• Altwood Church of England School in Maidenhead completes three year renovation plan
• Newly renovated and added blocks enhance student experience
• Refurbishments funded via successful bids (DfE’s EFA and ES106)
Following two successful funding bids and record-breaking GCSE results, recent refurbishments to Altwood Church of England School in Maidenhead complete the school’s three-year renovation plan.
New research reveals over half of 15-17 year olds think school work must come before everything else, yet business leaders advocate a more rounded approach to preparing for the workplace
This year has seen the largest ever year-on-year decline for GCSE results. With grades down to the lowest level since 2008, this is undoubtedly a very worrying time for many teenagers across the country.
But for any young person that has not received the grades they were aiming for, it is far from the end of the journey. I know this from experience.
Year 11 students at St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester, have achieved a stunning set of GCSE results. More than a fifth of the year group achieved seven or more A*/A grades, and there was an overall pass rate of 92%. Performance at GCSE has been consistently high at St Mary’s for the past five years, despite the fact that the school is non-selective on entry.
Altwood students celebrate record GCSE results
Celebrations were in full swing today at Altwood Church of England School in Maidenhead, when students received their GCSE results. This year saw the school achieve their best ever set of GCSE results with 63.1 per cent of students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and maths. 87.7 per cent of students achieved A*-C in English whilst 69.2 per cent achieved the same level in maths.
As students receive their GCSE results today, many pupils will go on to study for their A-levels before moving on to university. However, it is important students are supported to consider all the pathways available to successful careers. CBI director for people and skills policy, Neil Carberry says there is an important role for businesses working alongside schools and careers professionals to ensure pupils are better informed and supported to consider all the options available.
As students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive their GCSE results today, they reveal a downward trend in achievement - to the lowest level since 2008.
The overall proportion of entries achieving A* to C has dipped by 2.1% points to 66.9%.
Top A* grades have dropped by 0.1% points to 6.5%.
New research has revealed that 87% of undergraduates had to ask their parents for money on average five times per study year, asking for £457 per time, in order to help pay their rent and buy food. According to the poll, however, over half of those asking for money weren’t entirely honest with their parents about the money that they were asking for.
GCSE and A Level students are escaping the stress during exam season armed with felt tips, pencils and crayons. Alder Grange School have introduced colouring in sessions to help students combat stress and wind down from their exams.