GCSE results: Easthampstead ParkBy Hugh Fort
August 31, 2012
With a row erupting across the country on how English GCSE papers were marked this year, the headteacher of Easthampstead Park School said he was disappointed for his students.
Results including five A* to C passes were achieved by 91 per cent of students at the school but only 42 per cent got five A* to C including maths and English.
Headteacher Gordon Cunningham said: “I am disappointed for the students with regard to the English but overall the fact that students have done so well is really to their credit and the teachers who helped them. We have seen an improvement overall of A* to C grades.”
Amber Clark, 16, from Birch Hill achieved six Bs, three Cs and one D.
She said: “I plan to stay on at sixth form and study history, English, photography and philosophy. ”
Star quality was shown by Louise Hart, 16, from Great Hollands, who danced and sang her way to an A in performing arts.
She said: “I am really happy. I am staying here and doing A-levels in media, photography, music and drama.
“After I want to do a three year course at Twickenham University doing musical theatre.”
Louise also gained one B, three Cs and three Ds alongside her A.
Marissa Fernandes, 16, from Birch Hill, said: “I can’t believe I have got some Bs – I am extremely happy. I got an A in my Physics coursework too.”
Marissa has secured a place at Farnborough sixth form college to study graphics and textiles.
Thomas Saunders, 16, from Great Hollands, said: “I didn’t do too well but it is what I expected.”
Thomas is leaving Easthampstead Park School and is going to study animal care at Berkshire Agricultural College with the hope of becoming a zookeeper.