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GCSEs 2013: Hard work pays off for pupils at Ryedale School in Nawton
RYEDALE schoolgirl Poppy German is celebrating a full house after her GCSE results came back with top marks in all her subjects.
She was one of a group of students from Ryedale School who impressed with their outstanding results - her classmates Augusta Fullerton-Smith and Xanthe Davison got four A*s, five As and fice A*s, three As and one B respectively.
The girls, who each plan to study for A levels at different schools in North Yorkshire, all said they were thrilled with their results.
Poppy said: “We were nervous this morning, but our results are better than we could have hoped.”
The school’s overall results showed 85 percent of their students getting five A* to C grades, and 65 percent getting their five A* to C grades including English and Maths. Twenty-nine percent of all the school’s grades were As or A*s, and the staff were particularly proud of their results in Maths, next year’s acting head Mark McCandliss said.
Headteacher Richard Crane was overseeing his last results day at Ryedale, and said the school was “tremendously proud” of their pupils’ results.
He said: “This year’s results are down to the hard work of the students and the support and dedication of teachers and parents and on behalf of the governing body and the staff I congratulate our 2013 GCSE cohort, and wish them all the very best in the future.”
Students Bryn Davies and Peter Pittaway came away seven A*s and three As and seven A*s and two A8s respectively, and will both head to Lady Lumley’s in Pickering to start their A level studies in September.
Bryn’s mother Rowena, waiting outside to find how her son had done, said she was very proud of his successes.
“I am so pleased for him. He’s worked hard for it, and now he can go on and do what he wants to do.”
Peter, who was Ryedale’s deputy head boy, said his outstanding marks had come as “a bit of a surprise.”
“I am definitely pleased with how I’ve done, and relieved it’s all over for the summer,” he added.
The school also congratulated David Stone, who got six A*s, two As and one B in his GCSE results.
Outside the school, many parents waited anxiously as their sons and daughters found out their grades.
Anne Lishman - waiting to hear how her daughter Sian had fared - said: “We’re all quite nervous. There are lots of big decisions for the children to make once they’ve got the results, so it’s wait and see for us.
“It’s anticipation - I can’t say whether it’s a good feeling or a bad one really.”