August 28, 2008

GCSE Joy at Dyslexia School

PUPILS at the only Midlands school for dyslexics which is approved by the Government are celebrating their latest exam successes, with 100 per cent achieving 5A* to G.

This year, 44 per cent of pupils at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School, Lichfield, notched up five A* to C grades at GCSE.

The results show how the specialist provision for dyslexic children at Maple Hayes takes pupils out of the failure zone to give them a broad education in traditional subjects as well as the literacy skills to take on demanding courses at college, or to go into employment.

Jake Barras achieved more than 10 A* to C grades, including two As for science and an A for RE (short course) and is going on to study A-levels in psychology, science and geography at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton.

Hannah Ellis achieved nine A* to C Grades with an A in art and design. She is going off to Stafford College to study art.

Mathew Pryce achieved eight A* to C grades with As in sciences and geography and he is going on to Stafford College to study A- levels, as is Iwan Bassett with his seven A*to C grades.

Dr Daryl Brown, head teacher, said: On average pupils took eight GCSEs each, with five students taking 10. All pupils passed English and maths.

"The school has a policy of giving pupils the widest possible range of education. We feel that to concentrate on a few subjects to get the best showing in the league tables is contrary to our education principles.

"This year, no pupil took fewer than seven subjects."

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