‘Pupils hitting new heights in GCSEs’

GCSE pupils excel at Lord Williams
GCSE pupils excel at Lord Williams

THAME’S hard-workind school pupils are racking up more success than ever, according to figures published by the Department for Education.

The latest government performance tables show that GCSE results have improved yet again, with 57.3 per cent of students in Oxfordshire achieving the target of five or more A*-C grades including maths and English, nearly five per cent higher than the national average.

In Thame, Lord Williams’s School exam results improved by nine per cent, with more than two thirds of students hitting the target.

Another 24 per cent also achieved the new English Baccalaureate qualification, awarded to students who gain a C grade or better in maths, English, two sciences, a foreign language and history or geography.

The highest achieving school in Oxfordshire was Tudor Hall in Banbury, where all students achieved at least five A*-C passes.