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medinahighIt has been a bumper year for at least one school on the Island as Medina College hits a 10% improvement on their GCSE results.

Provisional results coming in shows that the Newport-based high school has recorded a 10% overall improvement in the number of students attaining the magical 5 A* – C grades (including English and maths) in this year’s GCSE examinations.

Headteacher of Medina College, Nathan Thomas, said:

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“These results are encouraging and are the result of a great deal of hard work from the students and staff. We are very ambitious and have high expectations for the future and are confident that we will see further improvements next year.”

The school’s highest achievers include Hayden Nigh, who achieved an incredible 9 A*s and 2 Bs; Ruth Wheeler with 8 A*s and 3 As and Calib Gilliam-Scott and Ceri Merwood who both achieved 9 A*-A grades.

Overall, 47% of those students taking their GCSEs achieved 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and maths.

Headteacher Nathan Thomas said,

“As always I am proud of the individual students’ successes, but I am also impressed with the whole year group who have had some difficult challenges to overcome in their education over the last five years; achieving these results is excellent.

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“Medina is a fabulous school with a committed and talented staff and bright, creative and passionate students. We now have really solid foundations for sustainable improvement over the coming years and I am confident that the changes to structures, the embedding of innovative technology and the relentless focus on good teaching in classrooms will see us make a similar leap in results next year.”

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