AGAINST a national backdrop of falling GCSE outcomes, reflecting the Government’s commitment to ‘bring grades down following the Covid spikes’, Stover School reports it is delighted to report that this has not been the case at Stover.
A spokesperson for the Newton Abbot based school said: 'Our Year 11 pupils have recorded outcomes that reflect the school’s previous years’ GCSE results; over 85% of the current cohort recorded grades at level 4 or above, compared to the national figure of 68%. '
The head, Mr Notman, said: ‘I am delighted with the endeavour that our pupils have shown and the commitment of our staff in preparing for these GCSE examinations.
'It is obvious from the more stringent grade boundaries that we have seen this morning that the Government have held true to their promise to make things more difficult for this Year 11.
'So it is to their absolute credit that, overall, their results stand up against the previous cohort and outstrip national statistics by some distance.
'Well done, I am proud of your achievements and the resilience that you have shown in the face of more stringent odds.
'The Government were particularly keen to reduce the number of top grades and so significant credit must go to Daisy, who achieved six 9s and four 8s, Austin with five 9s, one 8 and one 7, Claude, who secured three grade 9s, three 8s and two 7s and Maisy, who achieved two grade 9s, two grade 8s and four grade 7s.
'Many congratulations to all of our students who have worked so hard. We are so proud of you all!'
'Why not come and see what Stover School can offer your children aged 3-18 at our next Open Morning on Saturday, October 14, from 10am. Everyone is welcome and you can book your place online at www.Stover.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you.