GCSE Results 2016 - St Albans School beats national average for grades
PUBLISHED: 14:28 25 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:48 25 August 2016
St Albans School has announced GCSE results which once again far exceed the national average.
95 per cent of GCSEs taken at the school were awarded A*- B grades, with 46 per cent being awarded the top A* grade. The school’s A* and A grades equated to 77 per cent of all results, which is considerably higher than the national average figure of 6.5 per cent at A* and 20.5 per cent at A*A.
Students achieving a clean sweep of 11 A* grades across all subjects taken include Oliver Barratt-Johnson and Ben Craig.
A number of pupils achieved at least 10 A* grades, including Timothy Bagnall, Jordan Collingwood, Owain Cooke, William Drake, William Foxton and Harry Hemsi. Those achieving at least 9 A*s are Jack Bevan, Caspar Fleming, Max Fryer, Stephen Heaney, James Irani, Arjun Kolli, Ed Lambert, Benjamin Plumer, Angus Potter, Jamie Sanderson, James Scragg, James Van Der Welle and Morgan Wynne.
Headmaster Jonathan Gillespie said: “Congratulations to our pupils on their individual successes this year. The results are in line with our expectations of this year group, and I am looking forward to welcoming our successful candidates into the Sixth Form together with the large number of new pupils joining the school next week. Their strong results will provide firm foundations for their progress to A level and beyond.”