‘Exceptional’ GCSE performances for Cedars Upper

GCSEs at Cedars Upper 2016

GCSEs at Cedars Upper 2016

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GCSE students at Cedars Upper School in Linslade have enjoyed some “exceptional” results, according to headteacher Steven Palmer.

He said: “It has been fantastic to watch the students opening their envelopes this morning and the school is celebrating excellent results again with 72% of students achieving 5 or more grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

GCSEs at Cedars Upper 2016

GCSEs at Cedars Upper 2016

“There are obviously new performance measures for schools this year, but I think it important that parents and carers can get a sense of how these results compare to previous years.

“One of the new measures is the % of the year group that pass both English and Maths at A*-C and in this respect we have 2 incredibly strong departments with Maths securing 84% and English 81%.

“We are very proud to be a comprehensive school that offers really strong core departments and then allows the students to focus upon the areas that interest them and that they will succeed in, be it modern languages, the Humanities, the Arts, or vocational courses, or of course a mixture of all of these for many of the students.

“As a parent of a Year 11 daughter myself I know how stressful the last few months have been so thank you to all of the parents and carers that kept the students going and kept them motivated through the incredibly hard slog of so many revision sessions and so many examinations.

GCSEs at Cedars Upper 2016

GCSEs at Cedars Upper 2016

“I know the students are very grateful for the incredible efforts put in by staff at the school.”

Mr Palmer said there had been many exceptional individual performances, including:

Elliot Gathercole – 9 A* grades

Thomas Jackson- 7 A* grades and 2 A grades

Sam Bowyer – 7 A* grades, 1 A and 1 B grade

Niamh Shortland – 6 A* grades and 4 A grades

Alex Axford – 6 A* grades and 3 A grades

Sam Cook – 6 A* grades and 3 A grades

Max Freebairn – 6 A* grades, 1 A and 3 B grades

Isabel Munford – 6 A* grades, 2 A grades and 1 B

Ivana Hladusz – 6 A* grades, 3 A grades and 1 B

Abigail Bond- 6 A* grades, 2 A grades and 2 B grades

Ellie Prophet- 5 A* grades, 3 A grades and 1 B grade

Katie Pearce- 4 A* grades and 5 A grades

Joe Clarke- 5 A* grades, 3 A grades and 1 B

Caitlin McVeigh- 4 A* grades, 5 A grades and 1 B