Verulam boys bridge gender gap

PUBLISHED: 16:51 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:31 06 May 2010

VERULAM School in St Albans is achieving well above the national standards for boys which has been reflected in another year of GCSE success. The students have performed particularly well in subjects which girls traditionally do much better at such as Eng

VERULAM School in St Albans is achieving well above the national standards for boys which has been reflected in another year of GCSE success.

The students have performed particularly well in subjects which girls traditionally do much better at such as English, foreign languages and food technology.

And boys taking the new triple science exams achieved 90 straight A*/A grades - double the number of last year.

Three students also achieved 11 straight A*/A grades - Tom Oakley, Gregory Heikel and Jonno Saunders.

Head teacher David Kellaway said: "These results are a testament to the hard work of pupils and the support of both staff and parents. I was delighted that this year our results for five A to Cs including English and Maths increased from last year's strong performance.

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