School Sees Rise In Top GCSE Results

The Five Islands School has recorded a rise in the number of pupils gaining 5 GCSEs in the good results range of C to A*.

74% of entries were awarded that mark, 10% up on last year.

Schools are usually compared on five Grade A* to C passes including English and Maths and 68% of islands’ youngsters made that grade.

This is up on last year and headteacher, Bryce Wilby, feels it will be above the national average, which hasn’t been released yet, but last year was 53%.

All island pupils gained at least 5 passes within the A* to E range.

Around a dozen staff members were on hand to help the students as they got their results.

Penny Rogers, who organises the careers day, says it was be nerve-wracking watching the kids open their envelopes.

Fran Brint came over from Penzance for the results. She is the youth-support officer and helps islanders on the mainland who are continuing their