GCSE results 2014: Bishop Luffa

Praise. Head teacher Nick Taunt
Praise. Head teacher Nick Taunt

BISHOP Luffa teachers have praised the determination of their pupils following some excellent GCSE results today.

The Chichester school saw 79 per cent of pupils gain at least five GCSE grades between A* and C including English and Maths.

A third of all entries were awarded A* or A grades.

“Pupils worked extremely hard,” said Mr Nick Taunt, head teacher. “These results are very well-deserved.”

One of many to do well was Josie Price, who achieved six A* grades to add to the two A* grades she got last year, an As in RE at A grade taken a year early, as well as two A grades.

“I’m so happy, it’s such a relief as it feels such a long time since we sat our exams,” Josie said.

“This morning I was so nervous so it’s just nice to know what I’ve got.”

Mr Colin Lankester, deputy headteacher, said: “There has been a lot of changes about the way GCSEs are marked, and some of the news has been unsettling for pupils.

These results demonstrate just how much effort and determination goes into being successful.

They have done exceptionally well, right across the ability range, the boys as well as the girls.”

Mr Taunt added: “I would also like to acknowledge the dedication of our teachers and support staff: they have never given up on any pupil. And I appreciate parents’ support for their children and the School.”

Along with the GCSE success, 71 Year 11 pupils also took AS Theology a year early. With a 79% pass rate, 32 pupils gained A to B grades, a fantastic achievement.