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- Results added for:
- Sir John Lawes
- Sandringham School
- St Albans High School for Girls
- Roundwood Park School
St Columba's College
St Columba's College said its headline figures were on a par with last year’s results.
Congratulations go to the following boys for achieving at least six A* grades, Philip Ball, Sam Murphy, Arman Jena, Ben Moore and Jonathan Butler-Caddle.
Verulam pupils celebrated today as they received their GCSE results. Headteacher, Paul Ramsey, was delighted that the school had again surpassed their rigorous targets.
He said: "I am pleased that the boys' hard work has been rewarded and that their progress in English and Mathematics has been so pronounced.
“The boys should also be very proud of their improved performance in Science, Languages and Technology."
Roundwood Park School
More students than ever have achieved A*-C grades at Roundwood Park - including English and Maths.
The school in Harpenden has also obtained a greater number of A* and A grades than before.
Star performances came from Nathan Dumpleton and Tom Fisher, who gained 21 A* grades between them. In addition, Rosie Archer, Ruby Plumb and Lucy Ackrill gained nine A* and A grades each.
Headteacher Alan Henshall said he was proud of all of his students including those who had gained the grades they need to get their college places.
He said: “Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard to gain this outcome. I want to wish every one of our students happiness and success whether they are staying in our sixth form or leaving to go to college or apprenticeships."
Beaumont GCSE students anxiously collected their results envelopes before erupting into smiles and shouts of joy, many of them exceeding their very demanding target grades.
Head of year, Ed Panting, said: “I am so delighted for all the students who have surpassed themselves with such excellent results. They were a delight to lead and I wish them all the best next year.”
Headteacher, Elizabeth Hitch, said: “Despite the concern over volatility of results nationally, our outstanding results have been maintained and we look forward to welcoming our largest ever intake into our new sixth form centre.”
St Albans High School for Girls
St Albans High School for Girls has enjoyed another outstanding year at GCSE.
A record-breaking 63 per cent at A*, with 18 girls gaining clear A* grades across the board, and the school's highest percentage ever at A* and A 90%, with 98 per cent of students passing at A*-B.
Headteacher Jenny Brown said: “Our students again proved more than equal to the demands of GCSE and the more exacting IGCSE qualifications. Their outstanding achievements reflect the students’ determination and dedication and the unstinting support and encouragement on the part of teachers and parents.”
It has been another record year for GCSE results at Sandringham School.
The percentage of top A* and A grades increased once again with even more students achieving straight A* and As.
Joe Allen and Matthew Riding topped the scores with 12 straight A*s each, closely followed by Kate Campbell, Harry Dunkerley and Michael Cronin with 11 straight A*s.
The majority of students are now able to stay on and continue their studies in the sixth form.
Headteacher Alan Gray said: “These outstanding results are due to the significant efforts of students throughout their time at Sandringham and the hard work and expertise of the teaching staff.
“I am delighted they have done so well and look forward to following their progress and success in the sixth form over the next two years.”
Ben Allen, Alex Rich, Edward Anders and Billy Barrett celebrate at Beaumont. Congrats guys ! #gcseresults http://t.co/caLvnATaYQ— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Lottie, Josie and Tian said they were relieved to finally have results. All three did well - congrats girls! #results http://t.co/rP9OxuZQPH— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Beaumont celebrates! @BeaumontMusic @BeaumontDrama @BeaumontPE @BeaumontEcandBu @Beaumont6thForm http://t.co/U7mqz70LBo— @BeaumontSchStA 21 August 2014
Congratulations to year 11 on their terrific exams results! #Hardworkpaysoff http://t.co/6HAPSgPo2w— @sirjohnlawes 21 August 2014
Eliza and Daria said they were over the moon with their results. Both did much better than expected #results http://t.co/IjmnyUxt60— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Sir John Lawes
At Sir John Lawes 20 students were celebrating obtaining more than nine A and A* grades in their GCSE exams this morning.
Head of year eleven, Rikki Howard, said: "There are some absolutely brilliant results here with students achieving really top grades. They’ve worked incredibly hard as a year group so it’s great to see their efforts rewarded.”
Given the number of excellent results, SJL is expecting to have its biggest 6th form ever.
Head of sixth form Cait Rickard said: “We’ve been joking for ages about putting a second floor onto the sixth form block – maybe now is the time.”
Naomi Baker, 16, said some results were unexpected, some were expected. She's happy the wait is over #resultsday http://t.co/xVRaHwyfmi— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Sidney Brass, 16, is chuffed to have got all A*s and As. He said the hard work has paid off http://t.co/xkYE9PLbyf— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Happy students at Beaumont #resultsday http://t.co/6Hye3hGOzS— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Our reporter Charlotte Ikonen is at Beaumont School this morning where the students are picking up their results.
Lots of happy faces at Beaumont - pupils have done better than they expected #resultsday— @Lottie_Review 21 August 2014
Welcome to our GCSE live blog this morning. Stay tuned for results and reaction as thousands of teenagers find out how well they've done as months of waiting come to an end.