Pupils and schools celebrate success in GCSE exams

August 30 2016

BRIMSHAM Green School in Yate expects its GCSE results to put it above the national average for the second year running.

BRIMSHAM Green School in Yate expects its GCSE results to put it above the national average for the second year running.

The school said of 195 pupils who sat GCSE and other vocational exams, 57 per cent attained at least five good GCSE or equivalent passes, including in the core subjects of English and maths.

This year’s top achiever was Madeline Prottey, who got A* grades in 11 exams.

Head teacher Kim Garland said: “For students to have attained another fantastic set of results, which at this stage we anticipate being above the national average again, fairly reflects both the hard work of the students and the sustained improvement of the school.”

Chipping Sodbury School also saw 57 per cent of pupils get the benchmark five GCSEs at grade C or higher, including maths and English - a rise of six per cent.

Achieving five or more of the highest A and A* grades went to 15 per cent of the cohort.

Head teacher Gareth Millington said he was delighted for the students who had worked so hard for their results.

Yate International Academy said it had “dramatically” increased its progress score, with pupils doing better than expected nationally.

It said advances in English resulted in three quarters of students gaining the expected level and there were good results in many of the other core subjects that counted towards the English Baccalaureate. Geography and history had a nearly 70 per cent A-C pass rate and French achieved 75 per cent. 

Principal Paul Skipp said: “Staff and students have worked tirelessly together and the progress this year group has made has been particularly pleasing to see.”