Gallery: Passes up at Potters Bar's Mount Grace School for fifth year in a row

FOLLOWING last week's record-breaking A-level success, students and teachers at Mount Grace School waited nervously for the final GCSE results. They needn't have worried, as the Potters Bar school saw a fifth successive year of improvement. The 5+ A*-Cs

FOLLOWING last week's record-breaking A-level success, students and teachers at Mount Grace School waited nervously for the final GCSE results.

They needn't have worried, as the Potters Bar school saw a fifth successive year of improvement.

The 5+ A*-C score was 67 per cent - up five percentage points on last year - and including English and maths the score is 37 per cent (35 per cent in 2007).

This means that over two thirds of students at Mount Grace have qualified to study at A-level next year.

Headteacher Peter Baker said: "I was expecting a levelling off at GCSE this year, with results remaining at last year's level or possibly a little lower.

"Our predictions are usually pretty good so I was astonished just how well they have all done - they must have worked really hard in the run-up to the exams!

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"Students and staff should be congratulated on another excellent year."

Worthy of note this year for outstanding performances are Meghan Bentley, six A*/As; Charlie Coleman eight A*/As; Samuel Collins five A*/As; Jess Krzowski nine A*/As; and Colin Metivier four A*/As.