GCSE results: Garth Hill CollegeBy Becky Barnes
August 31, 2012
Bright sparks at Garth Hill College made it a record breaking year for the eighth year running with 89 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades.
Sixty one percent of students achieved five A* to C grades including maths and English and 98 per cent achieved five or more A* to Gs.
Principal Keith Grainger said: “We are delighted with these results. There are a number of individual success stories and Garth Hill College records have been broken again.
“Our GCSE results have improved year-on-year since 2005. It has been another successful year and full credit must go to all the pupils, staff, parents and governors. Congratulations to everyone concerned.”
One high achiever was Michael Wilby who achieved seven A*s, three As and three Bs,
The 16-year-old from Bullbrook said: “Some of them I expected to do quite well and lots were 50/50. But I have ended up getting better than I expected in lots of them. I have got a very good set of results today – I am very happy.”
Michael plans to stay on at the school and will study maths, further maths, physics and media and hopes to go to university.
He said: “I want to keep as many doors open as possible.”
Hard work paid off for Archie Luckhurst, 16, from Ascot, who gained five A*s, seven As and two Bs.
He said: “I am over the moon – I am so happy all the hard work paid off.”
Archie will also stay for sixth form and will be taking A-levels in maths, further maths, chemistry and biology.