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Exam results tables: St John's, Marlborough
12:16pm Thursday 23rd January 2014 in News
St John’s in Marlborough is celebrating after ranking in the top five in Wiltshire state schools in this year’s league table.
The school was ranked 11th within Wiltshire, including private and grammar schools, for its GCSE and A-level results and 69 per cent of pupils gained five or more A* to C grades at GCSE including maths and English.
Pupils taking their GCSE exams collected an average of 443.1 points and pupils taking their A-Levels collected an average of 810.5 points.
Principal Patrick Hazlewood said: “In some ways league tables aren’t all that important, what is important is that are results are constant and every year we are hitting around the 70 per cent mark for students getting A*-C grades at GCSE in maths and English.
“When you think about the range of abilities at a state school to be getting 70 per cent of students with those grades is a fantastic achievement and that’s thanks to our students putting a lot of hard work in, the staff and of course the parents and I think sometimes the work that parents put in at home can be overlooked.
“We are constantly aiming to do better every year, we want everyone who comes here to do very well.
"We are lucky in Wiltshire that there are so many good schools and we’re just happy to be one of them.”
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