GCSE results: Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar

DAME Alice Owen’s announced the school’s second best ever set of GCSE results.

Just over 94 per cent of this year’s students secured five A* to C grades including English and maths.

The news comes a week after the Dugdale Hill Lane school announced another year of record breaking A-level results.

Headteacher Alan Davison told the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Potters Bar Edition: “I am delighted to say the school secured an excellent set of GCSE results.

“Our second best ever performance with 94.2 per cent of all Year 11 students securing A* to C grades including English and maths and 96.1 per cent of all students securing five A* to C grades without English and maths.

“The performance at A* was excellent, equalling the second best ever – 64.5 per cent of all entries were graded A* or A.

“These excellent results reflect the hard work of students and staff, and the quality of teaching and support for learning at the school.”

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Among the top achieving students was Katerina Savvas, who landed nine A* grades and will hope to be multi-lingual by the time her A-level results are announced, because she is staying on at the school to study English, Italian, Spanish and French.

Among the students receiving straight A* grades were Jacob Davies, Yasmin Murray, Sriya Varadharajan and Deborah Berman.