Clayesmore going from strength to strength

Year 13s at Clayesmore have achieved the school’s best ever results.

82 students sitting exams this summer were delighted to find that 57% had scored passes at A* – B and that a hugely impressive 76% had achieved scores of Distinction or above in their BTECs.

Pupils who did particularly well included Imogen Pitts, with As in Economics, English and History and a D* in BTEC Performing Arts; Tom Cowley, who is off to Sheffield to study Chemical Engineering, Martha Dean, who gained two starred As in her Art and Textiles and produced a portfolio of work that astonished the examiners; Polina Vdovina, with a starred A in Russian, As in Economics and History and B in Maths; Daria Ermolenka, with starred As in English and Russian and Bs in History and Psychology; Emilia Hancock, who achieved a starred A in Economics and As in History and Maths; Alexander Lower, who got As in Economics and Geography and a B in History; and Grace Piddington-Donald, with As in Art and Textiles and a starred A in Photography.

Jo Thomson, Head, said “What is remarkable about Clayesmore is that we accept students of all abilities and get great results for them all. Our emphasis on developing new digital learning strategies alongside traditional good teaching in an encouraging atmosphere works well for everyone. We wish all this year’s leavers every success in the next stage of their education.”

Strongest subjects were Art & Design, DT, Economics, Further Maths, Music, English, French, German, and Spanish. And BTECs in Hospitality and IT were both very strong too with a high number of students gaining starred Distinctions and 90 credit diplomas.