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STEM Success at GCSE


Eager GCSE students were keen to collect their results at 8am this morning as the 84-strong cohort awaited the outcome of two years dedicated study.

“I didn’t sleep at all; not at all!” laughed Hannah Pither, looking forward to celebrating her excellent results by getting back into bed! “She didn’t believe these were her results!” enthused Hannah’s mum, Rachel, “I’m so proud of her.”

Chunya Munga (5A*s, 5As), who has spent the summer training for the rugby season, commented, “I always sleep well but I’m so pleased and relieved to have my results,” he said, “It was the one thing this summer that I had to worry about and now it’s done.” Chunya is looking forward to continuing to his studies at Leighton Park next year taking Economics, Geography, Politics and Maths at A Level.

STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) were particularly successful with A*-B grades in Maths (82.9%), Chemistry (70.4%), Physics (76.6%), Biology (64.6%) and DT (81.8%). Josh Butcher who achieved A*s in all three sciences, along with a further 4A*s and 3As, was delighted with his results, “I’m so happy,” he said, “I’m really, really pleased!”.

There was just under a 10% increase in the number of students achieving 5 GCSEs at A*-C including Maths and English. Other notable subjects at A*-B grades were English Literature (69.1%), Language (66.7%) and Geography (75%).

Nigel Williams, Head, commented, “I am really pleased that so many individual students have realised their potential through their good grades. I congratulate them on their success, achieved through their hard work and the dedication and skill of their teachers.”

Leighton Park School, located in 60 acres of beautiful parkland, opposite the University of Reading, offers GCSE students the opportunity to choose from a broad range of 26 subjects. In addition, Leighton Park also offers a rigorous one-year Pre-Sixth Form course primarily for international students seeking an intensive programme of study prior to Sixth Form.
Published: September 14 2017

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