|Fourth Record Breaking Year in GCSE Results at Eastbury|
PRESS RELEASE(Thursday 23 August, 2012).
Eastbury celebrated yet another outstanding set of results in GCSE, its fourth record breaking year in succession. 64% of students achieved 5A*-C grades, including English and Mathematics. This increase of 6% from last year is the fourth year on year increase in results. The results will place the school in the top 10% for value added for a second year running, students of all abilities have made excellent progress. Exam results at Eastbury are improving at a faster rate than the national average.
Eastbury was placed in the Top 100 most improved schools in 2011 and is described by OFSTED as, “highly inclusive and caring”. The results this year have exceeded ambitious targets by an additional 5%, which places the school firmly in the top 5% of similar schools. We are especially pleased with the English Language results, 83% of students achieved a higher grade (C) or above. In mathematics 20% of students achieved a grade A*/A.
22% of students achieved 5 or more grade A*/A. There are many individual student success stories achieving top grades in all subjects. Marjana Haque achieved a stunning 14A*/A, Head Girl Chloe 13 A*/A and Head Boy Gary 11 A*/A.
A record number of students achieved more than 8 A*/A grades including:
Zainab, Rachel, Saakshi, Emma, Oluwaseun, Sabrina, Simranjeet, Angela, Rasheed, Daniel, Rebecca, Claudia, Nasra, Gentrit, Angela, Mantis, Shaman, Aparana, Hasjan, Nazamara.
Headteacher, Mr. David Dickson said, “I have always been extremely proud of all the students at Eastbury and their wonderful achievements are a result of their hard work. It is especially pleasing that they have studied hard while still raising thousands of pounds for charity, winning debating competitions and many sporting fixtures. Our students are great team players and working together in partnership with staff, supportive parents and Governors, they are becoming increasingly successful. The vast majority of our students are now progressing into our high achieving Sixth Form.
I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work, professionalism and the many hours they have put in to ensure these amazing results. I would also like to thank our caring families, Governors and Local Authority who have provided support and encouragement. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated staff team and enthusiastic students; I look forward to leading the school to even greater successes in the future.”
D Dickson - Headteacher