Friends' School in Saffron Walden maintain 100 per cent GCSE pass rate

PUBLISHED: 15:32 20 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:32 20 August 2015

Friends' School students celebrate their GCSE results. Left to right: Laurence Ward, Rhiannon Bruce, Leah Elsom, Rosa Scholfield, Rosie Coopersmith, Olivia Richardson, Charlotte Cross, and Felix Hannam.

Friends' School students celebrate their GCSE results. Left to right: Laurence Ward, Rhiannon Bruce, Leah Elsom, Rosa Scholfield, Rosie Coopersmith, Olivia Richardson, Charlotte Cross, and Felix Hannam.

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Friends' School celebrated another fine year of GCSE results, maintaining a 100 per cent A*-G pass rate, with 32 per cent of students achieving A* or A grades.

The percentage of students achieving A*-B grades increased by two per cent to 63, although pupils gaining at least five A*-Cs (including Maths and English) fell to 70 per cent, compared with 76 in 2014.

Charlotte Cross was among many high achievers, gaining two A*s and six As and will be attending sixth form at Friends’ to study A-levels in art, drama, English literature and psychology in September.

She said: “It’s a bit of a surprise, but I’m really pleased that I did better than I thought I would. A-levels will be a bigger challenge, but it will be nice to focus fully on four subjects and not have to worry about the others.”

Felix Hannam achieved three A*s and six As and will study biology, chemistry, geography and maths at A-level.

He said: “I’m very pleased, my results are better than I expected. A-levels are a big step up, but I’m looking forward to it.”

Headteacher Anna Chaudhri said: “I am delighted that results at GCSE are maintaining the excellent level of improvement shown last year, particularly in the top grades.

“These results will enable our students to take up sixth form places with confidence and we are all very proud of them.”

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