Year 11 students celebrate maths results

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By Em_Williams | Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 16:48

A number of Year 11 students at are celebrating after finding out they have already secured a GCSE A*-C grade eight months early.

They sat the exam in November and, out of a year group of 236 students, 62% have now achieved at least a C or better. The remaining 38% of students will have other chances later on in the year to achieve a higher grade.

The news was well received at the school particularly as last year's Year 11 had been adversely affected by the last minute raising of grade boundaries.  The school is still involved in an ongoing appeal against the AQA exam board, contesting the 2012 Maths Modular results.  Following this, the school decided to switch exam board and move to a Linear exam at the start Autumn Term.

Commenting on the latest results, head teacher Isobel Bryce said: "We are so proud of our Year 11 students who responded brilliantly to all the help and support given to them by our Maths department. 

The 62% achieved places them eighteen percentage points higher than similar schools nationally at this stage of the year. It shows that last summer's AQA results were completely anomalous and we will continue to do all that we can to fight for justice for the young people involved."

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