Bishop Thomas Grant School students are celebrating after another set of outstanding GCSE examination results. 83% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics making it the highest achieving school in Lambeth.
Results across the board were exceptional for students of all abilities and the school has performed very well on the 2 new measures introduced by the government this year.
The Progress 8 measure was 0.79 which means that each student was achieving on average almost a whole grade above the ambitious targets set by the government.
The Attainment 8 measure was 5.99 which means that the average GCSE grade achieved by all students was a grade B. For a comprehensive school which welcomes children of all abilities, this is a wonderful achievement.
Pupils with 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics – 83%
Pupils achieving A*-C in English – 93%
Pupils achieving A*-A in English – 33%
Pupils achieving A*-C in Mathematics – 86%
Pupils achieving A*-A in Mathematics – 44%
A number of students achieved all A*/A grades including:
Joshua Hunt – 9 A*s at GCSE and grade A in Additional Maths (FSMQ).
Chiara Alfonso – 8 A*s and 1 A.
Terence Holland – 8 A*s and 1 A.
Karina Sabunaite – 8 A*s and 2 As.
Christopher Luu – 8 A*s and 2 As.
Sean Cobb – 8 A*s and 2 As.
Joseph Hughes – 8 A*s and 2 As.
Finnian Anyanwu – 7 A*s and 2 As.
Benjamin Asiedu – 7 A*s and 2 As.
Rory Taylor – 7 A*s and 2 As.
Tia Bell – 7 A*s and 3 As.
Julia Wlodarczyk – 7 A*s and 3 As.
Amanda Burrows – 6 A*s and 4 As.
Luke Kelly – 4 A*s and 5 As.
Conor Murphy – 4 A*s and 5 As.
Ify Osefoh – 4 A*s and 5 As.
Hugo Pittroff – 4 A*s and 5 As.
James Dal Santo – 4 A*s and 6 As.
Charlotte Jones – 2 A*s and 7 As.
Joshua Hunt’s A* in Latin was representative of the outstanding success the subject has had in this year’s GCSEs at Bishop Thomas Grant School. Latin was established in the school five years ago, and this year saw the first wave of Latin students take their GCSE examination – incredibly all students entered for the examination achieved grade A*.
Latin was not the only subject that enjoyed great success this year. The A*-A pass rate for Biology and Chemistry was 100%, and Physics was 95%. In Maths the A*-A pass rate was an impressive 44%, History was 51%, English Literature 42% and English Language 33%. 36% of BTEC Sport/PE students achieved a Distinction*-Distinction and 79% of ICT BTEC students achieved a Distinction*-Merit pass.
Headteacher Louis Desa said of this year’s GCSE results: “These outstanding results reflect the hard work of our students and their teachers and could not be achieved without the support of their families, the governors, the Local Authority and the Diocese. It is always a pleasure to see our young people fulfilling their potential and we are very proud of them.”
Below, some of this year's outstanding GCSE students: