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Exam results - another great year!

The examination results this year were excellent again. We are very proud of all our students and of their hard work and talents. Congratulations also to all staff on their hard work, inspirational support for learning and attention to detail, and sheer determination in supporting our students to achieve so well. Congratulations to all our parents/carers on their care and guidance and support during the stress of examinations.

 

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GCSE

This year, the 5 A* - C pass rate increased by 6% to 88%. The 5 A* - C pass rate including English and Maths also increased by 4% to 72.4%. (The average for Bristol was 52%). 99.5% of students achieved 5 or more A*- G grades.

 

An amazing 50% of students (up from 38.5%) achieved 3 or more A* and A grades. We are really proud of all our students who achieved so well. An impressive 23 students gained 5 or more A* grades! Notable successes were Matthew Chapman, Richard Betts and Jonathan Catt, all of whom achieved at least 8 A* and 2 A grades. Also of note were Barnaby Lewis (8A* 1A 1B), Matthew Palmer (7A* 3A), Dorothy Hislop (7A* 2A 1B), Sarah Tomlinson (6A* 4A 1B), Florence Hislop (6A* 4A), Marcus Hook (6A* 4A), Harry Johnson (6A* 4A), and James Moseley (6A* 4A). We had six sets of twins who did really well indeed. Between them they got 87 A and A* grades (43 A* and 44 A grades)! There are also significant success stories for many other students as we had a number of students tackling personally challenging situations and triumphing over adversity. We are very proud indeed of them.

 

You may have seen that our students featured in the national media – you can still read about them on the following websites;

http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-08-22/pupils-gcse-exam-results/ (picture),

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/22/gcse-results-day-six-twins-top-grades_n_3793900.html (article).

 

 

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A2 (A Level)

The overall pass rate was 99.3%. 60% of grades were A*, A and B grades.

 

Outstanding achievements were Jeremy Budd with 4A* who will be studying Maths at Cambridge and Krystyna Smolinkski with 4A* who will be studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge.

 

Jeremy is an inspiration to those over coming challenges as he has Aspergers Syndrome and Sensory Neuropathy and is an example of how resilience and love of learning can triumph over obstacles. His success was covered extensively in the local and national media. You can still read about him and some of our other success stories (and see some lovely photographs) on the following websites;

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/16/a-level-results-day-2013-pictures_n_3766247.html#slide=2805598,

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/into-university/clearing/cancer-what-cancer-six-fabulous-feelgood-stories-from-alevel-results-day-8763497.html.

 

We have 3 additional students going off to start courses at Oxford and Cambridge (Gareth Bromley – History at Oxford, James Hilton – English at Cambridge, and Alice Thomson - Biological Sciences at Oxford). 6 students are off to study Medicine (Ben Alba, Zoe Barber, Henry Atkinson, Dominic Dee, Joe Healy, Mike Masih). Other notable successes were Karis Godbeer (3 A*), Rossy Barnett, Stephen Fulham, Susanna Harvey and Anna Skinner (2A* 1A), David Moseley (1A*, 2A, 1B), and Will Bryan-Smith, Tiffany Irwin, Hannah Wyatt and Anthony Sefia (1A* 2A).

AS

The pass rate was 91.9%, with A and B grades at 46.1%. Of the 15 students in Year 13 who took the Extended Project AS qualification, where students have to undertake their own piece of independent research, 11 got an A* or A grade.

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