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2013 GCSE results news from across north Essex
8:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
THOUSANDS of pupils celebrated receiving their GCSE results across north Essex today.
At Colchester Royal Grammar School, in Lexden Road, pupils achieved record-breaking results, with more than half being awarded A* grades.
Some 52 per cent of all grades were A*s, with a total of 580 A*s.
All students achieved five grades A* to C, including English and maths, while 96 per cent of students achieved A*, A and B grades.
At Colchester County High School for Girls, in Norman Way, students achieved a 4 per cent rise from last year in the number of pupils achieving A* and A grades.
At Philip Morant, in Rembrandt Way, a record breaking 70 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A* to C grades, including maths and English, while 28 per cent of grades were A* or A
Half of pupils at Colchester Academy, in Hawthorn Avenue, were awarded five A* to C grades, including English and maths.
St Helena School, in Sheepen Road, celebrated its best ever results.
Some 54 per cent of pupils achieved five grades A* to C including English and maths, a 10 per cent increase on last year.
Pupils at St Benedict's College also celebrated record results.
Some 77 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths, while 23 per cent gained five or more A* or A grades.
Almost all pupils got at least five A* to G grades.
Thurstable School, in Tiptree, saw a drop in last year’s performance, with 52 per cent of pupils gaining five A* to C grades including English and maths and 67 per cent achieving five A* to C grades in any subject.
The number of pupils gaining A and A* grades stayed at 15 per cent, while 98 per cent of pupils were awarded five A* to G grades.
Some 90 per cent of pupils at Colchester High School, in Wellesley Road, were awarded at least five A* to C grades, including maths and English and almost half of pupils gained A* or A grades in maths.
Overall, 41 per cent of pupils got A* or A grades, the highest in the school’s history.
At the Colne Community School, 70 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths.
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