Best Ever Results at Casterton!29.08.2017
A stunning 80% of Casterton students passed English and Maths as the college scored its best ever GCSE results for the third year running.
Hannah Mahon became the first Casterton student to get a grade 9 in both English and Maths. The new grade 9 has been introduced this year to reward the very highest performers in the country as part of the new shakeup in GCSE grading which started this year. Maddison James was the top overall performer with a staggering 11 GCSEs at the equivalent of an A* or better but other exceptional performances were given by Hannah Brown, Kira Leeton, Meda Wallis, Lucie McCrone and Katie Mounsor.
The boys also did brilliantly with Thomas Graham, Ewan Brooks, James Lear and Alfie Baker as the top performers.
Casterton’s Maths department, which has been named the top Maths department in the country, maintained its remarkable achievements with almost 90% passing at grade 4 or above. Grade 4 is the new equivalent to an old grade C. Nearly 30% got the equivalent of a grade A in Maths.
Principal, Carl Smith said, “These are truly incredible results and I must once again pay tribute to our wonderful staff and students. To get our best ever results, after such a brilliant set last year, is fantastic”.