Bishop Thomas Grant School GCSE students rise to new grades challenge
In the first year when all GCSE subjects have the new grades 9-1, students at Bishop Thomas Grant School have excelled – a third of all students have achieved grades 9-7, with 7 the equivalent of the old A grade. Two thirds of all GCSEs were graded 9-5, grade 5 now judged by OFSTED to be a “strong” pass.
As a result, the vast majority of students have obtained the necessary grades to be accepted into the school Sixth Form to do the subjects of their choice.
A quarter of the cohort achieved top grades of 9-7 in English, with nearly a third achieving those grades in Maths. Science students did exceptionally well with 82% of Biology students scoring 9-7.
Among the top achievers were Patrtcja W and Joseph G (12 grades 9-7 ), Luca E, Angelina A, Samuel A and Madeline G (11) and Wiktoria S, Adam K, Joseph B and Anne-Marie W (10.) Top-achieving student Ethan A, who was particularly pleased with his grade 9 in Mathematics commented: “I really did work hard for my grades and am glad that it paid off in the end.”
Headteacher Ms Bernadette Boyle reflected on this year’s results: “With undoubtedly much more difficult exams now at GCSE we are all very pleased that our students have done so well, though statistics can’t show the hard work and supreme effort everyone has made this year. Our students have achieved outstanding results enabling them to move on to the next stage in their journey, and my thanks go to all staff, parents and of course the students on a brilliant year.”