GCSE results: Record-breaking achievement celebrated at The Perse in Cambridge

PUPILS at The Perse in Cambridge broke the school’s GCSE records with 90 per cent of entries graded at either A* or A.

This compares to a national average of 22.4pc in 2012.

The 145 boys and girls that made up the school’s first co-educational Year 11 achieved “excellent” results in all subjects, but “exceptional standards” were reserved for Art, Biology, History, Italian, Maths and Music, where in each subject over 80pc of candidates achieved an A* grade. In 2012 the national A* percentage was 7.3pc.

Three quarters of students achieved 9 or more A* and A grades and all 88 GCSEs taken a year early by Year 10 pupils were graded A*.

Headteacher Ed Elliott said: “These are exceptional results achieved by our first ever co-ed Year 11. They are the product of

much hard work and dedicated study and I congratulate all the boys and girls on their achievements.

“I also thank the staff for their inspirational teaching and commitment to helping students realise their individual potentials. I congratulate our Year 10s for their clean sweep of A*s, which is an outstanding achievement.”

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The percentage of pupils obtaining five A*-C grades including English and Maths was 100pc.