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Something good is happening in South Reading’s schools

The GCSE results were out this week, a nerve wracking but most often, ultimately rewarding time for our young people. It is the culmination of years of hard work from students, parents and teachers. At our two secondary schools in South Reading, we saw some impressive results.

At Reading Girls, they recorded their best EVER results. Progress 8 score was 0.89 meaning the girls achieved almost a grade better than their targets on average. This included 74% of students getting grade 4-9 in English and Maths, with 58% 5-9 in those subjects.

Down the road at JMA particularly impressive results (Grade 9-4 or equivalent) were achieved in Performing Arts with (100%). Physics, with (94%) and 12% of students achieving a Grade 9 ( only the top 4% of students in the country achieve this grade, it is higher than an A*). Catering (71%), Music (77%), Sport (89%), Business (89%), Biology (71%), Chemistry (76%) and Media (83%).

Good things are happening at our two secondary schools in South Reading, lead brilliantly by Jon Gargan at Reading Girls and Camilla Thornalley at JMA. Why don’t you pay a visit to see the great work for yourself?

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