Live: Envelopes at the ready as Elmbridge prepares for GCSE results

Jumping for joy: Students at Hinchley Wood School

Jumping for joy: Students at Hinchley Wood School

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Nervous teenagers across Elmbridge headed to their schools this morning to pick up their GCSE results. 

Schools opened their doors at 9am this morning for students to grab their envelopes and find out whether they received the grades they were hoping for.

Hinchley Wood School achieved top results again this year, with 39 per cent of all grades issued either A* or A.

A third of year 11 pupils, 75 students, gained five or more A* and A grades, while 20 of those students achieved 10 of more of the top grades. 

Jess Chan, who gained 9 A*s and 2 As, said: "I'm so happy as German was ridiculous. I'll be coming back for sixth form and starting maths, further maths, chemistry and geography.

"I think my mum will be really pleased and we're going to go on a little trip to celebrate."

Another of the school's top achievers, Elizabeth Monaghan, secured 11 A*s.

She said: "It's what I was hoping to get which is strange as when I did my French two years ago they said "only 10 more to get".

"I didn't want to open my eyes when I first looked at it but I'm glad I did. I'm going on to sixth form and hopefully do the same."

Headteacher Ben Bartlett, who joined the school in September 2013, said: "We are all delighted with the record results this summer.

"It is fantastic to see students of all abilities achieving so well especially in light of the volatile picture nationally.

"The results come following an enormous amount of hard work by students and staff, with the outstanding support of our parental body."

Surrey Comet:

Students at Heathside school, Weybridge, collected their results today

At Heathside school, 77 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including maths and English, with 34 per cent of all GCSE's awarded to pupils at A* or A grades.

Prinicpal Anne Cullum said: "These outstanding results reflect the determination and effort made throughout two years of GCSE study by our students.

"The governors and I thank our dedicated staff who have continued to work hard to keep our students enthused and working to their full potential in order to achieve these very high standards.

"We would like to also thank the parents who have been instrumental in supporting both the students and the school. I wish all our students every success in the future."

Surrey Comet:

St George's College pupils were overjoyed with their results

St George's College also celebrated success today, maintaing their 100 per cent pass rate for five GCSEs at A* to C grades.

Ten students gained at least 10 A* grades each, with six gaining straight A*s and pupil John Grieve achieving 13 A* GCSE's and an A grade in AS Spanish.

Another of the school's top achievers, Vasileios Karavias, achieved 11 A*s including Greek. 

He said: "I'm happy with my results and I'm looking forward to starting my maths, further maths, chemistry and physics AS levels."

Surrey Comet:

Notre Dame School pupils were overjoyed with their results

Notre Dame School students and staff were delighted with their success as top grades made up more than 50 per cent of all marks handed out.

Nearly 20 per cent of pupils gained A* and A grades in all subjects, and the school enjoyed a 100 per cent pass rate at A* in art for a third year running.

Ella Squire, who gained 7 A*s and 4 As said: "I’m really happy for me and all my friends. I’ve worked really hard and it’s paid off.

"I’m shocked at my 2 A* grades for maths and chemistry." 

Surrey Comet:

Reed's School pupils with their new headmaster

Record GCSE results were announced at Reed's School this year, with 30 per cent of grades A* and half of year 11s obtained at least 7 A* or A grades.

One of the schools top performers was Hyun Jai Choi, who scored 11 A* grades.

He said: "I didn't expect to get English literature so that was a nice surprise. I'm coming back here I think to do maths, further maths, chemistry, economics, and French."

James Stevenson, who gained 7 A*s and 2 As, said: "I was really relieved actually. I'd say the grade boundaries were tough this year, and around the last few weeks I've been very anxious.

"In September I'll be doing chemistry, Spanish, biology, and maths. I'm going out with my family this evening to celebrate."

 

Results in full (2013 results in brackets)

Claremont Fan Court School

No breakdown of grades available, but 96 per cent pass rate

Heathside
A*:  12.2 per cent (12.2 per cent)
A: 21.1 per cent (25.5 per cent)
B: 28.4 per cent (26 per cent)
C: 22.4 per cent (24.6 per cent)
D: 9.6 per cent (7.9 per cent)
E: 3.7 per cent (2.5 per cent)
F: 1.7 per cent (0.8 per cent)
G: 0.6 per cent (0.4 per cent)
U: 0.2 per cent (0 per cent)

Overall pass rate A* to C: 84.1
Overall pass rate A* to G: 99.8 per cent

Hinchley Wood School
A*:  14 per cent (13 per cent)
A:  25 per cent (20 per cent)
B:  29 per cent (27 per cent)
C: 20 per cent (24 per cent)
D: 7 per cent (11 per cent)
E: 3 per cent (4 per cent)
F: 1 per cent (1 per cent)
G: 1 per cent (0 per cent)
U: 0 per cent (0 per cent)

Overall pass rate A* to C: 88 per cent
Overall pass rate A* to G: 100 per cent

Notre Dame School (2013 grades unavailable)
A*:  23 per cent 
A: 30 per cent
B: 31 per cent
C: 13 per cent
D: 2 per cent
E: 1 per cent
F: 0 per cent
G: 0 per cent
U: 0 per cent

Overall pass rate A* to C: 97 per cent
Overall pass rate A* to G: 100 per cent

Reed’s School
A*: 30 per cent (24 per cent)  
A: 34 per cent (31 per cent)
B:  25 per cent (31 per cent)
C: 9 per cent (13 per cent)
D: 2 per cent (1 per cent)
E: 0 per cent (0 per cent)
F: 0 per cent (0 per cent)
G: 0 per cent (0 per cent)
U: 0 per cent (0 per cent)

Overall pass rate A* to C: 98 per cent
Overall pass rate A* to G: 100 per cent

St George’s College
A*:  43 per cent (40 per cent)
A:  34 per cent (30 per cent)
B: 17.8 per cent (21.2 per cent)
C: 5 per cent (6.8 per cent)
D:  0.5 per cent (1.2 per cent)
E: 0.1 per cent (0.06 per cent)
F: 0 per cent (0 per cent)
G: 0 per cent (0 per cent)
U: 0 per cent (0 per cent)

Overall pass rate A* to C: 100 per cent
Overall pass rate A* to G: 100 per cent 

 For those who did not achieve the results they were helping for, the Ucas exam results helpline (0808 1008 000) is open from 8am to provide advice and support. 

We’re looking for great GCSE results stories. Get in touch with your story and pictures by emailing laura.proto@london.newsquest.co.uk or call the newsdesk on 020 8722 6395

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