The headteacher of Causeway School says grade boundary changes have contributed to a nine percent fall in GCSE results.
Last year the school saw 43 percent of pupils achieve five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths.
But this year that figure has dropped to 34 percent.
Headteacher Gene Payne, said: “These are an unusual set of results.
“We have significant numbers of students who have made exceptional achievements, but also a large proportion with some lower than expected grades.
“Once again we have students who have gained the grades to take up prestigious scholarships, and some very hard working and committed students who will be disappointed with some of their grades.
“Our students have worked hard and should feel very proud.
“It is upsetting that many of our students are personally feeling the differential impact of the recent changes to the exam system grade boundaries.
“I am, however, confident that Causeway students’ attitude and resilience will enable them to move forward to the next stage of their education.
“They are bright and strong and will not let one off disappointments hold them back.”
48 students at The Causeway gained A and A* grades this year.
Particular congratulations should go to the following who each gained an impressive number of A*/A grades: Kiera Rae (9), Connor Barden (9), Eilis Bowie (8), Tim La Roche (7), Samantha Heath (6), Katie Chapman (5), Connor Southgate (5), Kieron Young (5), Alice Mason (4), Emily Graham (4), Taz Miah (4) and Brendon Hughes (3).
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