GCSE results: Priory attains ‘excellent results’ across the board

PUBLISHED: 13:30 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:31 24 August 2017

There were big smiles all round as results were picked up.

There were big smiles all round as results were picked up.

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Priory Community School’s GCSE pass rate has matched the national average with a set of good results released this morning (Thursday).

Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.

The school, in Queensway, Worle, has beaten last year’s results in the number of students passing English and maths.

Changes to the GCSE grading system mean a pass in English and maths is now numerical – with 9 the highest grade and 1 the lowest. It means a 4 and 5 are both equivalent to a C, and a 9 is even higher than an A*.

In total, 66 per cent of students gained a 4 or above (equivalent to a C or above) in both English and maths, beating last year’s 64 per cent.

In total, 68 per cent of students achieved a pass in English, 76 per cent passed English literature, and 75 per cent in maths.

Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.

MORE: What does the new GCSE grading system mean?

Priory principal Jane McBride said: “I am immensely proud of our students and staff.

Students share their results.Students share their results.

“Students at PCSA know just how important these results are to their future.

“They have truly attained excellent results across the board and these are a reflection of the commitment year 11 have shown throughout their time at Priory.

“They will all face a bright future with these results to back them up.”

Success stories include Joel Crinson, who gained seven results grade 9s and A*s.

Celebrations at Priory.Celebrations at Priory.

Elliot Ridsdale got 9s in English and maths, as well as a collection of A*s and will go to study the International Baccalaureate at Backwell School.

Neville Coles, executive principal of the Priory Learning Trust which runs Priory, said: “We are delighted with our outcomes and we will improve again next year. It is worth remembering school is not just about exam results.

“We are absolutely committed to ensure that at both Priory and Worle we continue our very long tradition of sport, drama, music and trips - such activities are a very important part of what good schools do. We thank parents, carers, governors and all in our community for the great support.”

The celebrations begin.The celebrations begin.

A pleased group of students.A pleased group of students.

Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.

Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.

Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.Priory Community School, students collecting their GCSE results.

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Priory students and staff.Priory students and staff.

Priory students collect their GCSE results.Priory students collect their GCSE results.

Priory students collect their GCSE results.Priory students collect their GCSE results.

Priory students collect their GCSE results.Priory students collect their GCSE results.

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