Swindon GCSE 2013: Fantastic results for Royal Wootton Bassett Academy
STUDENTS were jumping for joy at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy as the school celebrated some fantastic results.
An impressive 63 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades, including maths and English, and 82 per cent achieved five A* to C grades.
Almost every pupil (99 per cent) achieved one A* to C grade.
Headteacher, George Croxford, said: "We are delighted. This really reflects all the hard work from both students and staff.
"It's fantastic to see all the smiling faces.
“This is the end result of years and years of hard work and these are the first serious big exams that can influence their future education so as you can imagine emotions were running high.
“Despite the changes our students did very well especially in science where they lifted the grade boundaries by 10 per cent which is quite ridiculous.”
Sophie Peart, 16, of Westlea, had prepared herself for the worst but was over the moon when she opened her results to find out she had achieved five A*s and two As plus a C at A-Level science.
She said: "Last night I was trying to put myself in the worst case scenario.
"But I was so happy when I opened the results. I didn't realise I could feel this happy and it is a result of many years of hard work.
“I think being able to do an A Level early is really beneficial and I was really surprised at how well I did.”
Milly Rose, 16, from Royal Wootton Bassett, was celebrating her results with her friends after achieving an A* in media studies, an A in art design and four Bs and two Cs.
She said: “I was really nervous about getting my results but I am pleased because I have done better than I thought.
“There were a lot of people in the room and some did come out crying but that was mainly because they were happy with their results.”
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