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St Anne’s School pupils celebrate GCSE results

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PUPILS and staff at St Anne’s School were celebrating a good year for GCSEs with three-quarters of candidates gaining an A*- C grade in at least five subjects.

James Hope-Smith, Poppy Taylor and Danielle Allen with their high-scoring GCSE results at St Anne’s School.

There were eight pupils taking GCSEs this year with pupils doing particularly well in ICT, Art, Photography, English Literature, Geography and French.

However, in the benchmark category – five or more GCSEs at A*- C including English and Maths – the school did not perform quite as well as last year.

A total of 50 per cent gained the latter compared to 55 per cent in 2017. The Bailiwick average this year was 68 per cent, four per cent higher than last year.

However, it was much better than the low point of 2016 when just 25 per cent achieved that benchmark at St Anne’s.

Across the five Bailiwick institutions the Grammar School came top, with St Anne’s coming fourth on the benchmark grades, above St Sampson’s High with 47 per cent.

St Anne’s students achieved the highest grades in English that has been seen in recent years, with 75 per cent of St Anne’s GCSE students achieving a grade C or above in both English Language and Literature. Half of pupils achieved a C or above in Maths.

Double and Triple Award Science students did particularly well with 83 per cent of entrants gaining a C or higher for the Double award and 100 per cent achieving a high C or more for Triple Science.

Head teacher Martin Winward advised caution when analysing headline percentages when such small numbers of pupils were involved.

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He said all eight pupils had secured post-16 destinations.

‘Staff at St Anne’s will always recognise the individual journey each child has come on, from early years to year 11,’ he said.

‘The added value of being in such a unique educational island setting is testament to the confident, well rounded individuals our young people become by the time they embark on their post-16 studies in Guernsey.’

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