GCSEs: Cedars students praised for ‘great resilience’

Cedars Upper School, GCSE day 2014'MPLO
Cedars Upper School, GCSE day 2014'MPLO

Cedars Upper School students were celebrating some excellent GCSE results today and many students achieved top grades across all subjects.

Headteacher Steven Palmer said: “Whilst the press this morning has been talking about pass rates falling nationally, I am pleased to say that the five A*-C with English and Maths pass rate has gone up at Cedars.

“I think that our students have shown great resilience over the past two years, as the government have continually moved the goalposts and made year on year comparisons so meaningless.

“I am especially pleased with our Maths results, with close to 80% of students achieving A*-C grades. Results in many other subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French and Music were also superb.”

Some of the Linslade school’s top performers were:

Hannah Avery - 6A* and 5A

Abigail Barton - 6A* and 5A

Emma Borrill - 3A* and 7A

Thomas Bradbury - 4A* and 6A

Cameron Hemmings - 7A* and 4A

Carys Holland - 4A* and 7A

Adam Jest- 9A* and 2A

Harry Lee - 6A* and 5A

Chris McVeigh - 7A* and 4A

Abigail Meyer - 8A* and 4A

Oliver Murphy - 9A* and 1A

Dan Thompson - 9A* and 2A

Kimberley Wardle - 1A* and 9A

Mr Palmer added: “We were also delighted to hear that since the A-level results last Thursday, an independent body has stated that the progress our students make in the sixth form is “excellent”.

“As always, parents and carers should be really proud of the efforts and achievements of these young people and I am so grateful for all of the hard work put in by the staff at Cedars.

“We are over-subscribed for September, about to open our new £1 million pavilion, and we are looking forward to another exciting year at the school.”