GCSEs: Live updates from our reporters

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11:25am

Spires youngsters are getting their results!

10:48am

Pupils at Wallingford School have recorded the school's best ever GCSE results. There were 190 pupils taking exams and 75 per cent got five A* to C grades with English and maths. Headteacher Wyll Willis said: ''These results are stellar - they are at the top end of what we could have hoped for.''

10:29am

Of Cheney's 221 GCSE pupils, 80 per cent achieved five A* to C grades. Headteacher Jolie Kirby has expressed her delight at the school's maths results, but said she is "deeply concerned" about an apparently anomalous English language unit which has brought some marks down. An investigation is promised.

10:28am

At Oxford Spires Academy, 57 per cent of pupils got at least five A* to C grades including English and maths, up from 41 per cent last year, its first year of results. Headteacher Sue Croft says she is 'ecstatic'.

10:25am

Screams of joy at Wood Green School in Witney as the anxious wait is over for students 

10:19am

Top performer at Cheney is 16-year-old Alice Walker who scooped eight A*s and two As. She's off to sixth form and hopes to be a physicist.

10:12am

Just a few more nervous minutes for youngsters at Wood Green School in Witney

10:12am

Pupils at Wallingford School start to pick up their GCSE results.

10:11am

Matthew Arnold deputy head Rob Shadbolt said he's "delighted" with the results. 17% achieved Gove's "EBac" qualification.

10:07am

Many smiling faces at Cheney, but teachers are to investigate "surprisingly low" grades in one AQA English language unit, with a number of papers being submitted for re-marking.

9:50am

Pupils starting to trickle through at Matthew Arnold School. 71% got A* to C grades, 60% if you include maths and English.

9:47am

A few pupils here at Magdalen College School with 9 A*s who were disappointed to get an A in history. Seems to have been a tough test for the school this year.

9:18am

Magdalen College School reports 92 per cent of pupils got A or A*s while nine got ten or more A*s. All got A* to C. 

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10:20am Thu 23 Aug 12

Mrs Arcanum says...

Very proud of my daughter with 3 A*, 5 A's and one B.
Very proud of my daughter with 3 A*, 5 A's and one B. Mrs Arcanum
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1:15pm Thu 23 Aug 12

carpri says...

Am very proud of you my daughter Carolyn, for passing your exams. Well done babe. Mum and dad loves you so much.
Am very proud of you my daughter Carolyn, for passing your exams. Well done babe. Mum and dad loves you so much. carpri
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1:23pm Thu 23 Aug 12

carpri says...

congratulation my niece....am so proud of you well done....
congratulation my niece....am so proud of you well done.... carpri
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1:27pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Severian says...

Your live reporters appear to have been too late for The Cooper School Bicester results, so here they are:
91% 5 A*-C
66% 5 A*-C including English & Maths (up 5% on last year).

Well done to everyone involved, not least my boy who got a load of A*-Bs.
Your live reporters appear to have been too late for The Cooper School Bicester results, so here they are: 91% 5 A*-C 66% 5 A*-C including English & Maths (up 5% on last year). Well done to everyone involved, not least my boy who got a load of A*-Bs. Severian
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3:58pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Mrs Arcanum says...

Woodgreen School details taken from Parent Mail: -

We are delighted that 74% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades and particularly pleased that 98% have achieved 5 or more A* to G grades, showing positive achievement at every level.

A quarter of our students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with 21 achieving a superb 8 or more A*/A grades. Of these, 10 were awarded an outstanding 10 or more A*/A grades.
Woodgreen School details taken from Parent Mail: - We are delighted that 74% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades and particularly pleased that 98% have achieved 5 or more A* to G grades, showing positive achievement at every level. A quarter of our students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with 21 achieving a superb 8 or more A*/A grades. Of these, 10 were awarded an outstanding 10 or more A*/A grades. Mrs Arcanum
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4:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12

pete says...

what happened at Spires? Nothing since 11.25am . Rubbish
what happened at Spires? Nothing since 11.25am . Rubbish pete
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7:31pm Thu 23 Aug 12

Blowthewhistle! says...

At last the exam boards are marking in an appropriate manner. Schools are not teaching spelling, grammar, and are
sending pupils out into the world of work or further/higher education with little more than an ability to write in text-speak. The fact that some pupils have achieved the A or A* mark proves that marking is, at last, taking into account the necessity of knowledge of the written English language.
At last the exam boards are marking in an appropriate manner. Schools are not teaching spelling, grammar, and are sending pupils out into the world of work or further/higher education with little more than an ability to write in text-speak. The fact that some pupils have achieved the A or A* mark proves that marking is, at last, taking into account the necessity of knowledge of the written English language. Blowthewhistle!
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10:12am Fri 24 Aug 12

Feelingsmatter says...

Kingston Road Crusader Ox2 6EG wrote:
Mrs Arcanum wrote:
Woodgreen School details taken from Parent Mail: -

We are delighted that 74% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades and particularly pleased that 98% have achieved 5 or more A* to G grades, showing positive achievement at every level.

A quarter of our students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with 21 achieving a superb 8 or more A*/A grades. Of these, 10 were awarded an outstanding 10 or more A*/A grades.
Mrs, I thought that the lowest grade was F for fail. My god they have really lowered the standard if you can get a G. When I ws at school a C was classed as a fail, only a B was adequate. What does a G get you nowadays? Could it be hidden away in The Stores in Tesco, or Street cleaning for Kebab Kid. I need to froward your letter to the Guardian as you admit that 2% of the kids did not even get a G. They will love that.
Back in our day exams were graded differently. We had the O Level and CSE exams. The new GCSE exam means that all pupils sit the same exam, although some at a higher difficulty level. This means grades need to be wider. So a G is not a fail, it's the lowest pass mark. Don't mock those who don't have the academic ability of others please; it takes all kinds of people to make society function and I don't see someone with nine A* grades emptying your stinky bins or stocking the shelves in your local shop, but if it wasn't done you would be the first to complain I'm sure.
[quote][p][bold]Kingston Road Crusader Ox2 6EG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Arcanum[/bold] wrote: Woodgreen School details taken from Parent Mail: - We are delighted that 74% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades and particularly pleased that 98% have achieved 5 or more A* to G grades, showing positive achievement at every level. A quarter of our students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with 21 achieving a superb 8 or more A*/A grades. Of these, 10 were awarded an outstanding 10 or more A*/A grades.[/p][/quote]Mrs, I thought that the lowest grade was F for fail. My god they have really lowered the standard if you can get a G. When I ws at school a C was classed as a fail, only a B was adequate. What does a G get you nowadays? Could it be hidden away in The Stores in Tesco, or Street cleaning for Kebab Kid. I need to froward your letter to the Guardian as you admit that 2% of the kids did not even get a G. They will love that.[/p][/quote]Back in our day exams were graded differently. We had the O Level and CSE exams. The new GCSE exam means that all pupils sit the same exam, although some at a higher difficulty level. This means grades need to be wider. So a G is not a fail, it's the lowest pass mark. Don't mock those who don't have the academic ability of others please; it takes all kinds of people to make society function and I don't see someone with nine A* grades emptying your stinky bins or stocking the shelves in your local shop, but if it wasn't done you would be the first to complain I'm sure. Feelingsmatter
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11:00am Fri 24 Aug 12

bicesterrealnews says...

#merecoincidence?...
I don't seem to see any news about BICESTER C.C results!!!...Would be VERY interesting to see how Mr Clarke and Mr Hollis' dramatic changes have 'improved' the school standards!!!
#merecoincidence?... I don't seem to see any news about BICESTER C.C results!!!...Would be VERY interesting to see how Mr Clarke and Mr Hollis' dramatic changes have 'improved' the school standards!!! bicesterrealnews
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12:32pm Fri 24 Aug 12

Mrs Arcanum says...

Feelingsmatter wrote:
Kingston Road Crusader Ox2 6EG wrote:
Mrs Arcanum wrote:
Woodgreen School details taken from Parent Mail: -

We are delighted that 74% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades and particularly pleased that 98% have achieved 5 or more A* to G grades, showing positive achievement at every level.

A quarter of our students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with 21 achieving a superb 8 or more A*/A grades. Of these, 10 were awarded an outstanding 10 or more A*/A grades.
Mrs, I thought that the lowest grade was F for fail. My god they have really lowered the standard if you can get a G. When I ws at school a C was classed as a fail, only a B was adequate. What does a G get you nowadays? Could it be hidden away in The Stores in Tesco, or Street cleaning for Kebab Kid. I need to froward your letter to the Guardian as you admit that 2% of the kids did not even get a G. They will love that.
Back in our day exams were graded differently. We had the O Level and CSE exams. The new GCSE exam means that all pupils sit the same exam, although some at a higher difficulty level. This means grades need to be wider. So a G is not a fail, it's the lowest pass mark. Don't mock those who don't have the academic ability of others please; it takes all kinds of people to make society function and I don't see someone with nine A* grades emptying your stinky bins or stocking the shelves in your local shop, but if it wasn't done you would be the first to complain I'm sure.
Thanks Feelingsmatter. It is sad when people denigrate childrens efforts. As far as I know the D to G grades on GCSEs are the equivalent of the of the pass rates of the old CSEs.
[quote][p][bold]Feelingsmatter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kingston Road Crusader Ox2 6EG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Arcanum[/bold] wrote: Woodgreen School details taken from Parent Mail: - We are delighted that 74% of our students have achieved 5 or more A* - C GCSE grades and particularly pleased that 98% have achieved 5 or more A* to G grades, showing positive achievement at every level. A quarter of our students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades with 21 achieving a superb 8 or more A*/A grades. Of these, 10 were awarded an outstanding 10 or more A*/A grades.[/p][/quote]Mrs, I thought that the lowest grade was F for fail. My god they have really lowered the standard if you can get a G. When I ws at school a C was classed as a fail, only a B was adequate. What does a G get you nowadays? Could it be hidden away in The Stores in Tesco, or Street cleaning for Kebab Kid. I need to froward your letter to the Guardian as you admit that 2% of the kids did not even get a G. They will love that.[/p][/quote]Back in our day exams were graded differently. We had the O Level and CSE exams. The new GCSE exam means that all pupils sit the same exam, although some at a higher difficulty level. This means grades need to be wider. So a G is not a fail, it's the lowest pass mark. Don't mock those who don't have the academic ability of others please; it takes all kinds of people to make society function and I don't see someone with nine A* grades emptying your stinky bins or stocking the shelves in your local shop, but if it wasn't done you would be the first to complain I'm sure.[/p][/quote]Thanks Feelingsmatter. It is sad when people denigrate childrens efforts. As far as I know the D to G grades on GCSEs are the equivalent of the of the pass rates of the old CSEs. Mrs Arcanum
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