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SOLIHULL students were celebrating record GCSE results across the borough this week.

SOLIHULL students were celebrating record GCSE results across the borough this week.

Pupils exceeded the national average of 65.7 per cent with 72.8 per cent of students gaining A*-C passes.

Tudor Grange School had 100 per cent pass rate of 5 A-C grades.

Forty-four per cent of pupils gained straight A* and A grades and 22 students achieved straight A* and A grades for all subjects.

Head teacher Jennifer Bexon-Smith: "We are absolutely delighted with the results, it has been an outstanding year and it is all down to team work. The pupils have worked extremely hard and we wish them all the luck for the future."

Alderbrook School Head teacher Mr William Sedgwick said: "With 78 per cent A-C's we are very happy with this year's results. They are above the national average and the students should be very pleased with themselves, they have worked well over the years."

Saint Martin's Girls school is celebrating 100 per cent pass rate with 62 per cent of all grades awarded at A* and A grades.

Headmistress Jane Carwithen said: "The girls have much to celebrate today and their results are very well-deserved resulting from their hard work in the senior school over the last five years."

Solihull School is celebrating 98.2 per cent A-C grades with 63.8 per cent of pupils achieving A*/A grades.

Students at Henley-in-Arden High School achieved an overall pass rate of 63 per cent A-C grades.

Head teacher Paul Wright was extremely proud of the students. "The results are very pleasing. Several students did really well and we couldn't be happier for them."

Grace Academy in Chelmsley Wood had an impressive improvement of 14 per cent more pupils gaining A*-C passes compared with last year's results.

Fourty seven per cent of students gained the benchmark 5+ A*-C grades and students and staff are delighted with the success.



Cathrina Hulse
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