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Staff and students at The Magna Carta School in Staines-upon-Thames are celebrating yet another year of excellent GCSE results!

The increased difficulty in content was embraced fully by students and staff and the results are extremely positive. The students have demonstrated that they have made excellent progress from their starting point 5 years ago.

In English, 71% of students achieved the ‘standard pass’ grade of 4 and above, while 54% achieved the ‘strong pass’ grade of 5 and above. In Maths, 78% of students achieved grade 4 and above, while 56% achieved grade 5 and above.

Overall, 66% of students gained grades 9-4 in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths. We are delighted with the efforts made by all the students.

We are very proud of our students who worked so hard, focussed on their studies and achieved or exceeded their expected grades: particular congratulations go to Grace Smithen, Tom Niblett, Matthew Phillips, Brooke Beard, Issac Reeves and Fraser Griffiths all of whom gained 10 GCSEs of grade 9-7.

Progress made by the following students is outstanding: Victoria Dragulea, Jacque Bader, Alister Scott, Toby Norton, Katie Mack, James Wallace, Brooke Beard, Sanaiya Sisodiya, Amelia Murdoch and Grace Smithen who far exceeded their expected grades across their subjects.

Our young people are now looking forward to the next stage of their learning at Sixth Form College or in an apprenticeship programme.

Students were delighted and excited with their results commenting that ‘I can now do the courses I wanted at college’, ‘I am so glad that all the hard work has paid off!’ and ‘My parents and teachers are so proud of my efforts!’

Head of School, Dr Kathy Janzan said: ‘I am so proud of the achievements of our students and the results they have gained; it means they will be sure to move on to their next choice of education, following their first choice of subjects leading to University, Apprenticeship or work. We wish them the very best for their future and look forward to them visiting and contacting us with updates of their progress. To achieve these results requires a dedication from all and I would like to thank our excellent teachers, the supportive families and of course, the hard working students for the partnership that has been forged over the last 5 years that has ensured this success has been achieved. I would particularly like to thank the staff for their professional and assured manner in managing the changes that have taken place with the curriculum: they have gone above and beyond to ensure that the students have had the best opportunity to succeed.  This day is very special and in particular, I enjoy seeing the delight on the faces of our students as they contemplate the next stage of their lives!’

We are also delighted at the excellent performance of our Year 10 students in their GCSE Statistics exam where 80% achieved a grade 4 and above; 33 students achieved a grade 9-7, which is outstanding! This bodes well for their Year 11 performance!