Maths pass rates leapt 17 per cent from last year at Abbeyfield School in Northampton, which today made improvements on last year’s “volatile” GCSE results.
Head teacher Claire Morrell said the Mereway school has seen a 54 per cent of pupils reach the five A* to C pass criteria, an improvement, which she said marks a big improvement on last year.
The school saw better results in English too, despite fears grades would slump across the country with tougher English exams were introduced this year.
But Ms Morrell said the school’s 17 per cent improvement in maths grades has proved its biggest success so far this year.
“For us the progress rates have shot through the roof,” she said. “When you combine that with our A-level results last week, it has been a rather successful year for Abbeyfield School.
“We also got really good results at the top end too, with plenty of students getting A and A* grades.”
Ms Morrell said she went to comfort one student she saw crying on tearing open her results envelope.
“But I found out they were tears of joy,” she said. “The girl had got five A*s and three As, it was lovely to see.”