Helena Romanes School in Dunmow sees slight dip in GCSE results

Charles and George Dodd

Charles and George Dodd

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Twins Charles and George Dodd are the cream of the crop at The Helena Romanes School in Dunmow after achieving top GCSE results.

Charles scored six A* grades and three As, while George achieved five A* grades, three As and a B.

There was a slight dip in this year’s overall results, with 57 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths.

But, headteacher Simon Knight said: “We always expected this to be a challenging year and it has proved to be so.

“We were quietly optimistic, but the late changes imposed by the Government have had a detrimental impact on attainment.

“However, we are confident with the changes we have introduced we will see an improvement next year.

“I am proud of the efforts of our staff and our students who continue to demonstrate a positive approach to their studies.”

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2:24pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Given the complete change in the GCSE examination system there is no comparison with this year's results and previous years. Although both are called GCSEs the change is so marked one is comparing apples with oranges. In other words both may share the same name but how students were examined were totally different...
Given the complete change in the GCSE examination system there is no comparison with this year's results and previous years. Although both are called GCSEs the change is so marked one is comparing apples with oranges. In other words both may share the same name but how students were examined were totally different... Jack222
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8:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Jenny Dods says...

Actually, Charles Dodd got 6A*s and 6As, and George Dodd got 6A*s, 5As and a B in their GCSEs yesterday. Nice photograph, but hope you can correct the details.
George and Charles' proud Aunt.
Actually, Charles Dodd got 6A*s and 6As, and George Dodd got 6A*s, 5As and a B in their GCSEs yesterday. Nice photograph, but hope you can correct the details. George and Charles' proud Aunt. Jenny Dods
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