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GCSE Results Day: Class of 2017 do CST schools proud

Year 11 students from CST’s five secondary schools have achieved a strong set of Key Stage 4 results, with some stand-out individual performances at each school.

The Deepings School saw an improvement of 15% in its English GCSE results, and 11% in maths. At Queensbury Academy, a number of students secured the elusive Grade 9 in the new exams, including Prithvi Dixit, who achieved Grade 9 in both English and Maths, and Sam Graham, who received Grade 9 in Maths, Grade 8 in English.

In its first ever set of GCSE results, Oakbank School boasts 63% of students receiving a grade 4 or above in Maths, with an amazing 23% of students receiving the equivalent of an A/A*. In English, 63% of students received a grade 4 or above with 10% reaching the very top grades equivalent to A/A*. Top achievers include Jordan Brown and Chloe Griffiths, who both obtained Grade 9s.

Commenting on Oakbank’s results, Headteacher Maggie Segrove said: “Absolutely amazing! The class of 2017, Oakbank's first cohort of GCSE students, has achieved great success. We are so proud of them and the talented team of staff who supported them. We are particularly proud of those students who have made the most progress in their learning throughout their time at Oakbank - they have shown incredible tenacity and hard work in achieving this.”

St Mark’s Academy is celebrating its best GCSE results to date, with students performing above the national average and results for English significantly above the national average. Three students walked away with a top grade of a 9 in English Literature and one student gained a Grade 9 in mathematics, putting them in the top 3.5% in the country.

English also features among the top results at Oxford Spires, where numbers of students achieving Grade 9 in the subject are above the national average. Many students also made impressive progress, adding one or two grades on average across all their subjects above government expectations. Among them were Khazina Abbas, Kirsten Richards, Azeem Abdul, Hurriyah Khatun and Saya Ali.

CST Chief executive Andy Yarrow said: “We are delighted with our secondary schools’ GCSE results this summer. Several have had their best results ever and the Trust’s overall performance has shown a significant improvement. This is testament to the high aspirations and relentless determination of our headteachers, staff and students and the fruit of collaboration between our schools.

“Our vision is for all of our schools to be securely outstanding, providing an exceptional education for their students and local communities. This summer’s outcomes represent a significant step in that journey.”

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