GCSE’s 2012: Grays Convent: A class apart…
Date posted: 23-08-2012
GRAYS CONVENT has a fine tradition of academic excellence that has underpinned education in Thurrock for many years. Indeed, you can be guaranteed, that the student at Palmer’s College, who has just got into Cambridge, will have been a Convent student.
This year, there have been many students who have kept up that tradition.
Charisma Nash was a national finalist in Jack Petchey National Speak Out challenge gained 10 A & A*.
Ade Adeboye gained 10A & A* grades
; S Pawar 10A*;
Elizabeth a remarkable Blege 11 A & A* and
Natasha Smith 10 A & A*.
Ruby Umfreville acheived 10 A & A*.(Ruby also organised the setting up of a memorial to a Battle of Britain pilot killed in Thurrock and a pamphlet on his life.) and Lauren Beard, who was an Olympic Torch carrier on 6th July, gained 9 A & A*.
The school has been a model of consistency and gained a mark of 63% A* to C (inc English and Maths) a mark that may well become more and more significant as time marches on.
Headmistress Miss Brister said: “Congratulations to all our students on their hard work. Thank you to staff for their support.
“We are delighted that our 5A*-C pass rate has risen by 17% this year to 95%. The percentage of candidates achieving two A*-C at GCSE or equivalent in Science has risen from 33% to 86%.
“50% of our students have obtained a GCSE pass in a modern foreign language. We are very pleased that in a year when Maths and English results have fallen nationally, our pupils’ results are still 10% above national average in these two subjects.