Schools across Daventry opened their doors at 10am today for students collecting their GCSE grades.
Parents and teachers alike had been braced for major changes in expected results following a series of education reforms earlier this year.
Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village have not yet revealed how they fared compared to the national average, but principal David Howell said he was disappointed with the outcome.
“We will be taking immediate action to review the specific areas of concern and implement changes, where needed, to ensure our students all receive the excellent education that they deserve.” Mr Howell added :”We will continue our work on improving the monitoring of teaching and learning and developing targeted and personalised intervention.”
But there were still plenty of high achievers with Wasiq Sajjad achieved A* in all 11 subjects he took, including further maths, while Charlotte O’Connor and Jasmine Berrill achieved A*/A in 9 subjects.
At Parker E-Act Academy principal Andrew Mackereth said the academy had remained at a consistent level and was delighted with the performance in English with 66 per cent of students achieving a C grade compared to a national average of 63 per cent. English literature had a 98 per cent pass rate.
Mr Mackereth said: “The strongest subjects are English, sciences art and PE, but we have seen really good results in technology.”
Guilsborough principal Mrs Stayley said the school had also seen solid performance in English and Maths GCSE grades: “There was a very positive atmosphere in school today as students came to collect their results. We even had several students returning from a school trip to Malawi just in time to collect theirs. As always we want to say thank you to our parents and school staff for all their hard work and support. Special congratulations are due to Rebecca Wilson who achieved 10 A* Grades.”
At Campion School in Bugbrooke, 20 students gained eight A*/A grades or more, 19 per cent of all grades gained were A*/A and 39 per cent of graders were A*-B .
There were many outstanding performances; the girls came top this year with one student achieving 11A*s. But the boys continue o provide a strong challenge - the school’s top achieving boy will also be celebrating with 10A*s and one A.