‘Outstanding’ GCSE results for Duffield secondary pupils

Tong High School students get thier GCSE results .'23 August 2012.'Picture Bruce Rollinson
Tong High School students get thier GCSE results .'23 August 2012.'Picture Bruce Rollinson

The Ecclesbourne School is toasting its year 11 pupils after they achieved ‘outstanding’ results in this year’s GCSE’s.

The Duffield-based secondary saw 87% of its students achieve five or more GCSE’s at A*-C grade.

Headteacher James McNamara has praised the pupils for their hard work throughout the year.

He said: “Congratulations to our Year 11 students who are today celebrating outstanding results in this year’s GCSE examinations.

“The reward for their hard work and determination can be seen in examination results that have risen on all key measures since last year.

“87% of our students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C and 80% achieved five or more A* – C grades with English and Mathematics; 34% of all grades were at A*-A.

“We know how much difference it makes to students’ life chances when they leave Year 11 with the skills, values and qualifications to enable them to cope with the challenges life will send their way.

As ever, these results serve as a testament to the commitment of our students, the skill and dedication of our staff and governors and the incredible support we receive from parents and carers.

“They mean that our students have made excellent progress and now have the qualifications and skills to move on to the next stage of their education or career.”