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Wykeham House has had excellent GCSE results this year, with 91% of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including Maths, English and Science, 14% of the grades were A* and nearly 30% of grades at A* and A.

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Staff and students at New Forest Academy were delighted to receive their GCSE exam results this Thursday, especially as  75% of students in the academy achieved grades A*-C in GCSE English.

Also, there was a marked improvement in GCSE Maths too, with 68% of students achieving A*-C grades.

The Principal, Karen Godsall said, ‘These results mark a significant turning point for the academy and show that the relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in the lead up to the exams makes a real difference.  

They are significantly better than previous years and show that the academy can and will improve at a rapid rate. We will now build on these successes to ensure that each and every one of our students gets the quality of education that they truly deserve.’

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Kamil Perzamowski,16, from St Mary's in Southampton was one of St George's Catholic College's stand out students.

Originally from Poland, Kamil moved to England in 2008, now he is celebrating achieving three A*s seven As, two Bs as well as a merit in BTEC IT.

 He said: "I was not expecting an A in geography and I was really happy with my history A* as I only dropped eight marks. I came in confident today but to see the results is a big relief."

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Oasis Academy Mayfield head teacher Phil Humphreys said: "It has been another year of improvement for the academy. It's strong progress in our core subjects which are English, maths and science.

"We are continuing to do well and the grades are well deserved by really hard working students and staff who are really committed to ensuring success for the children. We are really proud of them all." 

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St George Catholic College in Swaythling has shown a real improvement in their GCSE results this year and headteacher Graham Wilson who has been at the helm for seven years is delighted.

This year it has had 61 per cent five A to C including English and Maths, this is up seven per cent from last year when they had 54 per cent.

The results include 78 per cent A to C in Maths and 75 per cent A to C English Language.

Graham Wilson, said: "We are really proud of the students have worked really hard this year as well as the staff, and together they have performed strongly against a tougher set of criteria."

"The goalposts have changed in terms of how schools are measured. If was the same as last year we would have got 70 per cent including English and Maths."

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Students, parents and staff at Coxlease School in Lyndhurst, a specialist school for children with severe behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in Lyndhurst, are celebrating following today’s GCSE results.

100% of the Year 11 students who sat GCSE exams achieved 3 or more A* - G GCSE or equivalent qualifications.  66% achieved 2 or more A* – C GCSEs or equivalent.

One student, Jamie Heavey, even beat national expectations by earning 6 A* – C results.

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Coxlease School is a specialist day and residential school for boys and girls aged 9 to 19 with severe behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) who may also have learning difficulties. The school provides highly effective education, care, therapy, welfare and support for young people who may have experienced trauma, inconsistent and confusing care and emotional rejection.

Karen Gaster, Principal at Coxlease School, said:  “At Priory, we do everything we can to maximise the potential of our young people with learning difficulties and other special needs. These achievements show that with a supportive environment and a structured teaching and a learning programme, our young people can be supported to lead happy, meaningful and fulfilled lives. We are immensely proud of what they have achieved.”

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Sholing pupil Francesca Watson, 16 from Woolston, a student at Sholing Community College was ecstatic about her B grade in history.

She said: "I was convinced I had failed my history exam, it was the one I was most worried about because I really want to study it when I go to Barton Peveril.

I'm feeling pretty content right now, it was so emotional opening that envelope but all the results are good so I'm very happy."

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Cantell's Tamar Lennard,16, from Bassett, achieved 3 A*'s 3A's, 3 B's and two C's, she said: "I was ecstastic when I got the results. I was expecting to do badly, so I am really pleased."

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Meeri-Ly Kurvits, 16, from Southampton (city centre), was also pleased with her results. She achieved all A to C grades with 4A's and a distinction star in Business, along with 4 A's and one B. 

She said: "I feel really happy and proud that the hard work has paid off. I was so relaxed during the summer so I was not that nervous today about this. I was hoping for the best and it worked out that way."

She will now be going to Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh. 

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One high achiever at Cantell school was Josh Sayer. The 16-year-old from Bassett in Southampton was delighted when he opened his envelope as he had 11 A*'s and two A's. He said: "I put my success down to lots of work and good teachers. I was hoping to do well and I am really happy."

He will now be going on to Peter Symonds to study history and languages. 

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At Cantell, Sukdev Singh, 16, from St Mary's in Southampton achieved five A to C's including English and Maths, he said: "At first I thought I would fail English but I now feel relieved. The staff helped me and though the holidays and my teacher gave me individual help."

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At Test Valley School, youngsters chattered anxiously as they tore open their white envelopes revealing the results of months of hard work.

But the chatter soon turned to yelps of joy as 65 per cent of Test Valley School pupils got the benchmark five A* to Cs in English and maths – seven per cent more than last year.

Students did particularly well in maths, with 81 per cent getting top A* to C grades and 25 per cent getting A*s and As.

In English, 74 per cent of pupils got A* to Cs – 10 per cent more than last year and 69 per cent got A* to Cs in science.

Headteacher, Louisa Hiscock said: “We are delighted with the results.

“Pupils and staff have had to rise to the challenge of a number of changes to the GCSE examinations this year and worked exceptionally hard to achieve these results.

“I am very proud of the commitment and determination they have shown. They deserve their success and I congratulate and wish all the pupils well.”

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Oliver Jeremiah, 16 from Sholing Community College was beaming with pride as he opened his results envelope to find he had and achieved all A's and B grades.

He said: "This is my future that I'm holding, I've bee trying to hide how nervous I've been but now I am so relieved and really happy. I'm now getting ready to go to Barton Peveril and hopefully I'll be able to study medicine and become a doctor afterwards."

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St Mary’s College headteacher Craig Lickley with student Baqir Zaidi, who gained ten A*s and six As.

The school in Southampton achieved a benchmark figure of 82 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs at A* to C, including maths and English.

Mr Lickley said: “WE are delighted with all of the hard work and effort the students have put in to gain such fantastic results.”

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Oliver Simmonds, 16, Copsewood Road, Bitterne Park, got 5 As and 5 Bs

"I'm quite satisfied overall I achieved all the grades I wanted admittedly I got a B in maths and I'm going to Barton Peveril to study that but I'm quite pleased."

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The  Toynbee School's pass rate for students achieving five or more A* to Cs including maths and English has leapt from 59 per cent to 74 per cent.

The school, in Chandler's Ford, also said it had achieved well in core subjects.

Eighty-eight per cent of pupils achieved an a* to C grade in English, 79 per cent in maths and 78 per cent in combined sciences.

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Lauren Matthews 16, from Gatcombe Gardens, West End a pupil at Bitterne Park School got 4 Cs 1 D and BTECs in science and travel and tourism.

She said: "I'm happy with what I've got but I'm a little disappointed with Spanish, I was expecting a B."

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At Bitterne Park Seconday School, Erin Kavanagh, 16, from Radmore Lane, Bitterne got 4 As 2 Bs, 1 C and will be going to the BRIT School in Croydon to study music and dreams of becoming a pop star.

She said: "I was really scared this morning. I was predicted all these results and I got them. It's all a bit surreal."

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More pleased pupils get their results at Sholing Technology College.

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One of the youngest Upper Shirley High students to pick up a result was Year 10 student Anna Pugh, who got a B in ethics.

The 15-year-old said: "it's good practice for next year. I was expecting the worst really but i'm pleased."

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When asked whether he was nervous before getting his results today, Upper Shirley High student Jack Pinto said: "I was actually excited when I woke up, and I was even more excited when I opened the enveloped.

"I'm very pleased."

The 16-year-old from Maybush got two As, three Bs and 6 Cs.

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Pictures of jubilant students at Toynbee School

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The atmosphere was buzzing as youngsters at the Romsey School found out their GCSE results.

The school saw a two per cent drop in the number of students who achieved five or more A*s to Cs including in English and maths with 66 per cent of youngsters making the grade.

But more than a quarter of grades achieved at the school were A* and As and almost a third of pupils got the English Baccalaureate - which includes English, Maths, Science and a humanity.

Among those who did particularly well were 15 youngsters who achieved 10 A* and A grades.

Their top achievers include Ella Yarrow who scooped 13 A* and As and Jo Niblo who got 14.

Headteacher Colm McKavanagh and executive headteacher Jonathan de Sausmarez issued a joint statement.

It said: “These results reflect the hard work which students, staff and parents have put in over the past five years and congratulations are due to everyone who worked so well together to make this possible.”

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Upper Shirley High School headteacher Stuart Woods hailed the hard work of his students, with 50 per cent achieving the benchmark five A* to C grades including maths and English.

The school also celebrated its best ever English results, with 67 per cent achieving A* to C in language and literature, and its highest-ever amount of A*s and As, 17.5 per cent.

He said: "As a school there are some pleasing headlines this year, and we are very proud of what the students have achieved."

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Celebrations at Sholing.

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Emma Kate-Henry, Principal of Hampshire Collegiate School, said:

“I am thrilled with these GCSEs results, which cap an excellent two weeks for us in which we also achieved the school’s best ever A Levels.  These grades are fitting reward for the very hard work of our students and staff and we look forward to celebrating as a school in September when our Year 11s return as Sixth Formers.”

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Amidst the whole-school success, some notable individual achievements stood out, including:

  • Emily Watson, Compton, Winchester achieved 10 A*s and 1 A grade. She said: “I am very happy.”
  • Stuart McClune, Landford, Salisbury achieved 9 A*s and 2A
  • Polly Hooton from Lockerly, Romsey gained 8 A*s and 3 As said: “I am really happy!”
  • Nathan Hunt Romsey gained 7 A*s, 3 As and 1 B commented: “It’s good I exceeded expectations.”
  • Jenny Cropley, Sparsholt, Winchester 8 A*s, 1 A and a B grade

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Pupils at Westgate School get their GCSE results.

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Pupils and staff at Hampshire Collegiate School (HCS) are celebrating today after receiving the school’s best ever GCSE results, with rises across all headline measures.

93% of pupils gained five or more A*-C GCSEs including English and maths – a leap of 10 percentage points on last summer.

This improvement was visible across the board as the proportion of pupils earning the very top A* and A grades this summer climbed four percentage points to 39%.

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Delighted pupils celebrate their results at Mountbatten School.

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Ringwood School's headteacher, Christina Edwards, said: "Year 11 students at Ringwood School have bucked the national trend by securing the best ever results for the school following on from the excellent A Level results gained last week.

"Students have matched and in many cases exceeded our expectations. We take great pride in being a true comprehensive school and I am delighted with the success of every single student.

"There is success at individual subject level with 56 students achieving 5 or more A*-A grades. The top 11 students achieved 10 or more A*-A grades: Samuel Whittingham, Lucy Waterman, Callum Salisbury, Bryher Rose, Maxwell Grant-Walker, Robert Fisher, Matthew Fenwick, Matthew Davies, Rebecca Darcy, Olivia Cornwell and Rebecca Andrews.

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"Students studying vocational subjects achieved a 100% success rate.  

"My congratulations go to all the students who have worked so hard over the past two years to achieve these excellent results. My thanks also go to the staff for their dedication and commitment in helping every student to achieve success and to our parents for their continuing support."

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At Ringwood School, 70% of students secured 5 A*- C including English and Maths.

In core subjects, Maths posted an 84% A*-C pass rate (National Average 63%) and English Language secured 79% (National Average 61.4%) meaning the core subjects clearly outperformed national averages.

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Paul Nicholson, headteacher of the Westgate School in Winchester, said: "We are very pleased and it represents an enormous team effort on behalf of our staff and pupils. 74% of pupils gained A* to C grades in five subjects including English and Maths.

"Last year we had 84% so it's slightly down but it still represents a fair result and we are very pleased."

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Students from Testwood School with the GCSE results.

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Inspire Academy pupils celebrate getting their GCSE results.

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Students from Upper Shirley High School.

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Testwood pupil, Terri Chadwick, 16, of Totton, was delighted with her results of one A, one B and three Cs. She said: "I was really nervous and I felt sick but I couldn't believe it when I opened my results.

"I was thinking 'is this real or is it a dream?'

"It hasn't sunk in yet but I'm goj g to Pizza Express tonight to celebrate. I love pizza."

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Crestwood College achieved a pass rate of 52 per cent - pupils achieving five or more A* grades including English and maths.

however, head teacher Krista Dawkins said she had been left disappointed as this was a drop from 57 per cent the year before.

she said it was results in English that had not been as good as predicted, but said the college would be holding an inquiry and appealing some of the grades.

" I just fear that really the changes that the government have made has actually been detrimental to these young people's success."

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Sukdev Singh, 16, from St Mary's in Southampton achieved five A to C's including English and Maths, he said: "At first I thought I would fail English but I now feel relieved. The staff helped me and though the holidays and my teacher gave me individual help."

One high achiever at Cantell school was Josh Sayer. The 16-year-old from Bassett in Southampton was delighted when he opened his envelope as he had 11 A*'s and two A's. He said: "I put my success down to lots of work and good teachers. I was hoping to do well and I am really happy."

He will now be going on to Peter Symonds to study history and languages. 

Meeri-Ly Kurvits, 16, from Southampton (city centre), was also pleased with her results. She achieved all A to C grades with 4A's and a distinction star in Business, along with 4 A's and one B. 

She said: "I feel really happy and proud that the hard work has paid off. I was so relaxed during the summer so I was not that nervous today about this. I was hoping for the best and it worked out that way."

She will now be going to Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh. 

Tamar Lennard,16, from Bassett, achieved 3 A*'s 3A's, 3 B's and two C's, she said: "I was ecstastic when I got the results. I was expecting to do badly, so I am really pleased."

Vismantle Vaskunaite,16, from Hill Lane in Southampton achieved 4 A's 3'B's and 3 C's, she said: "I feel very pleased and very happy with my results I was really nervous and my legs and hands were shaking but when I got my results I felt happy and pleased with myself. "

Andreia Mestre,16, from St Mary's achieved two distinctions 2 A*s, 3A's and 4 Bs, said: "I was a bit disappointed but happy with the results. I thought I could have done better though."

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All morning students have trickling in to Chamberlayne College. Some opened their envelope there and then while others decided to open it later.

Will Kirk, 16, told the Daily Echo he was saving the surprise for later. He said: "It's horrible really and I hope I have done well."

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Chamberlayne headteacher, Ewan Scott, said that he was pleased that all his former pupils had received what they needed and all were going on to either work or college.

He said: "We are just very pleased because it has been very challenging year.

"Everyone has worked so hard, students, parents and staff. They have really set themselves up for the rest of their lives."

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Another happy punter at Henry Cort School.

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Liam Bushrod, 16, of Greenfields Avenue, Totton, is delighted after achieving nine A*s.

He is now going to Peter Symonds College in Winchester to study maths, physics, and economics. He said: "I'm quite surprised at some of the results - I got an A* in French and wasn't expecting it so I'm very pleased.

"I'm going out for a meal with my family tonight and going out with my friends this afternoon."

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Students at Testwood College celebrate their results. From a 31 per cent A* to C rate last year the school has jumped to 51 per cent this year. Head teacher Jenny Pitman said: "This is a significant step forward for the school, the staff and the students.

"It was about tightening what we were doing, keeping our eye on the ball and making sure pupils were prepared for exams.

"It's been a tough year at Testwood and I'm delighted."

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Seventeen-year-old Inspire Academy student Danielle Hodgson has had more reason to celebrate than most this summer.

She got got seven GCSEs including two As in science - but only did her last exam three days after giving birth to daughter Alarna-Mae.

Danielle, from Shirley, said: "i'm very happy, I've been nervous about it since last night."

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Libaan Ali (left) and Mustafa Briers.

Mustafa was pleased that he got a B in History and English Language. He said "I feel I have done better than expected."

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Brooke Wakeman from Littleton has been struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome for the last three years.

She has attended only half the lessons at King Edward VI School in Wilton Road but despite her illness still managed to get 3 A*s 1 A and 3 Bs.

The 16-year old was almost speechless when she opened her results.

She said: "I can't believe it! I wasn't expecting to do so well. I was expecting 5 Bs and 2 Cs."

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At King Edward VI School in Southampton, Theo Pritchard, 16, from Michelmersh got 7A*s, 2As and 1B

"I didn't think is get that, maybe a few more Bs. I'm delighted."

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Crestwood College students open their results.

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The headteacher at King Edward VI, Mr Thould, in Upper Shirley said the school had achieved "outstanding" GCSE results with a pass rate of 98.7 per cent at grade C or above.

He said: "We are delighted to report another set of impressive results. Our students have worked with great focus and industry to achieve three quarters of their grades at A or A* grade. This success is a worthy tribute to our students and their teachers."

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Shrieks of joy echoed through the corridors of Hampshire Collegiate School as a record breaking number of youngsters got top marks in their GCSEs.

Celebration was in the air as the school revealed that 93 per cent of students achieved the benchmark of five or more A* to Cs including English and maths.

And of them, 39 per cent earned A* or A grades – four per cent more than last year.

This comes just one week after the school celebrated its best ever A Level results, with 34 per cent getting top marks.

Emma Kate-Henry, principal of Hampshire Collegiate School, said: “I am thrilled with these GCSEs results, which cap an excellent two weeks for us in which we also achieved the school’s best ever A Levels.

“These grades are fitting reward for the very hard work of our students and staff and we look forward to celebrating as a school in September when our Year 11s return as Sixth Formers.”

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Cantell School had a pass rate of 54 per cent of A to C, including English and Maths of this was down from how they expected to do as last year the figure was 69 per cent.

 Harry Kutty, associate headteacher, said:"While we are really pleased with the hard work of the students and staff. We cannot help but feel disappointed with some sets of results that were completely unpredicted, and that is line with what we are reading in the national press with the volatility of exam results.

"Those results have thrown us from what we expected, which was 63 per cent. In particular we had some very unusual results in Maths which we will be lodging an appeal on.

Mr Kutty added: "For me it is about the students that have worked so hard with our staff, sadly the goalposts have changed and because of that it could have a potential impact on our students future and we will be working very closely with colleges to make sure that the impact is minimized."

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Students are arriving at The Mountbatten School, catching up with friends as they eagerly await their results.

Teachers quickly sort white envelopes on tables in the sports hall before the pupils are let in.

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Stuart Parkes, deputy head at Brookfield Community School, Sarisbury Green said he and his fellow staff were delighted with that their pupils had achieved.

Their headline figures were:

  • 75 per cent getting five or more A* to C grade
  • 30 per cent of pupils got five or more A* or A grades.
  • in Maths, a third of pupils got an A* or A  and 90% achieved at least a C, despite the higher grade boundaries

He said: "All of our key progress indicators are up and we are delighted and really please with our results."

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Happy faces at Henry Cort as the teenagers find out what what they've got.

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Doug Wicks, 16, from Perins School, got seven A*'s, three A's, and is going to Alton College.

He said: "I'm pretty happy! I was not expecting such a strong result in French. It's good to see everyone happy with their results at the end of our time at school. It's fantastic."

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Perins' Max Rhodes, 16, achieved eight A's, one A*, one B, and is going to Peter Symonds College.

He said: "I'm quite relieved and pleased with the results because it's gone OK. I can now take all of the subjects I wanted to."

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Pictures of students from Perins School today.

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At Arnewood, headteacher, Chris Hummerstone, said: “We are determined to celebrate every student's achievement, because every student in the year has enjoyed some success. They, and all those who have supported them, deserve our congratulation.

“Our results this year include all Level 2 vocational courses counting as one GCSE. This takes into account new measures in national school performance tables and also reflects the benefit of our outstanding and wide ranging curriculum for all young people at Arnewood.”

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Back at Perins, Bryony France, 16, two A's, three B's and four C's, going to Peter Symonds College, said: "I feel so relieved. I feel more calm now, there was a three month build up for this one day and now it's finally over."

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Ahmet Arslanhan was the first student to ever open GCSE results at Inspire Academy, which opened in December.

The 16-year-old from Thornhill was overjoyed to receive 6 Cs and one D.

He said: "this school has helped me so much, when I first got here I was struggling because of some issues.

"But when I got here I was able to knuckle down, and now having got my five passes i'm really looking forward to the future.

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At Perins, Laura Morrow, 16, got two A's, seven B's, and is going to Peter Symonds College.

She said: "I'm relieved. I'm happy that it's over and that I didn't fail too much! I have got everything I need to do my courses so I'm pretty happy."

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Students at Crestwood College are waiting anxiously for results to be given out and there are a lot of pupils gathered talking excitedly.

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IT was smiles all round at Perins School in Alresford, where 65 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including Maths and English.

Head teacher Janice Bernard said: "It's pretty comparable to last year and we are very pleased with that. There are some amazing individual achievements."

OVerall, 76 per cent of students achieved A* to C grades.

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St Annes pupil Anna Sharp got 11 A*s.

The 16-year-old, from Shirley, said: "I wasn't expecting that! I'm in a bit of a state of shock at the moment."

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Emma Kate-Henry, principal of Hampshire Collegiate School, said: “I am thrilled with these GCSEs results, which cap an excellent two weeks for us in which we also achieved the school’s best ever A Levels.

“These grades are fitting reward for the very hard work of our students and staff and we look forward to celebrating as a school in September when our Year 11s return as Sixth Formers.”

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Students at St Annes celebrate their results.

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St Annes' headteacher Lyn Bourne said 73 per cent of students had achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C, including English and maths.

She said: "I'm really proud of our students, particularly building on last week's A-level results.

"We're really pleased."

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Some of the first students to pick up their results have arrived at St Annes Catholic School.

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Hampshire County Council education chief Peter Edgar said: “I think there are some outstanding success stories in Hampshire and it demonstrates that our policy in growing our education services is paying off.

“When there are changes some schools adapt more quickly than others, and I think that seems to be reflected in the initial results.

“The thinking behind the changes were that the final results weren’t a full reflection of what was going on because a number of retakes were in the system.

“What is to the credit of the teaching staff in our schools is that whatever changes are implemented by Government, schools have shown a tremendous ability to adapt.”

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In the New Forest, 65 per cent of students secured the benchmark figure at Lymington’s Priestlands School, with eighteen students securing eight or more grades at A* or A.

Head teacher Chris Willsher said: “As far as Priestlands is concerned, we have seen our overall results hold steady against a very mixed picture nationally.

“Results in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science are excellent and, across the curriculum, we have a secured superb results at A* and A.”

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Students overcame a difficult year at Southampton’s Regents Park Community College with a solid set of results.

The school was placed in special measures earlier this year after an Ofsted report branded the college “inadequate” in all areas. But 66 per cent of students achieved the benchmark figure after a figure of 67 last year, with head of school Jonty Archibald saying: “We are proud of the students.

“It just indicates that the school has sustained the improvements made last year and we are hoping this will help us on our journey out of special measures.”

 

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Staff and students at the Inspire Academy in Southampton celebrated as the school had its first set of results since opening last year.

Thirty-eight per cent of students achieved the benchmark figure, while 81 per cent of students received five or more A* to C grades in at least five subjects.

Executive principal Christian Down said: “I am immensely proud to announce our outstanding GCSE results, which concludes a fantastic first year for the Inspire Enterprise Academy.

“Eighty-one per cent of our students received five-plus A*-C grades in less than one academic year with regular attendance.

“In addition, there have been many outstanding individual performances and congratulations in particular go to the students who gained A*-A grades in their subjects.”

8:38am

Toynbee School in Chandler’s Ford saw a huge rise of 15 per cent in its benchmark figure, from 59 per cent last year to 74 per cent this year, including English and Maths.

Head teacher Matthew Longden said: “The results are fantastic, we are all so proud, they truly reflect the hard work, effort and resilience of staff and pupils.

“I am immensely proud to be the head of such a great school which gets better and better each year.

“It is lovely to see such positive outcomes for the pupils I have seen through Toynbee since starting here five years ago.”

 

8:31am

Meanwhile, The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating a very good set of GCSE results – with 10 of its students scoring almost one hundred As between them.

Overall the school saw 65% of its students achieve at least five A* - C including English and Mathematics - a significant improvement from last year.

Daily Echo:

8:28am

Krista Dawkins, head teacher at Crestwood College in Eastleigh, said her school had seen far lower English grades than anticipated, with 60 per cent getting A* to C in the subject instead of the expected 85 per cent.

She said: “We are looking very closely at the results, and we will be lodging an appeal because we feel there is something that is not right.

“You can’t compare this year’s results with last year’s because the goalposts have moved.”

Daily Echo: Krista Dawkins

The school has seen 53 per cent of students achieve the benchmark figure of at least five grades A* to C, including Maths and English.

8:18am

In particular, they say cutting the value of BTEC vocational qualifications, which were sometimes worth as many as four GCSEs, slashing retakes by only including pupils’ first attempts at exams and removing the speaking and listening portion of English exams have had an impact that could see school results as much as ten per cent lower than they would have been in previous years.

8:17am

Headteachers say a number of changes to GCSEs in the past year have had an impact on this year’s league tables, with some head teachers saying it is now impossible and unfair to compare results with performances from previous years.

 

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We will have reporters and photographers across the county and we also want to hear fro you about how your - or you children - got on.

You can email us your pictures and video to picdesk@dailyecho.co.uk and website@dailyecho.co.uk or tweet us @dailyecho.

7:19am

Good morning and welcome to the Daily Echo's live coverage of GCSE results day.

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10:40am Thu 21 Aug 14

Proud mummy3 says...

Be proud Crestwood College you really are an exceptionally good school!
Be proud Crestwood College you really are an exceptionally good school! Proud mummy3
  • Score: 2

11:04am Thu 21 Aug 14

Tony Blair's Accountant says...

I've just opened my packet of Cornflakes and there are 4 free GCSEs in the bottom. I'm now off to Uni to do Penguin Studies for 3 years .
I've just opened my packet of Cornflakes and there are 4 free GCSEs in the bottom. I'm now off to Uni to do Penguin Studies for 3 years . Tony Blair's Accountant
  • Score: -12

12:43pm Thu 21 Aug 14

sarfhamton says...

Tony Blair's Accountant wrote:
I've just opened my packet of Cornflakes and there are 4 free GCSEs in the bottom. I'm now off to Uni to do Penguin Studies for 3 years .
Nice, just keep knocking the efforts of young people.
[quote][p][bold]Tony Blair's Accountant[/bold] wrote: I've just opened my packet of Cornflakes and there are 4 free GCSEs in the bottom. I'm now off to Uni to do Penguin Studies for 3 years .[/p][/quote]Nice, just keep knocking the efforts of young people. sarfhamton
  • Score: 10

1:53pm Thu 21 Aug 14

SilvanDryad says...

The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.
The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo. SilvanDryad
  • Score: -10

2:25pm Thu 21 Aug 14

VOR666 says...

Surely today is about the students? Why do certain Head Teachers insist on getting their photo in the newspaper?
Surely today is about the students? Why do certain Head Teachers insist on getting their photo in the newspaper? VOR666
  • Score: -8

2:47pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Zootopian says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.
Whilst correct, virtually no-one refers to it as St George. When I was there, we all said St George's, as I know kids and staff there currently do.

Still, you keep on truckin' your pointless pedanticism.
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.[/p][/quote]Whilst correct, virtually no-one refers to it as St George. When I was there, we all said St George's, as I know kids and staff there currently do. Still, you keep on truckin' your pointless pedanticism. Zootopian
  • Score: 5

3:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

camerajuan says...

Zootopian wrote:
SilvanDryad wrote:
The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.
Whilst correct, virtually no-one refers to it as St George. When I was there, we all said St George's, as I know kids and staff there currently do.

Still, you keep on truckin' your pointless pedanticism.
Exactly.

My mum still calls it Tescos but really who cares? As long as she goes to the same place then it really doesn't matter.
[quote][p][bold]Zootopian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.[/p][/quote]Whilst correct, virtually no-one refers to it as St George. When I was there, we all said St George's, as I know kids and staff there currently do. Still, you keep on truckin' your pointless pedanticism.[/p][/quote]Exactly. My mum still calls it Tescos but really who cares? As long as she goes to the same place then it really doesn't matter. camerajuan
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Thu 21 Aug 14

good-gosh says...

camerajuan wrote:
Zootopian wrote:
SilvanDryad wrote:
The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.
Whilst correct, virtually no-one refers to it as St George. When I was there, we all said St George's, as I know kids and staff there currently do.

Still, you keep on truckin' your pointless pedanticism.
Exactly.

My mum still calls it Tescos but really who cares? As long as she goes to the same place then it really doesn't matter.
My Scottish aunty just called it schooool
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Zootopian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: The name is Saint George College not St George's. but then this is the Echo.[/p][/quote]Whilst correct, virtually no-one refers to it as St George. When I was there, we all said St George's, as I know kids and staff there currently do. Still, you keep on truckin' your pointless pedanticism.[/p][/quote]Exactly. My mum still calls it Tescos but really who cares? As long as she goes to the same place then it really doesn't matter.[/p][/quote]My Scottish aunty just called it schooool good-gosh
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Fri 22 Aug 14

youmustbekidding says...

Amazing how some of these Head Teacher's congratulate themselves even when their schools come in BELOW the national average. Must think parents are dumb!
Amazing how some of these Head Teacher's congratulate themselves even when their schools come in BELOW the national average. Must think parents are dumb! youmustbekidding
  • Score: -5
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