Dorothy Stringer Head praises students and Brighton and Hove partnership for 8 per cent improvement in GCSEs

Posted On 20 Aug 2015 at 2:08 pm
By Roz Scott

GCSE A* to C grades at Dorothy Stringer High School rose by 8 percentage points from last year to 73 per cent which is 4 per cent above the national average.

This is just 1 percentage point below the school’s best ever results.

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Grace Walford and Lorna Brown holding their GCSE results at Dorothy Stringer

Head teacher Richard Bradford said: “I am very proud of our students this year – they have been a fantastic year group who have worked incredibly hard and challenged themselves to do their best.

“I am delighted that students of all abilities are celebrating excellent personal academic achievements in their exams today.

“I would like to thank all staff and parents who have done so much to support the students over the last few years.”

Tristan Cook and Penny Postgate celebrating their A* GCSEs

Tristan Cook and Penny Postgate celebrating their A* GCSEs

Tristan Cook achieved eight A*s and four As this year with three As, an A*, a B and an A in additional maths.

Next year he will study maths and physics and would like to go to Oxbridge after his A levels.

Penny Postgate got ten A*s, three As, one B and an A in AS philosophy and ethics.

She would like to study biology at university and will take chemistry maths and biology A level.

Mr Bradford said: “Brighton and Hove schools have worked as a partnership this year, with staff at all levels working together across the city to challenge each other and to share best practice.

“This has clearly already had a positive impact on results and we look forward to continuing to work together to improve outcomes for the children in our city.”

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