GCSE results - success at Anthony Gell School in Wirksworth


STUDENTS at Anthony Gell School are celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results.

In total 66 per cent of students achieved five higher grades including English and Maths with a very impressive 85 per cent achieving five higher grades in total.

Headteacher David Baker said that he was absolutely delighted.

He said: “Our students have done fantastically well this year and I am incredibly proud of what they have achieved.

“The percentage of our students gaining five higher grades with English and maths has gone up by twenty percentage points in the last five years.

“This is a reflection of the hard work of staff and students and the excellent support from parents”.

Mr Baker said he had told his students on many occasions that they could beat the record results from 2010 and they had proved him right!

Many of Anthony Gell’s students are returning to the sixth form to study A-levels with others going to college or into employment.

Mr Baker added: “I would like to congratulate all our students.

“It is always impressive to see sets of results full of As and A*s, but I am just as pleased for those students who have worked hard to gain their GCSEs, whatever the grades.

“I would also like to recognise the commitment of all the staff at the school who give our students so much individual attention.”


Percentage of students with five A*-C including English and Maths – 66 per cent

Percentage of students with five A*-C - 85 per cent

Percentage of grades at C or above – 73 per cent

Percentage of students gaining 5 GCSE passes – 97 per cent

Average points score per student – 483

Average capped points score per student – 351