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GCSE Results 2017

In the first set of exams including the new harder qualifications in Maths and English, provisional results show Bishop Stopford students achieving 86% Grade 4 or above in both Maths and English. 93% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in the new English specifications and 89% in Maths. A grade 4 is equivalent to last year’s grade C threshold.

A very pleasing number of students achieved the new grade 9 in Maths, English and English Literature. This grade is awarded for the most exceptional performance. 27 % of all grades awarded were at A and A*.  However, it was equally pleasing to see hard work rewarded across the board, irrespective of each individual’s starting point.

Amongst many outstanding results, Ben Ettridge achieved a clean sweep of top grades:  3 grade 9s and 8 A*.  Twins Josh and Matthew Hutchinson achieved 19 A* or grade 9s between them; Bethany Hodgson achieved 7 A* and 2 grade 9s; Olivia Gugic achieved 3 grade 9s and 5 A*s. Matthew, Ben and Olivia were amongst the “extremely able” 2,000 students nationally who, the exam boards revealed today, achieved grade 9s in all three new exams.

These results follow the outstanding A level results achieved last week and are testament to the hard work and commitment of the teaching staff involved in so many curriculum changes at both GCSE and A level. We look forward to continuing this tradition of success in the next phase of curriculum change.