THAME: Maths results at Lord Bill’s on the up after last year’s dip

Year 11 students at Lord William's School, Thame, celebrate their GCSE results, August 2014
Year 11 students at Lord William's School, Thame, celebrate their GCSE results, August 2014

Staff at Lord Williams’s School in Thame are applauding pupils after the pass rate for GCSE mathematics soared by 18%.

Headteacher David Wybron said he was delighted with the latest results in what he described as a ‘time of great turbulence in education’.

Last year, Mr Wybron admitted there was a ‘strangeness’ in the students results for mathematics, with just 62% gaining A* to C .

At the time, this represented a 10% fall compared to 2012 but results were expected to drop nationally as key subjects were made tougher.

This year, 80% of students passed the course, with 69% gaining five or more A* to C including English and mathematics, which is a rise of 7% on last year’s figures.

Yesterday Mr Wybron said: “This is a time for celebration and recognition of the hard work of our students and their achievements.

“They could not have achieved so much without the teaching and guidance from their teachers, support staff, and at home.”

The following 40 students achieved at least seven pass grades at A* or A: May Allen, Megan Baillet, Jennifer Bernstein, Charlie Bignell, Jack Cheung, William Curtis, Zoe Denham, Jordan Finlay, Honor Freeman, Joseph Gilbert, Thomas Goetz, Eliza Goode, Phoebe Groves, Isabella Hanson, Luke Harvey, Sophie Haxworth, Rhiannon Hayward, Cosette Jackson, Izzy Lambert-Russell, Jack Lawlor, Josh Lilley, Jeremy Lowen, Jamie Morgan-Wormald, Luke Morley, Christopher Mullins, Peter Murphy, Natascha Ng, Maisy Niedzielski, Daniel Patey, Alexander Payne, Holly Revill, Suzanna Scowen, Sam Shannon, Abigail Spokes, Imogen Stephenson, Alistair Stewart, Harry Tanner, Milos Tasic, Georgia Thompson and Emily Wignall.