Halstead's Ramsey Academy scores its best ever results - top GCSE passes leap 19% compared to last year

Headteacher Daniel Gee

Headteacher Daniel Gee

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The Ramsey Academy in Halstead celebrated its best ever GCSE results.

An impressive 60 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C grades including English and maths - a jump of 19 per cent on last year’s results.

The A* to C pass rate for English also rose by 14 per cent in English and 20 per cent for maths and the number of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate more than doubled from 10 ten per cent to 21 per cent.

Significant increases were also seen in subjects including statistics, modern foreign languages, graphics, textiles and English literature.

Five teenagers each achieved between seven and 11 A* and A grades, while 99% of all pupils achieved at least one qualification.

Headteacher Daniel Gee said: “We are absolutely delighted by these outstanding results.

“Our school has been transformed over the last two years and today’s results are the culmination of the efforts of our staff and students.

“For our students’ best GCSE results to improve our key headline figure by 19 per cent is incredible and must rank very favourably compared to schools locally and nationally.”

He said pupils of all abilities have done well, adding: “The school’s journey of the last two years has been remarkable and it is now in a position to go from strength to strength.

“I would like to congratulate both the students and staff for their achievements this year and we wish our students well for the future.”

Matthew Hamman said: “I got seven A*s and five As so  I am really happy. I will be going to Colchester Sixth Form next year and hope to study medicine at university.

“I worked really hard and it has definitely paid off.”

 

 

*See more photos in tomorrow's Gazette

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1:07pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Given it's a totally new system of examining GCSEs the results from this year do not compare with previous years. Although both are called GCSEs it's like comparing apples with oranges. So, nice results and they are the best ever (of the new system) but they do NOT compare with the old system as the system changed.
Given it's a totally new system of examining GCSEs the results from this year do not compare with previous years. Although both are called GCSEs it's like comparing apples with oranges. So, nice results and they are the best ever (of the new system) but they do NOT compare with the old system as the system changed. Jack222
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6:15am Fri 22 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

Congrats kids. Your scores tell that you worked and studied hard. Good luck with the coming school year. You CAN do it again...right? Sure you can.EXCELLENT JOB DONE BY ALL.And you know your teachers and Principle are very proud of you.
Congrats kids. Your scores tell that you worked and studied hard. Good luck with the coming school year. You CAN do it again...right? Sure you can.EXCELLENT JOB DONE BY ALL.And you know your teachers and Principle are very proud of you. Navajo wife
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