Celebratory theme to school’s GCSE results day

A Wallsend school celebrated their outstanding GCSE results with a special ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ themed event.

Students arrived at Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, to find a red carpet welcoming them in while staff were dressed as characters from the much-loved Roald Dahl story.

There was also giant toadstools, a wall mural, a lollipop tree, giant sweets, balloons, banners, and refreshments.

The school was celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results with 79 per cent of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades, keeping the college amongst the highest performing schools in North Tyneside.

A total of 11 per cent of Year 11 students gained between five to ten GCSE A/A* grades, including Lee Cotcher, Molly Russell, Callum Webster and Stephen Findley – who were all thrilled with their results.

Executive headteacher David Baldwin, said: “We are delighted.

“Our very high performance has continued with 81 per cent of students making expected or better than expected progress in GCSE English and 73 per cent in Maths.

“In addition, our Science GCSE results are our best ever with 74 per cent of students having achieved the government target of two or more A*-C grades at GCSE in Science.

“In subjects such as GCSE Resistant Materials and GCSE Product Design 100 per cent of students have achieved an A*-C grade and in GCSE Art 89 per cent have done so.

“We have retained our position in the top schools in North Tyneside with this year’s results.”

Jill Huxtable, assistant headteacher with responsibility for student progress said: “This success is well deserved.

“We work so hard to support students and they work extremely hard too. We are thrilled for them.”