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Dudley borough results show Stourbridge schools which make the grade
1:24pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 in News
EARLY indications show GCSE results have improved at a number of Dudley Borough schools in relation to last year's figures.
Across the borough in 2011, 80.8 per cent of pupils gained five or more grades A* to C while 58.5 per cent achieved five or more grades A* to C including English and maths.
Of results published so far for schools in the Stourbridge region, Crestwood School was up 11 per cent, Redhill was up one per cent and Thorns returned a two per cent improvement.
Councillor Tim Crumpton, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I would like to congratulate all pupils who have received their results today and wish them every success for the future.
"The results are testimony not only to the hard work of students but also to the teachers and parents who have supported them in their studies.”
Percentages for pupils achieving five passes at grades A* to C with percentages including English and maths in brackets: Crestwood - 99 per cent (65 per cent), Kingswinford Academy - 88 per cent (70 per cent), Pedmore Technology College - 86 per cent (43 per cent), Redhill - 88 per cent (77 per cent), Summerhill - 82 per cent (74 per cent), Thorns Community College - 69 per cent (54 per cent), and Wordsley School - 64 per cent (51 per cent).
Pedmore principal, David Kemp, said: “Yet again we are very proud of these results and are determined to keep improving, seeing another significant rise in our improvement figures.
"We continue to work hard to engage with every child. The personal touch is vital and is bringing the rewards for both students and the school. Students and staff have worked extremely hard to achieve these grades."
Deputy headteacher at Summerhill Adrian Cresswell said: “In particular, we're proud of sustaining such a consistently high level of achievement - this is only possible thanks to the hard work of students and staff, together with support from parents and the community.”
Wordsley School headteacher Mike Lambert said the Wordsley School had achieved “the best ever results in the history of the school”.
He added: “We are delighted our pupils achieved seven per cent above their target, i.e. 51 per cent 5 A* to C including English and maths.
“This is especially pleasing as only five schools in Dudley achieved above their expected target.”