Long Close celebrates another year of outstanding GCSE results

Students and teachers at Long Close School are celebrating after another set of excellent GCSE results.

In line with last year’s record results, 50% once again achieved grades A*-A, which represents 30% more than the national average. For the fourth year in a row, 100% of pupils gained 5 or more A* to C grades (86% achieved A* to C including English and mathematics). All students achieved nearly half a grade higher in every subject than predicted by national norms. On average, in additional science students achieved almost a grade higher than predicted from their national baseline test and in French, the same measure was over a grade higher than predicted. ICT topped the league table with students achieving almost a grade and a half higher than predicted.

The Headmaster, Mr Brendan Pavey, commented, “To maintain such impressive results against a national decline shows how much hard work and commitment has come from our pupils over the last few years and we’re very proud of them all. We are sure that these results will set them up well for the next stage of their education and we wish them all the very best for the future. Thanks also go to their parents for their support throughout their time here.

“These excellent results also reflect the dedication and commitment shown by our staff to providing an outstanding education for our students so I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all their efforts. Well done to all involved.”

Particular congratulations go to Rohit Khullar for gaining 5A* and 4 As, Samid Ali for 4A*, 3A and 3Bs, Mera Bains for 3A* and 6As, and Jamal Chughtai for 3A* and 7As.