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GCSE Results at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre
A record 65% of student GCSE entries gained headline 5+
A*-C grades with an increase in the overall pass rate to
97% at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre. Over
half of the higher grade GCSEs included Maths and English
with 74% of grades at C or above.
completes an outstanding summer for the school. The DfES
designation of John Kyrle as a High Performing Specialist
College has been more than borne out with record results
in SATs, A Level and now GCSEs.
Nigel Griffiths said he was delighted for students, parents,
staff and governors all of whom had worked very hard to
gain these results. He was especially pleased with the performance
of the school's identified high performing students and
that of boys overall. Whilst girls' high scores continue
to exceed those of others nationally and in similar schools,
boys have closed the gap and are now only just behind in
. . .
happy with their results: Liz Nicholls, Steph Vinall, Maria Taylor
and Timothy Alston. DSC_4831
Handley, Josh Smith and Nicola Burton. DSC_4841
Griffiths said, 'Highly qualified and hugely committed staff
support the school's relentless pursuit of high performance
and this has allowed us, once again, to improve upon our
previous best. Headline results are very pleasing and the
school will once again be in the top performing 20% of schools
nationally based upon value added scores. I am sure that
parents of Year 11 students would confirm our view that
close partnership with home is a key factor in our continued
Headteacher, Rob Wallace, said that the results augured
well for the large number of students returning to John
Kyrle's Sixth Form.
number of John Kyrle students are worthy of individual praise.
These include Le Jin who joined the school from Hong Kong
two years ago having English as a second language to his
native Cantonese. Jin gained 2 As, 1 B and 6 Cs; Maria Taylor
9 A* - As and 4 Bs; Liz Nichols 8 A* - As and 5 Bs; Josh
Smith 10 A - A*, and 2 Bs; Tim Alston 11 A* - As and 1 B;
Stephanie Vinall 12 A* - As and 1 B; Dean Webley 12A* -
As and 3 Bs; Rachel Mace 12 A* - A and 2 Bs; Vicky Handley
9 A* - A and 2 Bs and Rosie Turner 9 A* - As and 2 Bs.
Robinson gained 9 A* - A, 4 Bs and a C whist training for
and representing the UK at fencing in an international tournament
Parsons who gained 10 GCSE passes took his GCSEs whist auditioning
for X-Factor having already won the John Kyrle version.
the results: Timothy Alston. DSC_4819
Mayo and Liz Nicholls. DSC_4828
Hennesy with proud mum, Anne. DSC_4835
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