School opens on Sundays

PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 June 2012

Teacher Jacqui Scott with students.

Teacher Jacqui Scott with students.

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A SCHOOL has been opening for lessons on a Sunday in a bid to help students prepare for their exams.

Maths teachers taught dozens of pupils on the eve of their GCSE exams.

About 40 youngsters took part in lessons for four hours at the Queensway school.

It is the latest innovative teaching method employed at the school, which uses lots of unique ideas to help students achieve record-breaking exam results.

Back in March, the school discovered it was top of the league tables in the South West for sustained improvement in GCSE results since 2008. It was also 24th in the UK on the same measures. Head of maths, Rhys Phillips, said: “The students and teachers are eager to get the very best GCSE grades they can and so we want to facilitate them to be able to fulfil their potential.

“So Sunday lessons were a popular move. The ethos of staff and students is incredible.

“We have a culture that all things are possible and we build that into the students.

“They are aiming very high but are aware that it means putting lots of effort in, especially around exam time.

“It has been tremendous to see our exams progress so much, but we are not complacent and will continue to strive for excellence in every way.”

On Sundays the school is also open for sports and also hosts Destiny Church services.

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