LIVE BLOG: Basingstoke GCSE results

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  • Gazette reporters are out and about covering the GCSE results this morning at the town's schools.
  • Results posted here as we have them.
  • Bishop Challoner: 77% achieved 5 A*- C grades including English and Maths.
  • Fort Hill: 65% achieved five A* - C grades. 42% achieved five A*- C grades including English and Maths.
  • Brighton Hill: 48% achieved 5 A*- C grades including English and Maths.
  • Robert May's School: 82% achieved five A* - C grades. 70% achieved five A* - C grades including English and Maths.
  • Results delayed at The Vyne due to technical problems with an exam board.
  • Aldworth Science College: 57% achieved five A* - C grades, including English and maths. 68% gained five or more GCSEs between A* and C.
  • Everest Community Academy: 82% achieved five or more A* - C grades. 53% achieved five A* - C grades including English and Maths.
  • Cranbourne: 87% achieved five or more A*- C grades. 65% of students achieved five A*-C passes including English and Maths.
  • The Hurst: 91% achieved five A* - C grades. 56% achieved five A* - C grades including English and Maths.
  • No benchmark figure released yet by Costello. 87% of students achieved five or more GCSEs between grade A* and C.
  • The Clere: 86% five or more A*-C grades.
  • Testbourne: 72% five GCSEs A* to C including English and maths. 88% five or more GCSEs A* to C.

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Testbourne headteacher Hilary Jackson, who retires at the end of the month, said: "I am leaving happy that our students are still achieving at the highest level."

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Overall, 88% of students at Testbourne were rewarded five GCSEs between A* and C.

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72 per cent of students at Testbourne Community School have hit the benchmark five GCSEs A* to C, including English and maths.

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Students collecting their GCSE results at Costello

Basingstoke Gazette: Students collecting their GCSEs at Costello

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Students collecting their results at Cranbourne

Basingstoke Gazette: Cranbourne GCSEs

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Students from Brighton Hill collect their GCSE results

Basingstoke Gazette: Students at Brighton Hill collect their GCSE results

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At Robert May's School, 82% achieved five A*- C grades. 70% achieved five A* - C grades including English and Maths.    

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91% of pupils at The Hurst have achieved five A*-C grades - a school record. 

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Nationally, there has been a drop in the proportion of GCSE exam entries awarded top grades, for the second year in a row.

The BBC reports that the overall percentage of results graded A* - C is 68.1%, a decrease from last year's 69.4%.

The percentage of results graded A*/A has fallen from 22.4% to 21.3%.

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Chief reporter Emily Roberts is on her way to Costello.

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Cranbourne's results are in and they're the best ever - 87% of students achieved five A* - C grades. 65% achieved five A* - C grades including English and Maths.     

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Best ever results for Everest Community Academy where 82% of students achieved five A*- C grades.   

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Reporter Helen Morton is on her way to The Hurst

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Percentage of students achieving five A*- C grades including English and Maths at Brighton Hill Community School is down on last year.   

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Brighton Hill's results are in - 48% A* - C with English and Maths. Overall, 64% of students achieved 5 A*- C grades.

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57% of students at Aldworth Science College achieved five or more A* - C grades.     

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Stephen Radley, Policy Director at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has released a statement about this year's GCSE results:

“For the second year running we have seen a drop in the numbers of pupils achieving A* to C grades in English, maths and the sciences. 

"This is disappointing, given that manufacturers are ready and waiting to recruit young people, but in return they must be assured that students are equipped with the right skills and qualifications.

“Attainment in these key subjects is crucial for young people, whether they choose a vocational pathway, such as an Apprenticeship, or remain in further or higher education."

 

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Bishop Challoner RC Secondary School has "some of the best results in the school's history" with 77% five A* - C with English and Maths

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First results in from Fort Hill Community School. 65% overall pass rate A*- C. 42% of students achieved Maths and English grade A* - C .  

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Up to 5% of marks in GCSE exams including English, religious studies, history and geography can now be lost for poor spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

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Early reports for GCSE results nationally suggest "turbulence" in grading.

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Gazette reporters will be out and about covering the GCSE results this morning at the town's schools.

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1:38pm Thu 22 Aug 13

Minikat says...

Well done everyone!

One question, you mentioned at 11.54am:

87% of students at Costello gained five GCSEs between A* and C #basgcses

Is this correct as its the same as Cranbourne?

Thanks
Well done everyone! One question, you mentioned at 11.54am: 87% of students at Costello gained five GCSEs between A* and C #basgcses Is this correct as its the same as Cranbourne? Thanks Minikat

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