St George's School, Harpenden, celebrates 'a smashing year'

PUBLISHED: 12:18 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 May 2010

Anxious pupils prepare to check their GCSE results

Anxious pupils prepare to check their GCSE results

OVER 90 per cent of pupils at St George s School in Harpenden achieved at least five A*-C grades, including maths and English, at GCSE. The total percentage of top grades reached an all time high at the Sun Lane school and means that there sixth form cour

And it turns out to be good news all round

OVER 90 per cent of pupils at St George's School in Harpenden achieved at least five A*-C grades, including maths and English, at GCSE.

The total percentage of top grades reached an all time high at the Sun Lane school and means that there sixth form courses will be full when the new term starts next week.

Exams officer Paul McGillivray said: "Average scores rose by 30 points and that means that only a handful will not qualify for sixth form entry which has already been raised in the past three years.

Head Norman Hoare described Year 11 as, "a smashing year" who deserved their success.

He added: "We have seen the benefits of a tight control over the number of GCSEs taken and a proper breadth of study. They are incredibly well rounded in their qualifications - besides the standard maths, English and sciences, they have a humanities, an aesthetic and practical study, a technology, ICT and RE.

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