FOR the second year in a row there has been a rise in students achieving five A*to C GCSEs including English and maths at Aylestone Business and Enterprise College .
The overall amount of pupils gaining those grades in English and maths this year was more than 61 per cent, while the percentage of pupils achieving the government’s English Baccalaureate measure doubled.
Results show that the Hereford pupils achieved, on average, a whole grade better than last year across all subjects.
Head teacher Sue Woodrow said: “It’s particularly pleasing that our pupils have progressed well in all GCSE subjects, in particular the vital core subjects enabling them to gain access to their chosen college courses."
AT KINGSTONE High School, 62 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C GCSE grades this year.
And the percentage of pupils achieving five A* to C grades, including English and maths, was 45 per cent – a six per cent improvement on last year.
Exceptional performances came from Lauren Hill, Abigail O’Shea, Kathryn James, Rachel Mailes, Andrew Jones and Hattie Butterworth.
The school said: “There have been marked improvements in results.”
A NUMBER of pupils were successful in securing a string of A and A* grades at Weobley High School.
Victoria Brown, Annabelle Buckley, Hannah Connell, Jack Flower, Ella-Rose Jones, Lauren Oakly and Leo Schramm all gained 10 or more A and A* grades.
The provisional overall figure for five or more A*to C GCSE passes is currently 58 per cent and all pupils achieved at least five A*to C passes.
More than 70 per cent of pupils achieved a high-grade pass in maths, and a number of subjects achieved an improvement.
AT the Steiner Academy in Much Dewchurch, 67 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths.