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Gordano Students Celebrate GCSE Results

Following last week’s record A Level results, Year 11 students at Gordano have today been celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results.

Once again, over 80% of students gained a new Grade ‘4’ (equivalent to an old C grade) in Maths, and well over 75% in English. 73% of students achieved the new ‘Basics’ measure with passes at the new Grade 4 and above in English and Maths. Over three quarters of all GCSE grades were at the new ‘4’ grade or above, which is particularly pleasing given the current changes to the exam system. Early indications suggest that student progress from Key Stage 2 has again been well above the national average.

There were a host of top performers. Top of the list was Ben Holmes, who secured seven of the highly prized new Grade 9s, and two Grade 8s. Verity Gardner, William Jones, Sam Lawrence, Hugh Pilsworth, Hayden Simmons, Louis Snow and William Tripp all achieved at least six of the new Grade 9s. In total 32 students achieved at least five Grade 8s (roughly equivalent to the old A* grade) or more.

Gordano’s Headteacher, Tom Inman, commented, “This has been another very strong set of results for us and in some areas our best ever. Overall I am hugely reassured by the consistency of results despite there being significantly more turbulence in the system 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 brilliant staff who have led them to such success. I’d also like to thank their parents for their unstinting support during what is a very stressful time.”

“Many of our young people will be returning to Gordano Sixth Form, which posted record results 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 to those that are moving on to pastures new we wish them every future success and happiness.”

 12.3Ben Holmes