We’re improving – and this proves it
THE NORTH SCHOOL Students at The North School are “moving in the right direction” after celebrating a good set of GCSE results.
The school in Essella Road, Ashford, saw 46% of pupils achieve five A* to C grades in subjects including English and maths.
They were most successful in English with 66% of pupils achieving A* to C.
After a damning Ofsted report earlier this year, head of school Nicki Hodges said the results demonstrate that the school is improving.
She said: “We are delighted with the improvements that the school is making, and are confi- dent that this upward trend will continue.”
One successful student, Chris Mclennan, was pleasantly surprised after he nervously opened his envelope revealing one A*, four As and a B.
Chris, 16, said: “I thought I would get a D in geography but I actually got an A so I really wasn’t expecting that.
“It’s a really nice surprise and I’m so pleased. My family are extremely happy too.”
He will be staying on at the school’s sixth form to study A-levels in physics, maths and engineering.
Despite suffering with appendicitis during the exam season, Charlie Heather, 16, achieved a B in graphics and Cs in everything else.
He said: “I am really chuffed and happy that I managed to get the grades I wanted even though I was off quite a lot.
“I’m looking forward to staying on and doing A-levels in maths, physics, engineering and PE.”
North School students Rosanna Douglas, Melissa Boxell, Amber Munday, Jack Dane and James Wright were all very pleased with their results
Louise Hardy, Bethany Hughes, Chris Mclennan, Matthew Cox, Jake Allcock and Ellery Ireland celebrate after achieving some of the highest marks in the school
Charlie Heather was very pleased with his results after suffering with appendicitis during exam season