School GCSE Results Even Better Than 2011

The Five Islands School

Pupils at the Five Islands School picked up their GCSE results yesterday. And the schools’ 22 students have done better than in 2011.

This in contrast with the national picture, which has seen results fall for the first time in 24 years.

Using the standard benchmark, of five A star to C grades including English and Maths, 86% of the year 11 pupils passed.

Chairman of governors, Ben Julian, was at the school yesterday when the pupils opened their grades, and he said there were some very happy faces there.

Ben says there has been a gradual increase in results over the past three years with 68% of pupils getting the top grades in 2011 and 63% in 2010.

This is the period that controversial former head teacher Bryce Wilby was in charge of the school.

Ben says there has been upheaval at the school with the move to the new site but the grades haven’t been adversely affected by it and he thinks the new environment might have even helped.

Most pupils will be leaving in September to continue their education on the mainland with no post-16 education institutions on the islands.


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