by the staff and the support offered by parents."
She added: "In a period of time where there has been a greater level of challenge in GCSEs and pass rates have gone down nationally, Therfield students’ results have improved by over 11 per cent."
Well done to Eleanor Meech and Aarushi Vishnoi, from Rosebery School, who got A*s in every subject.
Nineteen other students obtained A*-As across all subjects.
John Strutt, chair of governors, said: “ I am very proud of the students’ achievements at Rosebery.
"The success is undoubtedly down to the collaborative efforts of parents, staff and not least the students who have had to work very hard over a number of years to achieve these results.”
Hot off the press: Results from Rosebery School…
A*-C: 91.4 per cent
A*-C including English and maths: 85 per cent
A*-A: 42 per cent
Head teacher Sarah Mackintosh, said, “This is a superb achievement, our students and teachers should feel very proud.
"I want to thank all the students and staff who have worked tirelessly in pursuit of these excellent results, and parents and Governors who have supported us in this.”
The nervous wait is over for these four Rosebery students as they open their envelopes with tears of joy.
Thanks to Beth Taylor, Anya Revell, Eleanor Wagner and Rhianna Miller for letting us see their special moment.
Best of luck next year!
Results were decent and got in nescot #relieved— @harryhossack1 22 August 2013
Katie Light with her results at The Beacon School in Banstead
Jake Lovegrove and Jack Higgs proudly wave their results in the air at The Beacon School in Banstead.
Well done to them.
More smiles and hugs.
Reuel Mohammed and Sabiqah Zaidi at The Beacon School in Banstead
Sabiqah Zaidi at The Beacon School in Banstead
Ewell Castle School has said: "We are extremely proud of their performance, individually and as a year group. Over 87% of all entries were at A*-C grade and over 25% at A* or A.
"Equally, 87% of candidates achieved 5 or more A*-C grades. Our top performer achieved an impressive 9 A*s and 4 As."
It is the first year girls are being welcomed in the Sixth Form.
The school said: "Given their performance at GCSE we have great expectations for the future. Well done to you all.."
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Amy Ryckaert, Sarah Coote, Sara Saber, Beth Taylor and Anya Revell at Rosebery School
Breaking news from Epsom and Ewell High School:
19 students scored 5 or more A*/A and 57 scored 5 or more A*/B
Five GCSEs A*-C including English and maths - 64 per cent, up from 63 per cent in 2012
Five GCSEs A*-C - 93 per cent, up from 97 per cent in 2012
18 students achieve 8 or more A*/A grades - phenomenal! http://t.co/vjjWy67rIH— @BlenheimEpsom 22 August 2013
Blenheim students achieved 63% A*-C in Science against a significant national fall. Well done Blenheim Scientists! http://t.co/yYbgAG8KLs— @BlenheimEpsom 22 August 2013
Lydia Dowden and Laura Sevenoaks open results at Rosebery School
Moving scenes today at Rosebery School in Epsom.
Nicole Tatur at Greenacre School for Girls in Banstead.
Francesca Morris and Victoria Brand at Greenacre School for Girls in Banstead.
Francesca said got 10 A*s as well as an A in additional maths.
She said: “I’m really pleased with my results. I was fine then my dad started crying and that started me off.”
At St John's School six pupils gained an A* in 10 or more subjects.
Thomas Fleming, Edward Hedger and Samuel Holwell were all awarded 10 A* grades.
Nicholas Palmer and Matthew Boothby achieved 11 A* grades whilst James Barr was awarded an outstanding 12 A* grades.
St John's School headmaster Martin Collier said: “This is the first year that girls have taken GCSEs alongside boys at St John’s and they have done themselves proud.
"The results are a credit to the hard work and dedication that all of our pupils have put into preparing for their exams and we are delighted with their success.
"They are also testament to the strength of pastoral care, the excellent teaching and the benefits of co-education. ”
St John's School in Leatherhead welcomes another bumper crop of results:
Average passes per student: 10
A*-C: 99 per cent
A*-G: 100 per cent
- A* - 23 per cent
- A - 36 per cent
- B - 28 per cent
- C - 12 per cent
- D - 1 per cent
Students with 5+ GCSEs at A*-C, including English and maths: 100 per cent
Students with at least one qualification: 100 per cent
Happy students at the City of London Freemen’s School.
All students at the City of London Freemen’s School achieved five or more passes at grades A*-C.
A third of the students gained straight A*s or As in all of their subjects and 7 students achieved A* grades in all ten or eleven of their subjects.
Headmaster Philip MacDonald said: “Our GCSE results go from strength to strength and I congratulate our students on their superb results this year.
"These results reflect a great deal of hard work on the part of both the students and their teachers. Well done everyone!”
City of London Freemen’s School results now in:
A*-C: 99 per cent
A*-G: 100 per cent
Students with 5+ GCSEs at A*- C, including English and maths: 99.9 per cent
- A* - 49.9 per cent
- A - 29.3 per cent
- B - 14.6 per cent
- C - 5.1 per cent
- D - 0.9 per cent
- F- 0.1 per cent
Blenheim High School headteacher Tracey Fantham said: "We are pleased with our progress measures in English and maths.
"Forty-five students have five or more A*/A grades."
A best ever result at Glyn School!
Five or more GCSEs including English and maths: 87 per cent
Hot off the press: Glyn School achieved over 90 per cent A*-C grades in maths, English and science.
The good news comes despite reports that marking and grading was tightened for maths, science and English this year.
Over at Greenacre School for Girls in Banstead, headteacher Lindsay Redding said: “I don’t think we have seen a massive impact. We are quite pleased with maths, science and English.”
We have had some photos of happy students from Blenheim High School, now here are the results.
GCSE results are as follows
- Five GCSEs A*-C: 86 per cent
- Five GCSEs A*-C including English and maths 61 per cent
- A*-C in maths: 73 per cent
- A*-C in English: 74 per cent
Assistant head Debbie Hussey said: "Our staff and students have worked incredibly hard and done everything they can.
"We have had some fantastic results. We held revision classes over the weekend and in the evenings.
"The students who went the extra mile for the brilliant results they deserved."
Andrew Lavington at Blenheim High School.
Callum Mooney shows off his results at Blenheim High School.
He said: "I did pretty well. I got 6 A*s and the rest were As. I'm staying here for sixth form and eventually I want to go into medicine.
"I put in four to five hours of revision a night so I'm chuffed."
Chloe Ivens, at Blenheim High School, said: "I got the results I wanted. They were all above Cs. I'm staying here doing chemistry, biology, maths and geography."
Our reporter has been to Glyn School already and now has gone on to meet students at Blenheim High School.
Here is Stuart Portman from Blenheim.
More happy students at Glyn School, the only boys' comprehensive in Surrey
At Glyn School, Nathan Gravenell: "I'm really happy. I did better than I expected. I've done well enough to stay here and continue with A-levels."
Francesca Morris, from Greenacre School for Girls, cried tears of joy after getting 10 A*s as well as an A in additional maths.
She said: “I’m really happy. I’m really pleased with my results. I was fine then my dad started crying and that started me off.”
She got full marks in physics and maths. In the future she wants to do research into theoretical or particle physics.
Enrolment to nescot today yay— @MitchAJD 22 August 2013
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) believes it is vital that the planned overhaul of GCSE exams does not just focus on grades alone.
FSB national chairman John Allan said: “It’s a nerve-wracking time waiting for your results that will set you on the career path, be it carrying on to do A-levels or moving onto vocational qualifications such as an apprenticeship.
“Those young people about to leave education need to know they have been taught the skills needed for today’s competitive workplace.”
Did you pick up your GCSE results today?
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There has been a rise in EBacc subjects, which are rigorous, academic and highly valued by employers and universities.
Education Minister Elizabeth Truss said: “Today’s results show that the EBacc has not just arrested the decline in the study of academic subjects at GCSE – it is reversing it.”
There are record entries in biology, chemistry and physics as increasing more pupils enter exams in the separate sciences. Entries to language GCSEs are at a five-year high.
All the best of luck to everyone picking up their #GCSE results today.— @UniCreativeArts 22 August 2013
Good luck to those chaps and chapesses collecting #GCSE results. Whatever happens, if you tried your best you're a winner in my book.— @Surrey_Gent 22 August 2013
Students are celebrating at Epsom College.
Katie O'Toole and Philip Fiuza achieved 10 A*s as well as an A grade in critical thinking AS.
17 other pupils achieved more than 8 A*s.
Epsom College results have arrived:
- A*: 31 per cent
- A*-A: 70 per cent
- A*-B: 90 per cent
- A*-C: 98 per cent
100 per cent of candidates achieved or bettered the key government indicator of 5 or more passes at A*-C grade
Just to remind everyone, here are the 2012 results...
- Epsom and Ewell High School - A*-C: 97 per cent
- Rosebery School - A*-C: 96 per cent
- Glyn School - A*-C: 93.1 per cent
- Beacon School - A*-C: 93 per cent
- Ewell Castle School - A*-C: 71.43 per cent
I wonder who will come top this year?
Here are the names of some very talented students at The Beacon School.
A big well done to all of them.
- Reuel Mohammed – 7 A*s, 1 A, 2 Bs
- Viktorija Pavlova – 5 A*s, 3As, 2Bs
- Katie Light – 2A*s, 6As, 1B, 1C
- Alexander Ruthven-Murray – 8As, 2Bs
- Natasha Ince – 1A*, 5As, 2Bs, 1C, 1D
- Sabiqah Zaidi – 4As, 6Bs
- Tallulah Alberts – 1A*, 4As, 1B, 4Cs
- Joseph Ingell – 3As, 1B, 5Cs
- Jordan Kent – 3As, 4Bs, 3Cs, 1D
- Elliot Matthews – 3As, 6Bs, 1E
- Alecia Mehta – 3As, 4Bs, 2Cs, 1D
Top performing subjects were maths, English literature, triple science, business studies and music.
Results just in from The Beacon School in Banstead.
- 173 students
- A*-C: 92 per cent, down from 93 per cent in 2012
- Five GCSEs at A*-G: 97 per cent
- Students with at least one qualification: 99 per cent
Principal Lisa Croke said: “What makes The Beacon School so special are the students and their achievements.
“Every day, we see in our young people ambitions, skills, talents and creativity that are truly remarkable.
“Year on year, they are achieving more academically and engaging more strongly in the community of the school and its activities.”
The very, very best of luck to u if you're picking up GCSE results. We're looking forward to seeing you later @Nescot to hear how you did :)— @Nescot 22 August 2013
Well done to Francesca Morris, from Greenacre School for Girls, who has walked away with 10 A*s as well as an A in additional maths.
Unsurprisingly she plans to keep studying maths this year.
She has bucked the trend amid reports that grading was tightened for maths, science and English this year.
Headteacher Lindsay Redding said: “I don’t think we have seen a massive impact. We are quite pleased with maths, science and English.”
She said she felt it was more difficult to get C grades but A and A* results had actually improved.
The very first results have come in for Greenacre School for Girls in Banstead...
• A*-A: 39.3 per cent, up from 37 per cent in 2012
• A* - C: 90.7 per cent, down from 94 per cent in 2012
Headteacher Lindsay Redding said: “We are really pleased with the girls considering the tightening of marking that’s been widely publicised.
"We feel the girls have done extremely well and we are delighted by the increase in A and A* grades in the face of rising standards.”
People have been talking nationally about how science grades could fall this year after papers were toughened up.
Marking and grading was also tightened for English and maths.
Lets hope our local students buck the trend. If you're a maths, science or English student - let us know how you did.
Nescot, Epsom's college for further and higher education, posted on Facebook: "The very, very best of luck to everyone picking up GCSE results this morning. We're looking forward to seeing you at enrolment today and hearing how you did. All you need to bring is your results/certificates and your enrolment letter. And if there is anyone who doesn't get what they'd hoped - don't panic. Come down to the college anyway, and we'll make sure we find the right course and level for you."
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE GETTING RESULTS TOMORROW! SEE EVERYONE AT EWELL TOMORROW! :-) #GCSE's #goodluck— @mr_marcuss 21 August 2013
Nervous students are starting to arrive at schools to find out their results.
While for many the weeks of hard work and revision will have paid off, there will also inevitably be some left disappointed.
Stay tuned for live updates to find out how different schools have done.
We are asking students and teachers to send in their results, photos and success stories.
Email here or call the newsdesk on 020 8722 6337.
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