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Pupils across Rugby receive GCSE results

Rugby Editorial 20th Aug, 2020 Updated: 20th Aug, 2020   0

GCSE results were revealed today as pupils returned to schools to pick up their grades.

But this year results have been slightly different after the pandemic forced exams to be cancelled and grades were awarded based on centre-assessed grades judged by teachers.

Ashlawn School pupils saw a host of top marks with Emily Walsh, Jennifer Ravenhall, Dev Patel, Ethan Denis some of the top achievers.

Headteacher Siobhan Evans said: “Students left us with the grades that they rightfully deserved. Over the last five years they have worked tirelessly and have been on a very positive trajectory. The grades they have achieved, which have been through a very robust moderation process, truly reflect their individual talents and determination.”

Princethorpe College saw more than 60 per cent of pupils graded 9, 8 or 7.

Top marks went to Caitlin Mason, Ciaran Smith, Ben Shipton and Ben Scares who were awarded eleven or more grade 9s each.

Headteacher Ed Hester said: “After the uncertainty of recent weeks, we are delighted these grades are based on the assessments of the teachers who know our pupils so well. We feel the results are well-deserved and reflect the hard work and commitment of this year group.

“It has been an anxious time for many but we now look forward to welcoming the vast majority of them back into sixth form, alongside a good number of new entrants who are joining us from other local schools.”

A small number of Princethorpe pupils did not receive their BTEC results due to exam board Pearson announcing that it would re-grade them in line with GCSE and A level results.

Southam College pupils also scooped impressive results.

Those to achieve the best grade were Jay Hilton who received ten grade 9s  and one 8 along with Alexandra Zamfir and Izzy Alexander.

Headteacher Ranjit Samra said: These results are a culmination of many years of hard work so today is a day to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our students, staff and families. They have been placed in a situation not of their making but worked incredibly hard to gain some great results which they can proudly carry with them for the rest of their lives.”


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