Grammar pupils rise to challenge and excel in GCSEs

Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday August 24, 2017.








Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday August 24, 2017.









Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday August 24, 2017.









Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams.
Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday August 24, 2017. Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday August 24, 2017. Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday August 24, 2017. Pupils from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School celebrate their success in their GCSE exams.

Pupils rose to the challenge of a "tougher" GCSE examination system according to Clitheroe grammar school's headteacher.

Mrs Judith Child, headteacher at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School said: “We are delighted with the outstanding results gained by our students in their GCSE examinations. They have worked incredibly hard and have been supported by our exceptional staff. We have been told that this year the GCSE examination system has been designed to be tougher. Our students have risen to the challenge and have truly excelled."

The percentage of A* grades awarded (grades nine and eight in English and maths) was more than 33%.

More than 65% of grades were awarded at A* and A (grades nine to seven in English and maths) and 91% at A* to B (grades nine to six in English and maths).

A total of 20 students, Oliver Barber, Hannah Bardsley, Hashaam Choudhry, Esther Doggart, Madeleine Dummer, Isobel Hill, Roxanne Foley-Jennison, Megan Geldard , Amy Green, Angus Milne-Redhead, Sam Mulligan, Hannah Procter, Eleanor Radcliffe, Raees Samli, Ella Sharma, Olivia Spencer, Sinead Sutcliffe, Ellie Tucker, Benjamin Walsh and Lara Wiggins, gained eight or more A* grades (grades nine and eight in English and maths).

A further 44 students were successful in gaining eight or more A* and A grades (grades nine to seven in English and maths).

Mrs Child added: "We are very proud of our students and our staff and know how hard everyone has worked to achieve these truly impressive results. All of our students have achieved highly and we are delighted that they are enrolling for further study at A Level. We wish all our students every success in the future."