After months of anticipation, students from the Leighton Buzzard area were poised to find out how they got on in their GCSE results.
Over in Mentmore Road, Cedars Upper School announced that the percentage of students obtaining five A* to C grades has risen from 71% to 81%.
While at Vandyke Upper School, 99.5% of pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes with 60% getting five or more A* to C including English and Maths.
And at The Cottesloe School in Wing, 79% of students achieved five A* to C grades with 58% achieving five A*to C with English and Maths.
Headteacher of the Wing school, Andy McBurnie, credited the success to the dedication of students and staff at the school.
“I am delighted for the students and staff, who have worked so hard.
“I am especially pleased by the significant increase in the highest grades achieved by our students.
“I am extremely proud of our students and I would like to congratulate them on their achievements.
“Many will be joining our Sixth form and I expect them to be equally successful in their future A Level studies.
“I am also proud of the teachers who have worked so hard to improve the quality of teaching and learning and to inspire students to succeed beyond their target grades.
“This is an exciting time for The Cottesloe School and we are confident that we will continue to build on this year’s success.”
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