Students and staff are celebrating what are comfortably the best results ever secured at the school. 59% of students at the school achieved 5 or more good GCSEs, including English and Maths.
Notable successes include Shannon Bouchard, who achieved 10 passes at GCSE who said, “I am particularly amazed that I got an A in English, an A in Geography, an A in Photography and a Distinction* in Art.” Elliot Benn, who achieved 8 GCSEs at grade C and above, including an A* in Maths, A in Statistics, and C grades in English, Science and Additional Science said, “I tried my hardest and I am particularly pleased with my A* in Maths and A in Statistics.”
The school is a small rural school, with a focus on traditional academic subjects. English results have sustained their strong upward trend, reaching a high this year of 83% A*-C. Maths results have also steadily increased over the past three years, reaching 69% A*-C this year. In the academic EBacc subjects (English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and French) results are stronger than ever and are now above national averages.
Lucy Farrin, who achieved 8 A*-C passes including Distinction* in Art and Distinction* in Sport said, “I am feeling ecstatic and proud that I’ve got As in English and History.” Amy Wedge was similarly delighted with her 9 A*-C passes including an A for English, Bs for Maths, Core and Additional Science, and a C for Statistics. She said, “I am overwhelmed with my results. I’ve done a lot better than I thought.”
Deputy Head, Cat Taylor said “I feel very proud of the excellent results our students have achieved, particularly in the academic subjects.”
Headteacher Suzanne Dickinson said, “These excellent results are due reward for the hard work and commitment of students and staff.”