Students celebrate early exam success

Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth.
Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth.
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Pupils at a two schools are celebrating successful English results.

Students at Kings Priory School have performed well after the IGCSE English language and literature results were released.

The results released show that 96 per cent of Year 11 pupils received an A*-C grade in English this year, with 94 per cent of the cohort making expected progress in the subject and 56 per cent exceeding expected progress.

Principal Philip Sanderson said: “These really are excellent results for our Year 11 pupils.

“They have all worked very hard under terrific guidance from our English staff and they should all be very proud of this achievement.”

The IGCSE English qualification, which is regulated by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), has been taught at Kings Priory School since it converted to an academy in 2013.

The results of the IGCSE are released two weeks before the traditional GCSE results day.

Details of the school’s other GCSE results will be published at www.kingsprioryschool.co.uk on Thursday, August 5.

A total of 22 Year 11 pupils at Norham High School, in North Shields, also sat their IGCSE (International GCSE) English Language exams earlier in the academic year.

And the school was delighted at seeing 83 per cent achieving their target grade and 44 percent exceeding their target.

And 64 per cent achieved A*-C grades, putting them above the national average.

David Baldwin, Executive Headteacher at Norham High School, said: “We are extremely proud of our pupils’ achievements in English.

“Our staff and pupils put a great deal of time and dedication into the early entry and as a consequence the pupils have made exceptional progress and attained some excellent results.”

Bethany Saint, one of the students who sat her exam early, said: “I’m really pleased with my result because I have achieved three grades higher than my target grade. It proves that all that hard work is worth it and I now feel confident in being able to achieve high grades in my other subjects.”

The pupils were supported towards their iGCSE success through extra revision classes and staying back in school for an additional hour each day. They also attended classes during school holidays.