Three students from Ormiston Six Villages Academy achieved the new top grade 9 results, which is the equivalent to A**.
- Poppy Thompson achieved two 9s in English literature and maths, one 8, five A*s and an A.
- Jack Saunders got one 9 in maths, two As, four Bs, two 6s and one C.
- Annarisa Punarijit achieved a 9 in English Literature, a 6 in English, 4 in maths, a B in RS and Cs in core and additional science, geography, history and Spanish.
The Westergate school saw more than half its pupils achieve the government’s new headline measure in both English and maths, despite this being the first year of the tougher exams. Overall, 57 per cent achieved a grade 4 (a pass or C equivalent) or better in English and maths, with 70 per cent of English students getting grade 4 or better.
Significantly, 37 per cent achieved at least a grade 5 (a strong pass C) in English or maths, that figure more than half for English students. Principal Umbar Sharif said: “We are delighted with our students’ achievements and congratulate them all, as with the support of our dedicated staff, they have worked tirelessly to achieve these truly excellent results. “Our students have very bright futures ahead of them and we are proud to have helped them on their way.”