Wins 'Good Schools Guide Award'

 It has been announced that Uppingham Community College, has won a Good Schools Guide Award for boys taking Design & Technology at GCSE.

Uppingham Community College has been presented with this award by the Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English schools in its category or displaying excellent performance. The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 8th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.

Jan Turner said, 'We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence in Design & Technology. This is a very proud moment for Uppingham Community College and we are sure it will inspire and encourage all pupils who are working towards their current GCSEs. The department has long been recognised as a national centre of excellence and this award highlights the fantastic work of Mr Davies, Head of Design , and the rest of his team'.

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, comments, 'Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best, the recognition they deserve'.

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.