GCSE results day 2017: Sandy Upper School

Sandy Upper School pupils with their GCSE results. Picture: Sandy Upper School

Sandy Upper School pupils with their GCSE results. Picture: Sandy Upper School - Credit: Archant

Sandy Upper School’s principal Karen Hayward has said she is “incredibly proud” of all her students as they received GCSE results today.

The new GCSE 1-9 grading and how it matches up with the A*-G

The new GCSE 1-9 grading and how it matches up with the A*-G - Credit: Archant

Seven per cent of Sandy Upper pupils achieved a grade 9 in maths, with three per cent doing so in English.

In science, French, art, media and dance – which still use the old grading system – between 85 per cent and 95 per cent of Sandy students got a grade C or higher, depending on the subject.

The top 11 perfomers overall were:

• Tom Smart – 12 grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall, and a grade 9 in both English literature and maths


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• Kimberley Burton – 11 grades at A* or A with 15 at A* to C overall

• Cynthia Chin – 10 grades at A* or A with 15 at A* to C overall

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• Joe Gauge – 10 grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall and a grade 9 in maths

• Kelbi Williams – nine grades at A* or A with 15 at A* to C overall and a grade 9 in English

• Adam Harley – nine grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall and a grade 9 in maths

• Holly Hillman – eight grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall

• Jai Mercardo – eight grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall and a grade 9 in maths

• Meghan Roles – eight grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall

• Hadley Boughton – seven grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall

• Rebecca Gale – seven grades at A* or A with 14 at A* to C overall.

Principal Karen Hayward said: “We are incredibly proud of all of our students’ achievements, regardless of their ability, as many have achieved above expectations despite the challenging circumstances they have faced.

“I would like to thank all the staff for their continued hard work and our parents for all of their support.

“I wish all the Year 11 students well on the next stage of their educational journey.”

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