Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kenton Pupils Are Record-Breakers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Kenton Pupils Are Record-Breakers

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IN addition to the fantastic A-level results that Kenton has seen this summer, Kenton School pupils are celebrating record-breaking results with pupils in English in particular performing outstandingly.

English A* to C has increased from 65% to 70% with expected progress increasing from 69% to 79%. The A* to C for pupils eligible for free school meals has increased from 46% to 62%.

Maths is also making marked improvements. Their overall A* to C has risen from 61% to 65% with improvements in progress too.

When we compare our pupils' achievements to the overall national statistic, Kenton pupils have performed better than the national average of English 65% and Maths 63% A* to C grades.

And even more good news, triple science achievement has increased significantly with pupils studying physics achieving a higher pass rate of 87%.

Ceramics once again had a 100% higher pass rate but most outstanding is that 81% of pupils studying ceramics achieved an A or A*. There were also some fantastic results in geography and art in particular.

In order to achieve these recordbreaking results, the pupils have given maximum commitment and raised their attendance in order to realise their potential, while taking advantage of many weekend and after-school sessions to support their learning.

The additional learning opportunities are a reflection of the school's motto "All Different, All Equal" and have been created innovatively to reach varied learning styles, including educational excursions as part of coursework, working closely with local universities to inspire exam performance and exam skills, outward bound residential revision activities, canoeing trips with "quotes on boats", 4pm snacks for revision enthusiasts, revision sleepovers, super learning Saturdays, podcasts and revision loyalty schemes to name only a few.

This commitment and these results are perhaps even more remarkable when one considers Kenton's comprehensive ethos which welcomes pupils of all educational needs, abilities and backgrounds.

Although the pupils have shown exceptional maturity while preparing for the 2015 exam season, it is evident from their enthusiasm, belief and desire to make personal progress that they have been surrounded by a solid support network built not only from Kenton School staff but also from their families, offering structure, advice and always encouraging them to be their best. …

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