Samuel Whitbread: Firsts for the school

Staff and pupils at Samuel Whitbread Community College are celebrating a record set of GCSE and vocational qualifications. Results for the Shefford school show that 67 per cent achieved the 5 A*-C mark, with nearly 40 pre cent achieving A*, A or

Staff and pupils at Samuel Whitbread Community College are celebrating a record set of GCSE and vocational qualifications.

Results for the Shefford school show that 67 per cent achieved the 5 A*-C mark, with nearly 40 pre cent achieving A*, A or B grades.

There were improvements in the core subjects of English and maths and what staff called a "dramatic leap" in results for science. For the first time every student who took a vocational qualification passed their exams with some achieving a starred distinction, also for the first time.

Rob Robson, Principal of the College said "It's been an excellent year.

After the success of the 'A' Level results last week it is fantastic to have such a good set of GCSE and vocational qualifications. Staff and students have worked very hard to achieve these results and it proves that our approach where we know that every student can achieve is the right one."

The school picked out the following students for their outstanding results: Chris Greer, Anneka Chana, Kirsty Biggs, Chris Grange, Vanessa White, Sophie Adams, Chelsea McKenzie, Rob Plummer, Anna-Marie Whelan, Gemma Ballard