The Hurst Community College
A stunning 44% of Year 11 pupils at The Hurst Community College have already achieved GCSE A or A* grades in English Language. The entire cohort of 167 pupils sat their English Language qualification last November in order to spread examination pressure over their final year.
When the results came through last month, the school was thrilled to discover that 48 pupils had been awarded A grades, while 25 had achieved the prestigious A* grade.
In total, an impressive 87% of pupils achieved the benchmark of a C grade or above, with this figure set to rise further after some pupils resit the examination this May.
Over 40 pupils were delighted to pick up awards at The Hurst Community College's annual prize-giving celebration last Thursday evening.
The former Year 11 pupils were recognised for their sporting and academic achievements with prizes generously sponsored by local individuals and organisations, including The Loddon Valley Lions, AWE, Baughurst Parish Council and Tadley Chamber of Trade.
Headteacher, Roger Jones, began the evening with a review of the cohort's successes. Of the 240 pupils in the year group, a stunning 93% had achieved A* to C grades in GCSE English Language, contributing to a very pleasing 69% gaining 5 or more GCSEs at A* to C including English and Mathematics. He also praised the pupils for their role as key ambassadors for the school when Ofsted visited last May and graded the college as 'Good'.