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St Peter's Pupils celebrate

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1:51pm 25th August 2011

St Peter’s pupils were celebrating another good year for results with 90.5 % A*- B grades at GCSE adding to their excellent A Level results last week.

A*- C 98.2%

A* 33.4%

A*/A 66.4%

A*/B 90.5%

6 pupils gained straight 10 A*s.

Several subjects delivered notable performances – some of which are nationally in decline and becoming the sole preserve of the independent sector, such as Latin.

Art and Music – all who took Art or Music achieved either an A*/A

Latin - 89% achieved A*/A

Maths – 87% achieved A*/A

Science – 70% A*/A

Additional Science 76% A*/A

Head Master Leo Winkley said:

‘We are very pleased for all the pupils who have worked very hard and been waiting nervously for these results. Our teaching staff have inspired some strong performances across the subjects,’.

‘Our Mathematicians and Scientists have done particularly well with 49 A* in Maths and a total of 94 A* in Dual Award Science.  The school won the 2011 Good Schools Guide GCSE Award for the best point score at an English Independent School for Boys taking Additional science at GCSE.  At a time when many schools are moving to single sciences at GCSE, we have found our pupils, in particular boys, thrive on studying the sciences in this format, allowing them to pursue a broad range of subjects at GCSE, before specialising at A Level. Our excellent track record at A Level suggests that our scientists are certainly not losing out by following the Dual Award. We are very pleased to see our Mathematicians and Scientists excelling, particularly through studying the more stretching IGCSE course, as well as growing as independent and broad thinkers”.

‘But it’s not all about Science: 35 pupils took Art GCSE, with 33 of them achieving A*and 2 an A. Our Music students also achieved 100% A*/A., which shows what a genuinely all round school St Peter’s is,’ adds Leo Winkley

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