Increase in GCSE performance celebrated at Quinton House School

Top performing students Ewan MacLeod and Rachel Smith with headmaster Ben Slade.
Top performing students Ewan MacLeod and Rachel Smith with headmaster Ben Slade.

Staff and students at Quinton House School are celebrating today after a marked improvement in GCSE grades.

A total of 92 per cent of students at the scchool in Upton gained five or more A* to C grades, with almost 90 per cent of students achieving 5 or more A* to C grades, including English and maths.

The school has said the results demonstrates a ‘significant improvement’ on the headline figure of 75 per cent in 2013.

Overall, 41 per cent of all GCSE grades were either A* or A grades.

The results were particularly strong in the core subjects, with 61 per cent of students attaining A* or A grade in English Language and maths. In combined science, 92 per cent of students were awarded with grades A* to B, and equally, 100 per cent students achieved an A* to C grade in triple science.

Headmaster, Benjamin Slade said: “I am proud of our results overall which also comprise a number of outstanding individual successes.  It is gratifying that the effort and determination of our students have been rewarded. It has been a great first year

“Among the successes were Eva Bradshaw, Rachel Smith, Grace Leong, Ewan MacLeod who received all A* or A grades and Kieran Traynor who scored 12 A*/A grades, 9 of which were A* grades.”

“Whether you have academic or creative talent we believe we can get the best out of our young people; for example an amazing 86 per cent of our students taking GCSE Art have been awarded an A* or A grade and 92 per cent of students taking an additional statistics exam have attained an A* to B grade.

“These results are the perfect foundation for our students staying on for A Level study in our re-modeled sixth form in September. The Quinton Sixth Form, with enhanced facilities and a wider curriculum, will be led by maths and statistics teacher, Elizabeth Ginns, whom I have promoted to this pivotal role to raise standards further.”