GCSE students achieve 11 A* grades at Ratcliffe College

Students at Ratcliffe College celebrate their GCSE results EMN-150820-141807001

Students at Ratcliffe College celebrate their GCSE results EMN-150820-141807001

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Students at Ratcliffe College achieved the remarkable feat of 11 A* passes in their GCSE results, it was revealed today.

One of them was Charlie Nicholson, who said “I am overwhelmed with my results. The teaching has been fantastic and I am thrilled for all my friends, too.

Student Rebecca Astill checks her GCSE results at Ratcliffe College EMN-150820-141818001

Student Rebecca Astill checks her GCSE results at Ratcliffe College EMN-150820-141818001

“I am now really looking forward to Sixth Form studies and hopefully, in time, going to Cambridge University.”

Another celebrating 11 A* grades was Emma Lawden, who goes on to study the three sciences and Maths at A-level before hopefully reading medicine at

Cambridge to become a geneticist.

She said: “I’m quite in shock, really. I thought I’d done alright, but over the summer you start to think that you’ve done worse. The teachers are amazing – when you get stuck, there is always someone there to help.”

In further mathematics, which is more challenging than GCSE maths, 22 per cent of the entire cohort achieved A or above (including A**), significantly bucking the national trend.

Overall, 40 per cent of all grades achieved by students at Ratcliffe were A or A*, with 90 per cent being A* to C.

Headmaster, Gareth Lloyd, said: “Teaching a wide spectrum of abilities, our examination results have yet again proven that we stretch the most able and support those with additional needs.

“I am immensely proud of my students’ achievements and of the unstinting commitment of my colleagues to each and every child.”