GCSE students at the school in The Kingsway, Ewell, recorded a sharp rise in top marks in key English and Math exams, with 79% scoring a Grade 5 or above in both, compared to 65% last year. The percentage of students scoring Grade 4 or above in both subjects was up to 89% from 86% last year.
“We are absolutely delighted,” said Assistant Headteacher Richard Lightfoot.
“As a school, we are particularly proud of the step forward taken in the percentage of students achieving a grade 5 in both English and Maths. 79% of our students achieved this, a huge jump from 65% last year.
“All students deserve recognition for their mammoth efforts.”
The average grade recorded stayed steady from last year at 5.6 and Mr Lightfoot paid tribute to the hard work of both students and the school faculty.
“The superb results are testimony to the commitment by all of our staff to delivering the very best education for our students,” he said.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all teachers who have taught any of the 256 students at any point of their journey at Glyn.”
Tom Sterling, 16, who scored eight Grade 9s and a Grade 7, said: “. I thought the exams were actually a bit easier than I thought they would be because our mocks were much harder; I was quite glad when they were easier in the actual exam.”
Headteacher Matt Duffield added: “I’m really delighted for our students; it is a fantastic set of results from the school’s point of view. The increase in our proportions of students getting Grade 4s across the board is excellent, but also, most importantly, in those core subjects of English and maths. With the proportions of those getting Grade 5s going up as well, we are just delighted.
“This is just a testament to the incredible hard work of our students but also the commitment of our staff in support of those students.”
Student Callum Dyer, 16, is celebrating after recording top results.
Callum, who walked away with eight Grade 9s and two Grade 8, is planning to study history, maths, further maths and chemistry next year. Though he added: “I’m not sure whether I’ll change that now, I’m not sure.”
He continued: “I’m very pleased. It was a tough couple of years but I’m happy now.”
Henry Skilton is also celebrating after surpassing his own expectations in his science GCSEs.
The 16-year-old, who scored five Grade 9s and four Grade 8s overall, said he was particularly delighted with his chemistry and physics scores.
“I didn’t expect them,” he laughed. “I was aiming for a seven, so I am really happy with that.
With his sights set on studying maths, economics and law next, Henry is glad pressure and hard work of GCSEs has paid off.
“It’s been pretty stressful and the last bit was really stressful,” he said.
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