Strong GCSE Results Celebrated across the Trust

Congratulations to all KS4 pupils in Trust schools.

Backwell School – 83% of students achieved a  standard pass (Grade 4 or above) in both English and Maths, while 63% received a Grade 5 or higher in both subjects. Overall 79% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths. 52% of students achieved the very challenging combination of higher passes which earns them the ‘English Baccalaureate’. 17 Backwell school students achieved five or more Grade 9s. On the new number grading system a  Grade 9 is higher than the previous A* and is only awarded to approximately 3% of  entries.

Chew Valley School – Nearly a third of the cohort achieved levels of either a 7, 8 or 9 in English for instance, all of which are equivalent to at least an old fashioned grade A or above which was wonderful to see. 75% of students achieved the benchmark score of at least a 4 in both English and mathematics.

The breadth of curriculum choices in place already at Chew Valley have continued to support broad student achievement for all of their students regardless of ability and this coupled with their extra curricula offer has set the students up well for their next steps with many of them choosing to return to the sixth form.

Seven students achieved an average of at least an 8 across their subjects and one pupil achieved straight 9s.  Headteacher, Gareth Beynon, commented, “These are super results which show both strength and depth across the board.  I am absolutely delighted for the students who have worked so hard to achieve and for their parents and teachers who have given so much support behind the scenes for this to happen.”

Gordano School – For the first time in the school’s history over 80% of all GCSE grades were at Grade 4 (equivalent to the old C grade) or above, 13% above the national average. 29% of all GCSE grades were at 7 (equivalent to the old A grade) or above, almost 10% above the national average.

77% of students achieved the ‘Basics’ measure with passes at the new Grade 4 and above in English and Maths and a record 80% of students secured at least two Grade 4s in Science. 75% of students secured at least five passes (9-4 grades) including English and Maths. The increase in EBacc and modern foreign language entries sits alongside a 3% increase in entries to GCSE arts subjects. The increase includes rises in art and design subjects and  performing and expressive arts – showing that a focus on core academic subjects and pupils receiving a cultural, well-rounded education hand in hand.

Gordano’s Headteacher, Tom Inman, commented, “I am immensely proud of our students for this brilliant set of results for Gordano, with some measures showing this as our best ever performance. Achievement has been very strong across the year. This cohort have worked incredibly hard and deserve all the success that they have achieved.”



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