A Level Results 2017
- By Elizabeth Woolford
- Posted 17th August 2017
Sixth Form students at Gordano School in Portishead have been celebrating some of the best results in the school’s history.
At A Level 23% of the grades achieved were A* or A grades, 50% were A*-B grades and a record-equalling 82% were A*-C grades.
A host of fantastic performances included 15 students with 3 A’s or better, three of which achieved A*s in all three subjects. These include Ewan Clay (who will study Chemistry at Edinburgh), Abigail Harrison (who will study Medicine at Birmingham) and Clare Melson (who will study Philosophy at Southampton). Georgia Owen also collected 2 A*s together with a Distinction* in Health and Social Care, and will study Psychology at Leeds.
It was an exceptional year overall for Level 3 vocational qualifications (BTECS and Cambridge Technicals), with over 80% of grades being achieved at Distinction or Distinction*.
Acting Headteacher, Tom Inman, commented,
“I’m delighted for our students that their hard work has paid off to produce another brilliant year of results, especially in this year of changes to many A Level courses”.
There are so many success stories, and not just from the brilliant young people that grab the headlines. We pride ourselves on being a really comprehensive Sixth Form and it’s wonderful to see so many students meet and surpass their challenging personal targets at all levels.
I am also profoundly grateful to the dedication of our superb teachers that have once again led them to such success, and the parents of our young people who do so much to help and support. Well done to all concerned, there will be some champagne corks popping this evening!”