GCSE: Best-ever year for Donington’s Thomas Cowley High School

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Students delivered the best-ever GCSE results at the Thomas Cowley High School in Donington.

In total 56 per cent gained five A* to Cs, including English and Maths, while 71 per cent earned at least a C in maths and 63 per cent achieved C or above in English.

The school says that 85 per cent of pupils got five A* to C grades overall, placing the Thomas Cowley in the top 25 per cent of schools nationally.

Further figures showed:

*49 per cent of students gained 10 or more GCSE grades A*-C

*99 per cent of students gained at least one grade A*-G

*99 per cent of students gained at least five or more GCSE grades A*-G

*98 per cent of students gained at least one GCSE grade C

*82 per cent of students gained at least one GCSE grade A*-B

*52 per cent of students gained at least one GCSE grade A* or A

*36 per cent of students gained at least 2 GCSEs at grade A*

Individually the school had one student that gained six GCSEs at grade A* and 2 GCSEs at grade A, one that got five GCSEs at grade A* and three GCSEs at grade A, another gained four GCSEs at grade A* and three GCSEs at grade A, one student gained two GCSEs at grade A* and six GCSEs at grade A, one pupil earned 12 GCSEs at grade A, one youngster gained 17 GCSEs a grades A*-C, one student gained 16 GCSEs a grades A*-C and four pupils gained 15 GCSEs a grades A*-C.

Head teacher Martyn Tayor said: “The year group worked tremendously hard throughout their time at The Thomas Cowley High School. They have proved to be a credit to themselves and the school is thrilled that they have done so well.

“Congratulations are also due to the staff at the Thomas Cowley High School who dedicate themselves to ensuring that all students can be the best that they can be. They too have worked tirelessly to help all the students achieve these outstanding results.

“The results demonstrate yet again why so many parents want their children to attend The Thomas Cowley High School. They show clearly that students of all ability are given the opportunity, the expert assistance and the individual care in order to do well.”