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Gordano students secure excellent GCSE performance

Students at Gordano School in Portishead have been celebrating another brilliant year of GCSE results. Well over 80% of all GCSE grades were at Grade 4 (equivalent to the old C grade) or above, over 10% above the national average. A third of all GCSE grades were at 7 (equivalent to the old A grade) or above.

There was a host of top performers, with 43 pupils achieving at least eight Grade 7s or better. These included Ned Ridley, who secured the rare feat of achieving Grade 9 in all ten of his GCSEs, Archie Holmes (with eight Grade 9s and one grade 8), Georgia Smith (with nine Grade 9s and two Grade 8s) Anais Pelletreau (with nine Grade 9s and three Grade 8s) and Tom Willey (with eight Grade 9s and three Grade 8s). However, achievement across the ability profile has been incredibly strong, with over 4 in 5 students gaining pass grades in both English and Maths.

Gordano’s outgoing Headteacher, Tom Inman, commented, “I am so pleased that this wonderful cohort of students have so much to celebrate today. They have been through so much, and persevered so hard. They fully deserve these brilliant results, and following last week’s success at A Level it is, for me personally, a joyful way to finish my tenure at Gordano.

“Many of our young people will be returning to Gordano Sixth Form, which posted another set of great results last week. Whether they are staying with us, moving onto college or progressing to Apprenticeships, we wish them every success in their bright futures. Congratulations to them and a huge thank you to our staff and parents who have supported them to such success this summer.”