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Gillotts celebrates best ever GCSE results
Published 21/08/14



THERE were jubilant scenes at Gillotts School in Henley today (Thursday) as pupils celebrated its best ever GCSE results.

Eighty-one per cent of 180 students achieved five or more passes at grade C or above, including English and maths, shattering last year’s record by almost 10 per cent.

Across all subjects 87 per cent gained A* to C grades.

Headteacher Catharine Darnton said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic — these are the best results we have had by a long, long way and I’m just tremendously proud of the young people and all their achievements.”

She said it was a testament to the hard work the school had put in over the years.

“It doesn’t happen overnight, you have to set your mind to improving a school over a long, long time and it’s great to see everybody’s efforts coming to fruition,” he said.

Achievement in the subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate — maths, two sciences, English, a humanity and a language — saw 55 per cent of pupils gain passes at C grade or above.

Many of the year 11 students arrived at the school ready to celebrate at Reading Festival this weekend. Others said they would be enjoying a meal out with their parents or having a party.

High achievers included Sally Kuspisz, 16, of St Katherine’s Road, Henley, with 10 A*s and one A grade. She hopes to study history, German and maths at The Henley College.

She said: “I am amazingly happy and really shocked.”

India Burgess, 16, of Baskerville Road, Sonning Common, achieved nine A*s and two A grades. She plans to study A Levels in history, French, music and biology at The Henley College.

She said she was going to Reading Festival on Saturday to watch the Arctic Monkeys.

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Published 21/08/14

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