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Rushcliffe Pupils Celebrate GCSE Success

It has been a morning full of smiles, celebration and excitement at Rushcliffe School as pupils in year 11 have been collecting their GCSE results.

1Students performed well across the board with high levels of achievement in the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) but also across a broad range of subjects including design technology, the humanities, physical education, media and the Arts – something reflective of the school’s desire to ensure that pupils study a broad curriculum and subjects that support the talents and aspirations of all.

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Overall, nearly 40% of grades were at grade 7 or above and this year’s results mean that the school is likely to take in its  biggest ever year 12  cohort in September, with nearly 150 Rushcliffe year 11 students staying on and being joined by around 30 students from other local schools.  There was success too for those students who have chosen to move onto  colleges or other pathways with the overwhelming majority securing the grades they needed for their first choice courses,  apprenticeships or employment.

Damian Painton, Head of School, said “I am so pleased for all our students and hope they feel proud of what they have achieved. Their hard work  and the support of our incredible staff has enabled them to do very well indeed. Students have overcome significant challenges this year, both  individually and collectively, and have shown great resilience and determination. It is fantastic to think of the bright futures they will all have and I  wish them all every success as they move onto Sixth Form, college or the world of work.”