PHS Students Sustain Excellent GCSE Performance

The 221 youngsters in the Pershore High School Year 11 class of 2017 have performed with distinction.


71% of students achieved five or more GCSEs (including English and Mathematics) at grade 4/C or higher.


72% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in both English and Mathematics, and 51% at grade 5 or higher.


The percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate at 5 or above in English and Mathematics and C or above in unreformed qualifications is 27%.


The school's Attainment 8 score is 50.


High grade performance is also impressive, with 11% of entries at grades 9 to 8, and 24% at grades 9 to 7. Above all, students have made pleasing individual progress against their targets.


Head teacher Clive Corbett says: "I am delighted to congratulate all of our students on their success in this year's GCSE examinations. This is a tribute both to their efforts and to the support and guidance offered by our magnificent staff. Behind the headline statistics lie numerous individual success stories. The key measure of achievement is whether or not students have made progress against their own prior attainment and that is the case for so many of them. Although we look forward to welcoming large numbers of them back into our Sixth Form at the start of next month, it is of personal regret that I will not have the opportunity of working with them. May I offer my best wishes to all of our youngsters, whatever future direction they now take."