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Warwick Academy hails IGCSE results

Star students: Zach Myers and Hannah Marshall

Warwick Academy students and staff are celebrating a sparkling set of IGCSE results.

The number of students that achieved five or more A* to C grades increased to 85 per cent, while 30 per cent of all examinations sat resulted in an A* or A grade.

Among the school’s highest achievers were Zach Myers who gained nine A* and one A, and Hannah Marshall who earned eight A* and one A in their exams.

Mr Myers, 16, said he was “over the moon” with his results and hoped they would help him pursue a career in biosciences later in life.

The Warwick teenager added: “I did not sleep too well the day before I got the first set of results; there was a lot of pacing up and down the house. But when I saw how I did I was relieved and everything seemed to calm down. I hope I can do equally as well in my IB and then go to university in the UK.

“I’m not 100 per cent sure where yet, but I’m looking at biosciences and perhaps one day becoming a university professor.”

Ms Marshall, 15, told The Royal Gazette her grades were the result of a lot of hard work in the classroom and at home.

She said: “It’s great to know all the work has paid off.

“It’s been a challenge, especially with all the other extra-curricular activities. but it’s all been worth it.

“I’m not completely sure where I want to go after finishing my IB, but I enjoy chemistry and might consider med-school in the US.”

Several Warwick pupils achieved impressive IGCSE results including Brian Darling who earned seven A*, two A and a B, while Hannah Mallon, Anthony Whaley, AnneMarie Puiu, Tia Froud and Cameron Bell also gained four A*.

Warwick Academy principal, Maggie McCorkell, said: “We are all delighted with the wonderful news about our examination results and scholarship winners.

“We shared in early July the news of our record-breaking International Baccalaureate results where Fiona Dobson became the first student from the school to achieve 45 out of a possible 45 points.

“I am equally pleased and proud of the results of our Year 11 IGCSE class who have improved on last year’s five A* to C percentage moving it to 85 per cent with the number of A and A* grades improving to 30 per cent.”

The latest IGCSE results follow Warwick Academy’s record breaking International Baccalaureate results that were announced earlier this summer.

The graduating class achieved a 92 per cent diploma pass rate and a 100 per cent pass rate in the individual subjects.

The schools’ average diploma score was 32.88 points per student — its best to date.