Lichfield head says successful students overcame GCSE exam ‘turmoil’

Laura Fielding, Jessica Castledine-Pearce, Tara Best, Beth Vaughan, Georgia Denton and Leika Nell

Laura Fielding, Jessica Castledine-Pearce, Tara Best, Beth Vaughan, Georgia Denton and Leika Nell

Students at a Lichfield school have overcome a year of “turmoil in the examination system” to claim record GCSE results.

Nether Stowe School head teacher Ruth Poppleton said pupils had shown determination to succeed, with 72 per cent gaining five A* to C grade passes, including English and maths.

“These are the best results we have ever had,” she said. “I am so pleased for the students who worked so hard to achieve these magnificent grades.

“It has been a year of turmoil in the examination system, but we have not let that get in the way of preparing our students for these examinations.

“These results are also a tribute to the continued dedication and hard work of the staff at Nether Stowe, not just during year 11, but all day, every day.”

Among the achievers was Jessica Castledine-Pearce who achieved seven A grades. She said: “I felt sick before coming into school to get my results, but now I’m really happy with my success.”

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4 Comments

  1. Andrew Russell

    24th August, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Genuine question … why only female students in this photograph ?

  2. Ross

    26th August, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Hi Andrew – the school sent some pictures through and this one was a lively one with them celebrating their results.

  3. Rob

    31st August, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    If these are “the best results we have ever had” perhaps Ms Poppleton should request another year of “turmoil” in the examination system.

  4. Jessica Green

    22nd September, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    My younger sister and her friends! Couldn’t be happier for them. Excellent photo!