03:49AM, Thursday 22 August 2013
Nervous and excited students found out how they had fared in their GCSEs as they picked up their exam results today.
Pass rates at schools across Windsor were high with 100 per cent of students at some schools achieving A* to E grades.
For a full round-up of pictures and results pick up a copy of tomorrow's Windsor Express.
Windsor Girls' School, Windsor
Headteacher Gill Labrum was 'delighted and proud' of the performance of pupils at the Imperial Road scool.
A total of 71 per cent of the students achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths.
The overall proportion of students gaining five A* to C grades was 95 per cent.
Windsor Boys School, Windsor
New headteacher Gavin Henderson, who officially takes over next month, was delighted the results have risen at the school in Maidenhead Road.
A total of 92 per cent of students gained five or more GCSEs at grade C or above.
But Mr Henderson is querying examiners' decisions in one subject.
He believes pupils who should have gained C grades in the English Combined exam have been 'marked down' this year, being given D grades instead.
He thinks 15 to 20 students were affected, saying: "We will be asking the examiners to remark them."
Charters School, Sunningdale
Another 'recording breaking' year of results has seen pupils at the Charters Road school buck the national trend.
Of the 244 pupils, 92 per cent achieved five or more A* to C grades, with 82 per cent achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.
Co-headteachers Richard Pilgrim and Martyn Parker said: "Our year 11 students should be extremely proud of their record-breaking results for the school. "
St George's School, Ascot
Girls at the school in Wells Lane were celebrating a bumper crop of results.
The A*-C pass rate was 94 per cent, and 59 per cent of all grades were A*-As.
Straight A*/A grades were recorded by 21 per cent of the year group.
Headteacher Rachel Owens said: "I am so thrilled for the girls receiving their results today."
Churchmead CE School, Datchet
The specialist arts college in Priory Way is celebrating meeting its target after 52 per cent of students achieved A*-C grades including English and Maths.
Students also achieved 85 per cent A*-C grades in any five subjects not including English and maths.
Acting headteacher Suzanne Rowson said: "We are extremely pleased that we have reached our target.
"We hope that the school continues to move onwards and upwards."
The Marist, Sunninghill
Of all the exams taken by pupils at the school in Kings Road, 60 per cent were passed with either A*s or As.
The girls each averaged 12 A*-C grades, including a specialist ICT qualification, and seven managed 14 passes.
Headteacher Karl McCloskey said: "I am delighted that the Marist has achieved another fantastic year of great results. The reputation of the school is built on consistency of excellence in all areas year on year."
A total of 90 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades with 32.5 per cent achieving A*-A grades compared to the national average of 21.3 per cent.
Headteacher Christine Cunniffe said: "At LVS Ascot we welcome all abilities, so we are especially proud of significantly exceeding the national average and so pleased that these results reflect the hard work put in by our students.”
Brigidine School, Windsor
Pupils and staff celebrated 100 per cent success in achieving A* to C grades.
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