GCSE Results- Summer 2017
Students at Gordano School in Portishead have been celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results. The percentage of students achieving five good passes including English and Maths has increased to 75% for the first time in the school’s history.
80% of all GCSE grades at Gordano were C and above which is almost 20% higher than the national average.
77% of students achieved the new ‘Basics’ measure with passes at the new Grade 4 and above in English and Maths, an improvement on the equivalent figure in 2016 and particularly pleasing given the turbulence associated with the new exams in these subjects.
The performance of disadvantaged students has continued to rise impressively and close the gap on their peers, with 57% of these students achieving good passes in English and Maths, a rise of 9%.
There was a host of top performers with 39 pupils achieving the equivalent of 8 or more A* and A grades. Particularly noteworthy were high-flyers Abby Radcliffe and Dominic Williams, both of whom achieved 7A*s and one new Grade 9 and Jack Rooth and Esme McGowan, both of whom achieved 6 A* grades, with Jack also scoring a new Grade 9.
Gordano’s Acting Headteacher, Tom Inman, commented,
“This has been another very strong set of results for us with some figures showing it as our best ever performance. Overall I am hugely reassured by the consistency of results despite the system being significantly more volatile with the introduction of the new GCSE courses. This is, of course, testament to the efforts of our students, but also a result of the leadership of our amazing staff who have led our young people to such success.”
“I am particularly pleased by how well many of our more vulnerable learners have achieved, with results for some of our more disadvantaged young people continuing to rise strongly. This bodes really well for their next steps in education or training.
“Many of our young people will be returning to Gordano Sixth Form, which posted some of the best results in the school’s history last week. Whether they are staying with us, moving on to college or progressing to Apprenticeships, it’s hugely rewarding to see them move on with such a strong set of qualifications already in the bank. Congratulations to them and a huge thank you to our staff and parents who have supported our young people to success.”