GCSE pass rates rise at Saltus
Saltus Grammar School students scored an 89 percent pass rate in the latest GCSE results — up from 84 percent last year.
The figures — which represent Year 11 students who achieved five or more passes at Grades A* to C — pleased headteacher Ted Staunton.
Our focus on raising standards and striving for academic excellence is continuing to impact very positively on our results, said Mr Staunton in a statement.
Its always gratifying to see students reach their potential and Id like to thank the teachers for the hard work they have put in to help students who are to be congratulated on their achievements.
Noteworthy achievements include Courtney Barbosa, Ciara Burrows, Nathaniel Hartwig, Daniel Heintzman and Joss Lines, who each gained at least two A* grades, and a string of A and B grades.
In addition, Year Nine and Year Ten students achieved 64 GCSE Grades A* to C in English language, Spanish and music, representing a 94 percent pass rate.
Meanwhile the school described the results of its Saltus Graduate Years Programme as outstanding.
In Advanced Placement exams — a programme covering work at the level of first-year university courses — 12 students were recognised as AP Scholars, with a further four attaining AP National Scholar status, the highest designation.
National Scholar status students are S Nicholas Barton with nine AP passes, Michael Johnston and Daniel Pell with seven, and Hannah Gibbons with six.
AP Scholar with Honours students were Rachel Doughty, Kyle McGhee and Kelsey Pichery. AP Scholars were Scott Clarke, Andrew Frith, Danielle Lightbourne and Nicholas Patterson.
In SGY1, a record number of students were awarded AP Scholar status after completing only one year of the programme. Xiaoyu Sun earned AP Scholar with Honours status, while AP Scholar status was achieved by Jevon Swan, Mark Godfrey and Leandra Straquadanio.
Lawyer suspended from practising
Douglas visits to submit Ariel Sands plans
Jewel looks for a house and finds Paradise
Marathon legend Neville Virgil dies
Sex offence accused to face trial
VSB TV News alive and kicking online
RenRe gives America’s Cup a place to anchor
Fahy: We’re searching for solution over loan
Man, 58, arrested after Smith’s stabbing
Town criers find plenty to shout about
America’s Cup set to boost economy by $242m
Oracle dip their toe in Great Sound
A GREAT effort to derail gang activity
Hamilton Harbour may host World Series races
Worrying levels of rotavirus reported
Take Our Poll