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  • Hundreds of school leavers across Herefordshire will find out their GCSE results today.
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Here is a statement from Hereford Academy:

"Even though the overall results are disappointing for The Hereford Academy there are many positives and it is very pleasing to note the outstanding improvement in results in English where 67% of our students achieved an A*to C grade, beating last year’s performance in this subject by 10%.

"We also recognise the significant improvement in Modern Foreign Languages where 58% of students have achieved a ‘C’ grade or above. Outstanding performances have come from art, business studies, catering, drama, health and social care and sport.

"The top achieving male student was Ryan Cooper and the top achieving female student was Melissa Loveridge.  Many congratulations to them both.

Hereford Times:

Top achieving male student Ryan Cooper with his results.

"Congratulations are also extended to all our students for their hard work and commitment and, in particular, to Georgina Evans, Rebecca Duggin, Nicole Forrer, Regan Bacon, Chloe Jones and Edvinas Jasiukaitis.

"Well done also to our top five point scoring post 16 students - Jordan Baker, Leah Chester, Sophie Payne, Paul Hully and Jordan Hully.

"OFSTED has recognised the significant progress The Academy has made, particularly around attainment and progress in English."


Kingstone High School

Students at Kingstone High School celebrated their results today, with 62% of all students achieving five or more A* to C grades.

Notable performances came from Lauren Hill with six A* and five A grades, Abigail O’Shea with five A* and five A grades, Kathryn James who achieved three A* and nine A grades, Rachel Mailes who got three A* and eight A grades, Andrew Jones who achieved two A*, one Distinction*, four A and two B grades and Hattie Butterworth with three A*, six A and one B grade were just some of the many students celebrating excellent results.

13% of all students achieved five or more A* or A grades.

No student left here this year without at least one GCSE qualification.

There were also a number of A* and A grades for year 10 students who took their qualifications a year early, with Jack Taylor, Steph Price, Ella Davies and Jess Thomas performing particularly strongly.


The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)

Hereford Times: RNC teacher Steve Ramsdale has been commended for his contribution to young enterprise.

75% of Maths students at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford achieved a grade C – a difficult task given the limitations presented by graphs and diagrams.

Kate Stevenson, maths tutor, described the level of effort by the students: “I am over the moon with the maths GCSE results this year.

"The students worked really hard and, given the specific obstacles faced by students with visual impairments, they have to be spot on with the non-visual areas of this subject to gain such good grades. We also had great support from our maths volunteer.”

Other GCSE subjects taken at RNC were English (IGCSE) and health and social care, both of which followed national trends.

“Notably, the results for health and social care showed progress for the individuals concerned, which builds confidence for their future studies,” said Libby Hudson, teacher in charge of academic studies.

For more information about studying at RNC, including the range of course options on offer, visit or call the student enquiries line on 01432 376 621.

The college is a further education provider for people aged 16 to 65 with a visual impairment.


Fairfield High School

Head teacher, Sue Gaston, congratulated all the staff and students for their hard work and said: “We are particularly pleased that every one of our students has been offered a place either to study at one of the colleges or to complete work-based training. 

Hereford Times:

Fairfield High School high-flyers.

"At Fairfield we remain committed to ensuring that all our students have the opportunity to study a wide range of courses so that they have plenty of options post 16 and can go on to achieve in a variety of areas, both academic and vocational”.


Fairfield High School

Hereford Times:

Fairfield High School students celebrating a great set of GCSE results.

Fairfield students have been celebrating success again this year after 80% of students gained five A* to C passes at GCSE, with 73% achieving five A*to C passes including English and maths. 

45% of students gained the coveted English Baccalaureate suite of subjects. 

Many subjects achieved 100% pass rates (grade C or above) including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, photography, product design and textiles, while several others ensured more than 90% of their entrants gained the top grades.

A third of all students gained three or more A* or A grades, whilst 13% achieved eight or more A* and A grades.


Weobley High School

There was a 100% pass rate in English literature for Weobley High School students this year.

And in maths, more than 70% of pupils achieved a high-grade GCSE pass, with most other subjects having experienced a year-on-year improvement.

The provisional overall figure for five or more A*to C GCSE passes is currently 58% and all pupils achieved at least five A*to G passes.

Several pupils gained a whole string of A and A* grades including outstanding achievements by Victoria Brown, Annabelle Buckley, Hannah Connell, Jack Flower, Ella-Rose Jones, Lauren Oakly and Leo Schramm who all gained 10 or more A/A* grades.

The school was also very pleased with the progress pupils have made, particularly in the English Baccalaureate measure which again placed Weobley students amongst the top performers nationally. 



Hereford Cathedral School

The school’s GCSE results have remained excellent in the ‘traditionally difficult’ subjects such as the sciences, English and Latin. 

The biology, chemistry, physics and music departments are delighted that this is the eighth year running that their students have achieved all A*to C grades.

Hereford Times:

Conor Porter, Briony Seden and Rachael Kennedy celebrate their results.

Paul Smith, Hereford Cathedral School’s headmaster, said: “These are excellent results and I am delighted for the pupils, the staff and, of course, the pupils’ parents.”

“These GCSE results continue the pattern set by our A-level students last week, and explains why the school is increasingly recognised as one of the leading schools in the country.

“I look forward to welcoming back current and new students to what will be our biggest ever Sixth Form, clearly demonstrating the confidence that students and parents have in the school helping students to achieve outstanding A Level grades, and securing places at the university of their choice.”

97.8% of students achieved a grade A* to C including English and maths.


Hereford Cathedral School

A quarter of Hereford Cathedral pupils achieved A* to A grades in all their GCSE exams.

Emma Parry-Jones and Maisy Spalding were two of six pupils who achieved at least 11 top A* grades with Eliza Baring, Helen Bennett, Rachael Kennedy and Anna Sweetman being awarded 12 A* star grades.

Eliza, Helen, Rachael, Anna and Maisy’s grades also included an A** (double star) grade for additional maths. 


Hereford Times:

Emma Parry-Jones, Helen Bennet, Maisy Spalding, Rachael Kennedy and Anna Sweetman all achieved at least 11 A* grades.  

In total, 22 out of the 93 year-11 pupils achieved all A* or A grades in the subjects they studied.

Toby Cotton, Jo Moore, Matthew Owen, Conor Porter, Toby Austin, Ed Harris and Geraint Downing all achieved at least 10 straight A*/A grades.

Almost a third of all Hereford Cathedral School results were at the top A* grade, with 59% of all grades being at A*/A. 

More than 80% of all grades achieved were above a B grade. 



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Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre

There were outstanding results in many subjects, most notably in modern foreign languages where students scored 43% A*to A in French and 44% A*to A in German.

Of the 200 marks available in GCSE French, Anais Banneville scored the maximum 200/200 and year nine younger entrant, Maya Debono, scored 197/200.

  • In English literature, 45% scored A or A* with 100% achieving C or above.
  • In GCSE music, 43% achieved A* or A with 100% achieving C or above.
  • In BTEC sport, 43% achieved distinction or higher with 100% achieving a pass or higher.
  • In religious education, 31.6% achieved A or A*.

Top performers were:

  • Hannah Mather (11 A*s)
  • Zoe Black (8 A*s and 3 As)
  • Callum O’Grady (4 A* and 7 As)
  • Rowan Morris (3A* and 8 As)
  • Terry Cullen (2 A* and 8 As)
  • Katie Thomas (6 A* and 4 As)
  • Connor Reno (4 A* and 6 As)
  • Ed Rumsey (3A* and 6 As),
  • Anais Banneville, Molly Barker, Rachel Harris, Megan Cawley, Isabelle Jones, Rosie Bufton and Tom Millward all achieved five or more A*to As.
  • Jackson Merrick, April Bird and Zak Southwood achieved three or more A*to As.


Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre

Hereford Times: Earl Mortimer College has launched its new promotional video.

Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre has bucked the national trend with a rise in the number of students achieving achieving a grade C or above in English.

EMC students reached 60% in that subject – a 5% increase on last year.

It has led to an increase in the number of pupils achieving a C or higher in English and maths from last year’s 49% to 52.2%.

The results earned by the students of Earl Mortimer College at GCSE (and equivalent) mark the fifth consecutive annual increase, shattering records and producing the best ever performance in key areas.

Principal, Adrian Long, said: “Our students worked extremely hard to meet their potential.

"Their life chances depend upon these results and the good news they received today echoes their commendable efforts, and those of their teachers and support staff.

"We believe this further compounds the Ofsted judgement of good, which was awarded to the college for the first time last year."


Monmouth Comprehensive School

Many students achieved A* and As across eight subjects or more, including english and mathematics.

Science and Mathematics saw increases in attainment this year, with more than 80% of students obtaining top grades.

The school is also in its fourth year of entering students for the Welsh Baccalaureate and achieved a 100% pass rate.



Monmouth Comprehensive School

There has been a significant increase in attainment across all subject areas at Monmouth Comprehensive School - with many students achieving a galaxy of A*s.

The school has recorded its best ever results, with the majority of students achieving top grades.

93% achieved five A*to C grades.

Hereford Times:

Students at Monmouth Comprehensive School celebrating their results.





Bedstone College

Headmaster, David Gajadharsingh, said: “The GCSE group had a tough act to follow when the A-level results were published last
week, but they have risen to the challenge to produce a set of results close to the best ever for the school at grades B or better.

"It is very pleasing to see such an improvement in the standard benchmark of 5A*to C including English and Mathematics, which shows what a talented bunch they are.


Hereford Times:

Annabelle Skinner and Abby Rozee, both from Leintwardine, gained 17 A* grades between them.

"Great credit must go to them and to their teachers for a great deal of hard work.

"There were some outstanding performances from many of our students, but special mention must go to Abby Rozee (10A*/A), James Fox (eight A*/A), Annabelle Skinner (seven A*/A), and Marcus Sheppard and Charlotte Badlan (six A*/A).

"Most of our year 11 group will be staying on into the sixth form.

"They will be joined by an impressive number of new students; swelling the size of our L6 to almost double of what it was last year.

"I have no doubt that there is more to come from this group of very able young people”.

Bedstone College is a non-selective day and boarding school
for boys and girls aged three to 18. 

The next open morning is Saturday October 11. For more information call 01547 530961 or email


Bedstone College

Results have improved "significantly" at Bedstone College since last year.

77.3% of the college's first language English-speaking
students achieved at least five A*to C grades including English and mathematics.

Overall, 24% of all grades were at A*/A and nearly 50% were graded at a B or better.


A message from Herefordshire Council:

Hereford Times:

Around 2,000 students from across the county have received their GCSE exam results today.

Provisional figures show that young people have had increased success in obtaining five A* to C GCSE (or equivalent) including English and mathematics - especially as the national rate has declined slightly.

Provisional results indicate that 68.7 per cent of students have achieved five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade A* to C, with 59 per cent gaining five A* to C GCSE (or equivalent) including English and mathematics, which is an improvement on 2013’s results.

Nationally the overall pass rate fell by just under two percentage points.

The number of students obtaining five A* to C GCSE (or equivalent) has fallen, but this is in line with the national trend.

This is mainly due to changes to vocational qualifications.

Councillor Jeremy Millar, cabinet member for young people and children’s wellbeing, said: “The county’s students have once again achieved good GCSE results and I am delighted with their success. 

“I would like to congratulate the students, parents and schools for their continued hard work, which has clearly paid off.  I wish our students the best of luck in their future endeavours whether they decide on further education, training courses or employment.”


John Kyrle High School

Also, along with many Herefordshire schools, there had been a whole-school focus upon improving the performance of students from vulnerable families.

John Kyrle has improved the examination results of this group by almost 100%. 

Mr Griffitns said that the school continued to enter students for traditional GCSE courses with very little reliance upon equivalent qualifications. 

Mr Griffiths thanked his staff and governors and said: “In addition to praising our fabulous students, I want to pay special credit to their families for all the support they continue to show their sons and daughters as well as the school. 

"Our positive partnership with families and the wider community is a cornerstone of our continued success.”

From September, the school will welcome its largest ever intake into year seven and the school’s sixth form will also be its biggest.

Mr Griffiths said the school is going from strength to strength.

“These results, coupled with the soon to be completed £1.2 million maths centre, means we can be confident in our provision for new and current students,” added Mr Griffiths.

He said that his pride in leading the school and his confidence in further successes had "never been greater". 


John Kyrle High School

Notable successes, with more than 100 A* grades between them, included Ella Nuttall, Flora Williams Burton, Mollie Hodgson- Casson, Nick Burden, Lucy Young, Elliot Gooch, Emma Greenough, Joseph Rae, Alexander Flach, Joanna Da Silva, William Phillips and twins Andrew and Jonathan Evans.

Nigel Griffiths, head teacher, said he was particularly pleased with the progress made by the school’s more-able cohort especially when the number of higher grades awarded had been reduced nationally. 


John Kyrle High School

John Kyrle High School is celebrating the most successful academic year in its history.

A record 64% of students gained the key threshold measure of five or more A*to C grades, including in English and Maths.

The school was also successful in terms of the English Baccalaureate owing to the good performance of science, humanities and especially modern foreign languages.

The majority of students will be returning to join the school’s Sixth Form in September when it will also be welcoming students from other schools locally.


John Kyrle High School

Hereford Times:

Staff and students at John Kyrle High School celebrating GCSE results.

Back row, from left, is: Nigel Griffiths (head teacher), Emma Ormiston, Sophie Wilkes, Nick Burden, Benny Bornoff, Karen Frost (chairman of governors), Mark Croad (assistant headteacher/head of year).

Front row, from left, is: Flora Williams Burton, Rhiannon Smith and Hannah Ralphs.



Lady Hawkins' mathematics department this year achieved an 86% pass rate.

This is the highest of all time at the school and staff wish to congratulate all students on their efforts.



Some of Lady Hawkins' School top performers:

Hereford Times:



Lady Hawkins' School

Every student at Lady Hawkins' School in Kington has left school with an A* to G GCSE.

And 80% have eight or more A* to C grades, 55% gaining five A* to C grades including English and maths.

One student, Calum Hayon, gained nine A* grades and two A grades while 16% of the year group gained one or more A* grades.

Gary House, head teacher, said: “We aim to provide sustained high-quality education for our students. Students, staff and parents have much to celebrate in this set of results.

“The inclusive nature of the school is reflected in results ranging from high flyers gaining as many as 15 A*-C grades including English and maths."

Some students who were entered into exams early include year-11 student Hannah Allaway who achieved an A grade in A-level Music, year-11 student Tymoteusz Nowak who achieved an AS-level in Polish and year-10 student Phoebe Price who achieved an A* GCSE in German.

“All of this reflects high standards of learning and teaching, this results set is due reward for the hard work and dedication of staff, students and their families, for example revision classes before and after school, study support days in the holidays and whole subject revision days in the run up to exams,” added Mr House.

“Our vision for Lady Hawkins’ has always been that of a true community school where all the children of our community are happy, valued and fulfil their potential. We have high expectations of our students and rely on parents to support us in our quest for ever higher standards.

"The good examination results the school achieves are through the partnership approach we adopt with parents, teachers and students.

“Linked with our very successful review visits by HMI and National Leaders for Education in which the school was confirmed as having a secure vision and shared values, excellent behaviour and a positive working attitudes among students these results show that the school community is working together to raise achievement and build a strong foundation of success for life-long learning. This has come about through the hard work and partnership of students, staff, parents and governors.

“I want to say ‘well done’ to all concerned.”


Pupils over the border have also performed well in the 2014 WJEC GCSE examinations according to Powys County Council.

Almost seven out of 10 results (67%) received grades A*to C and nearly one in five (19%) were A* to A.

Powys grades at A*to A are similar to Wales as a whole.

Powys results at grades A*to C are two per cent lower than in 2013 but remain nearly one per cent higher than in Wales.

Results maintain the high standards seen in previous years’ performance and remain consistently above the all-Wales averages.

In addition, many pupils have also achieved equivalent qualifications in vocational subjects.

Cllr Arwel Jones, Powys County Council’s cabinet member for education, said: “Our warm congratulations go to all pupils for achieving such excellent results which demonstrate their great commitment and hard work. 

"This is made possible by the support they receive from dedicated teaching and support staff in all our schools and also from their families.”


Lucton School

Half of all exams taken at Lucton School were awarded with A* or A grades and 91.3% of students achieved five A* to C grades.

Hereford Times:

Lucton students who achieved 59 A* and A grades between them are, from left, Eve Mackley, James Goodman, Aidan Berry, Josh Gladwin and Andrew Niblett.

Lucton’s headmistress, Gill Thorne, is delighted by the results.

"Any school would be proud of these grades. I am particularly pleased with the consistency of our top grades and yet again, I am extremely proud of Lucton’s performance in the sciences," she said.

"We have a 100% pass rate in the separate sciences - physics, chemistry and biology - and 67% of these results were either A* or A grades.

"These are subjects that universities value particularly highly and the statistics are quite remarkable. Also, for the second year running, chemistry achieved 100% A* to B.”

Lucton Senior School is hosting an open evening on Thursday October 2 from 4.30pm.

For more information call 01568 782000 or email


Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools

Monmouth School achieved its best pass rate (A* to C grade) in four years with 97.5 per cent, while Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls’ pass rate was 97.9 per cent.

Dr Steven Connors, head master at Monmouth School, said: “We are thrilled with these tremendous results which show that the boys have performed well across the board.

“Our decision to switch to IGCSE in history has clearly been vindicated, as that department’s results have returned to their usual high standard with 27 boys achieving A*s and 26 achieving A grades in the subject.

“It is nice not to be caught up with the volatility in history grades that we experienced in the past.

“The boys should all be extremely proud of what they have achieved, and I would like to thank the teachers for their support, encouragement and unwavering commitment.”


Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools

A Ross-on-Wye teenager who went to school in Monmouth achieved a clean sweep of A* grades.

Samuel White was one of three students – along with Rory Booth and Zachariah Raouf – at Monmouth School who were awarded 11 A* grades.

He said: "I’m relieved. These are the grades I was expecting. I put in a fraction more work than Rory. I would like to get that first from Oxbridge one day, and a clean sweep in my academic career.

“Anything that isn’t perfect gives you a nagging feeling.”

Hereford Times:

Monmouth School pupils who achieved 11 A* grades are, from left, Rory Booth, Samuel White and Zachariah Raouf.


Wigmore High School

At Wigmore High School, year 11 pupils achieved the highest percentage of pass grades for a number of years, with 79% achieving five A*to C grades including English and Maths.

Head teacher, Andrew Shaw, said: "We are delighted with the achievements of all our pupils - they have worked hard and thoroughly deserve their success.

"They have been a wonderful group of pupils to work with and we wish them well for the future.”


Aylestone School

The percentage of pupils achieving the government’s English Baccalaureate measure doubled this year and Aylestone results show that pupils of all abilities progressed well, achieving on average a whole grade better than last year across all subjects.

There was a rise of 40% in the number of A*/A grades awarded, and boys now match girls in making very good progress.

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.

"Well done to all. All pupils should be congratulated on their commitment to their studies, and they, their teachers and their families should be delighted that their hard work has paid off.”


Aylestone School

Hereford Times: Aylestone School students celebrating their GCSE results this morning.

For the second year in a row there has been a rise in students achieving five A*to C GCSEs including English and maths.

The overall number this year was 61%.



John Masefield High School

In addition four students, Harmony Jefferson, Isaac George, Max Davis and Kate Barber achieved almost top marks in GCSE Further Maths and were awarded A* distinction grades - a grade that is only awarded to the top students in the country for the most challenging GCSE courses

Success rates were also high for vocational subjects with nearly all students progressing  into further education, training or apprenticeships. 

A spokesman for the school said: "We are proud of our achievements and believe that all students at JMHS receive high-quality teaching, accurate guidance on courses and appropriate support which enables them to achieve success."

Parents wishing to visit the school are welcome to attend an open evening on Thursday October 2.



John Masefield High School

Other notable individual highlights include:

                                                              A*                           A

Joe Baker                                               1                             7

Kate Barber                                           11                           1

Alice Clay                                               3                            5

Max Davis                                              8                             3

Isaac George                                         7                             4

Alex Haigh                                             11                          

Calypso Harvey                                     8                             1

Beth Hiley                                              12                           1

Jack Hodson                                          1                              7

Joseph Howells                                                                     6

Ellie Jackson                                         5                             7

Harmony Jefferson                              8                                2

Ben Mowbray                                       2                               4

Emily Northover                                   4                               1

Dan Page                                               1                             4

Alice Pengelly                                       1                               8

Dan Reilly                                              3                              6

Katherine Roberts                               5                               1

Callum Robinson                                                                   5

Sam Seaborn                                                                        6

Annie Seeberg                                     2                               4

Tom Snelling                                         2                              7

James Waters                                       2                             4

Immy Wright                                         3                             9



John Masefield High School

Results at John Masefield High School are the highest ever – with 68% of students achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths.

Students performed well in core subjects, with 78% achieving C grades or higher in English and 74% in maths.  

In biology, chemistry and physics, 40% of all grades were A* or A grades.

That figure was also achieved in history and in Spanish 11 out of 18 students achieved A* or A grades.   

Outstanding results were obtained in English Literature with twenty three students achieving the highest A* grade. 

Top perfomers include Beth Hiley, who has achieved 12 A* grades, Kate Barber and Alex Haigh - who both achieved 11 A* grades. 



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St Mary's R.C High School

An overall 87% of students achieved at least five  A* to C grades including English and maths - with a narrow gap between girls and boys.

It represents a full 12 percentage point increase over last year's record results.

And while nearly all pupils made the progress expected from the age of 11, more than two thirds made more progress than national standards would suggest and more than one third made "much more" progress.

46% percent of grades awarded were A* or A and 13% of pupils achieved all A*/A grades.

Head teacher, Clive Lambert, said: "The year group has been excellent throughout their school career making a full contribution to all aspects of the life of St Mary's. They will be missed but we wish them well for the future and we are are confident that after their grounding at St Mary's  that they will succeed in their chosen studies or work.

"May i thank parents for their support of their children in school and staff for helping them to achieve what they have."




Queen Elizabeth Humanities College

Head girl Danielle Brunsdon is celebrating after achieving 12 straight A/A* grades - as well having already gained a C in Dutch and a B in Afrikaans when she was in year eight.

And as well as top results in English, maths and science, 19 students at the school also achieved C+ grades in Latin after just three years of study.

Students continued in the trend of performing above the national average, with 65% achieving five or more GCSEs including English and maths at grade C and above.

Among the college's top performing subjects were English (85%), maths (69%) and science (66%) and this year 28% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate.

Dr Michael Goodman, head teacher of the school, said: “We are extremely proud of our students in their achievements once again this year.

"They have been a delightful group of youngsters to work with and have always shown that they are keen to perform to their highest ability.

"We were determined when we took over the leadership of the school to show that our students were no different to those in other high performing schools in the county. We immediately took steps to bring that reality into effect.

"Over the past five years we have worked with staff, students and parents to ensure that the Bromyard community can be extremely proud of the achievements of its children in terms of academic success.”





Queen Elizabeth Humanities College

Students celebrating a bumper set of results are, from left, Alex Lane, Alice Herbert, Sioned Williams, Oliver Jackson, Lorna Wiliams, Danielle Brunsdon.

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Whitecross Hereford: High School and Specialist Sports College

At Whitecross, students are celebrating a year of excellent results - with record numbers of A and A* grades.

The headline figure of 55% of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths exceeds the school’s target.

Loran Adcock, Ellie Bramhall, Molly Bufton-Stear, Felix Fuller, Adam Hizzey, Karya Sipahi and Olivia Williams all achieved seven or more A* or A grades at GCSE.  

One in five of all grades achieved by students at Whitecross was an A or A*.

Headteacher Denise Strutt said, “Everyone at Whitecross recognises the value of hard work and effort and these results show just what can be achieved.

"I am pleased that our results this year that show that every student, no matter what their starting point, can achieve great things. 

"I’d like to thank the staff, students and their parents for their commitment to the school and enabling students to progress with great results behind them.”

Schools are judged on the evidence of progress of all students - not only those who can achieve C and above grades - and Whitecross is "thrilled" that progress data for all students is on target and in line with national expectations. 


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The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School

Thirteen students achieved A/A* grades in 10 or more subjects, while 50% of its students achieved at least one grade A.

Head Boy, Toby Woods, gained11 A*s including an A*+ in additional maths - an achievement which places him in the top one to two per cent nationally.

Toby also manages to find time to pursue his sporting interests; he is a member of the school’s First XV Rugby Team and the Welsh Indoor Rowing Champion.

Other students who achieved A/A* grades in all of their subjects are: Megan Halpin, Jack Helm, Catherine Thomas, James Bennett, William Sankey,  Rosie Woolard and Charlie Shave.




The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School

Students, parents and staff are celebrating after more than 70% of students achieved five A*- C grades in GCSE subjects, while 63% achieved five A*- C grades including English and mathematics.

All students entered for BTEC subjects passed with a GCSE equivalent grade.

English language results show a 20% improvement on 2013, and 95% of students passed English literature with a grade C or above.

79% of students achieved a C or above in maths, while 94% achieved a C or above in science.

Head teacher, Sara Catlow-Hawkins, said: “The results, which surpass last year’s achievement, are testimony to the hard work of students and staff and the school’s high aspirations for every student.

"This is a great achievement, which reflects the hard work of the students and the all important partnership between home and school”


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Well done to all the young achievers today. For those who didn't quite get what you need, don't worry. There are to a of options still available for you to leave your mark on the world
Well done to all the young achievers today. For those who didn't quite get what you need, don't worry. There are to a of options still available for you to leave your mark on the world Hereford Common Sense
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