Another year of GCSE success for Bede’s pupils

August 24, 2017

Congratulations have been given to Bede’s GCSE candidates on achieving yet another set of impressive results, with almost 20% of all grades at A*, 92% of grades at A*-C, and 82% of pupils earning at least one A or A*.

Following Bede’s record A Level results last week, which saw 53% of grades at A*-A and 80* at A*-B, this year’s GCSE cohort achieved particularly strong results in their core subjects, with 59% A*-A in Modern Languages, 56% A*-A in Separate Sciences, 53% A*-A in Maths and 95% A*-C in English.

It was also another successful year for those studying visual and performing arts disciplines, with pupils earning 100% A*-A in Dance, 78% A*-A in Music, 77% A*-A in Art (including Art and Design, Ceramics and Photography) and 50% A*-A in Drama.

Particularly high-achieving individuals in the cohort include Tom McGovern, who earned 10A*s, Jacob Liebenberg, who earned 9A*s and 3As, Molly Fisher-Newton, who earned 9A*s and 1A, and Imogen Lock, who earned 8A*s and 3As.

Straight A*-A grades were also earned by Evie Taylor, Hope Ball, Freddy Clemo, Amber Gott, Angus Bartlett and Charles Manning, and over 8 A*-A grades were earned by Alex Targett, Owen Maitland-Shadwell, Grace Stannard, Ben Peppard, Kozma Prevelic, and Darcy Bartlett.

Bede’s Academic Deputy Head John Tuson said of the results: “This is an impressive set of grades from a year group of many talents, and these children should be justifiably pleased by their accomplishments.

“Moreover,” he continued, “for every gifted academic earning a tranche of A*s, we must not undervalue those hard-earned C grades from an ISFA England footballer or that clutch of B’s from an international-standard cricketer. It is, after all, Bede’s diversity that gives it its strength.”

Bede’s Headmaster Peter Goodyer added: “To achieve these outcomes with a pupil body so diverse is nothing short of exceptional.

“In particular, I could not be prouder of the fact that Bede’s continues to refuse to top-slice its intake while at the same time delivering results improvements, particularly at the top end. It is a testament to the hard work of our pupils and their teachers. Well done to them all.”