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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Private Barrow school among top Cumbria GCSE performers

A PRIVATE Barrow school which is set to become a free school this year is one of Cumbria’s top GCSE performers.
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TALENTED Chetwynde lower sixth students who got top grades in their GCSE results at Chetwynde School in summer 2013 – from left, Alexis Kirby, Ellie Nicholson, Sean Penellum, Calum Winder and David Bates JON GRANGER REF: 50058499B000

Figures show that Chetwynde School was the fourth highest performing school in Cumbria for the proportion of students achieving at least five GCSES at grades A* to C with English and maths.

The data says 78 per cent of the Year 11 students gained this level. Chetwynde has contacted the government to ask for the figure to be corrected as it says the pass rate is 82 per cent. The 82 per cent figure would make Chetwynde the third best performing Cumbria school. It is nine percentage points below the pass rate in 2012.

Chetwynde has had to correct its data in previous years when it has been too low or too high.

For a fourth consecutive year the school has had a 100 per cent A-Level pass rate. Chetwynde saw 28 per cent of its A-Level students gain grades AAB or higher with at least two facilitating subjects, which are often preferred by Russell Group universities.

Headmaster Russell Collier said it is anticipated that a government funding agreement to give Chetwynde free school status will be signed at Easter.

On the GCSE and A-Level performance Mr Collier said: “We are really proud of the students who have performed to their potential, they have done incredibly well.”

He said lots of students had expressed an interest in joining the school in September.

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A school in Workington being in the top ten for results has been classed as failing and is due to be merged with the other school.

Posted by a yeoman on 29 January 2014 at 12:25

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