Its a right royal re­sult as pupils get their grades

Macclesfield Express - - GCSE RESULTS -

KING’S School Mac­cles­field GCSE stu­dents took the tougher new GCSE ex­am­i­na­tions in their stride with an­other set of su­perb re­sults.

More than three-quar­ters of all grades were at A* to B or the equiv­a­lent with the new nu­mer­i­cal for­mat, with a stag­ger­ing third of all pupils get­ting eight A grades or bet­ter while the num­ber of King’s pupils re­ceiv­ing a Grade 9 in maths was three times the na­tional av­er­age.

Head­mas­ter Dr Si­mon Hyde said: “We are de­lighted with all our re­sults and con­grat­u­late pupils and staff for their hard-work, plan­ning and prepa­ra­tion pe­riod of change.

“Though the new grad­ing for­mat helps iden­tify the truly ex­cep­tional stu­dent, it is the re­sults of all of our stu­dents that are important to us.

“We’re de­lighted to see so many happy stu­dents now able to progress to dur­ing a na­tional the next stage of their ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney.”

Beth White­ley, 16, from Bolling­ton, who got one 9, eight A*s and two As and says her suc­cess was down to “the sup­port from all the school com­mu­nity.’ Megan White­ley, 16, from Bolling­ton, who got one 9, eight A*s, an A and a top A* in Fur­ther maths, wants to study ei­ther An­glo Saxon and Norse or Ar­chi­tec­ture.

From left are Beth White­ley, Julia Knyba, John Daly, Char­lotte War­dle, Lydia Shone and Megan White­ley

Twins Beth and Megan White­ley

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