PUPILS at Rendcomb College picked up their GCSE results to news they have achieved the best results ever.

The Percentage of grades at 9-6 was 71%. The percentage of grades between 9-7 was 51%.

Rendcomb College’s Deputy Head Academic, Nick Cox, said: “Over half of all grades awarded were A* or A or the equivalent grade of 7 or higher on the new 9 - 1 scale. There were outstanding results in Biology, Chemistry, History and Physics where over 65% of grades awarded were A or A*.

“This is a superb set of results for this talented Year 11 cohort. In true Rendcombian style, they were ambitious but thoughtful in supporting each other in their preparations. Our pupils have risen to the challenge of the new more demanding GCSE examinations to achieve the best set of grades seen at Rendcomb College - a remarkable achievement.”

Nick continued: “We are very excited about working with this group in the Sixth Form next year and they will be joined by a number of outstanding youngsters from other schools. The newly introduced Arts Award and the C-Cubed programme await, to name just two of the curriculum enhancements that will keep pupils on their toes. We know they will flourish under the watchful eye of our dedicated staff and I look forward to seeing how far they can raise the bar on academic standards in the future.”

Head of College, Rob Jones, said: “Pupils have responded positively to academic initiatives introduced in recent years including the Academic Performance Plan, new target-setting system and the ‘Approach to Learning’ strategy. Our pupils have proven their resilience through this excellent set of results amid the Government’s tougher exams.”