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Students celebrate GCSE results

Students at Ridgewood are celebrating their GCSE results today, having once again secured results which are well above national figures.

Having embraced the challenge of the new grading system and the more rigorous exam schedule, today has seen the outcome of their weeks and months of hard work. 69% of students achieved GCSE passes in both Maths and English, and 13 students achieved the new prestigious Grade 9, placing them in the top 3% nationally. In a year when A*s and As have dropped across the country, Ridgewood’s students have bucked this trend and have actually seen more top grades than ever. 27% of students achieved 9-7 in English compared with 13.6% nationally and 22% achieved 9-7 in Maths compared with 15.5% nationally. Students have excitedly enrolled at Ridgewood’s Sixth Form and are already preparing for A Levels and beyond.

Headteacher Maggie Dunn said ‘I am delighted that these students have done so well and achieved the grades they deserve. They showed resilience and enthusiasm throughout their time at Ridgewood, even when faced with so many new elements to their GCSEs, and their grades are a reflection of their efforts. We look forward to welcoming many of them back in the Sixth Form, and wish every single one of them success in whatever the future holds for them.’