GCSE joy for Maple Hayes Dyslexia School students

Claudia Deeley and Clare Finlan with their results

Claudia Deeley and Clare Finlan with their results

Pupils from Maple Hayes Dyslexia School in Lichfield have been celebrating another year of GCSE success.

This year’s GCSE pupils all achieved five GCSEs, including English and Maths.

Headteacher Dr Daryl Brown is once again pleased with the results. He said:

“All of our pupils arrive with significant reading and writing difficulties and for many of them achieving any formal qualification would have been out of the question had they remained in mainstream schooling. Overcoming literacy problems allows them to unlock their own potential and gives them the same choices for their future as everyone else. Some of this exam group will go on to further or even higher education, others will choose to enter the world of work.”

Most Maple Hayes pupils will have gone through normal primary schooling, with their literacy issues being recognised as a serious problem at the transition to secondary school.

Dr Brown said:

“By the time pupils arrive with us, they usually have negative impressions of school and would take the earliest opportunity to get out of education, so it’s a particular delight when they decide. to continue their education at college or 6th form.”

School leavers Claudia Deeley from Lichfield and Clare Finlan from Hinckley in Leicestershire were at the school today to receive their results and both were delighted that they had the results they needed to progress onto college.

Claudia will be going on to Aelfgar Rugeley College to study Art and textiles. She said:

“I think my results are brilliant. I’m very pleased with an A in Art and B in technology.”

An excited Clare, who is going on to study performing arts at Melton Mowbray is hoping to progress on to university and right now is thinking about a career in radio. She said:

“I’m really happy to have got the grades I needed to do the course. I’m thrilled.”

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