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Outstanding GCSE Results

Outstanding GCSE Results

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School is celebrating an outstanding set of results under the new and much tougher national examination system. In total 70% of the grades were awarded at 7 or better and very pleasingly nearly half of the grades attained were at the top new grades of 8 (A*) and 9 (A**). The average student Attainment 8 score is up to two points from last year to 74, the equivalent of attaining four grade 8s and six grade 7s.

There have been some exceptional student performances with ten students attaining straight top grades: Haaris Butt (three 9s, six 8s and an A*), Johnathan Cartwright (seven 9s, two 8s and an A*), Aiden Hill (five 9s, four 8s and an A*), George Hounslow (six 9s and four 8s), Matthew Hurley (one 9, nine 8s), Amardeep Khangura (eight 9s, an 8 and an A*), Sebastian Smith (nine 9s and an 8), Louis Steer (eight 9s and an 8), Ben Wall (two 9s and eight 8s) and James Ward (nine 9s and an 8).

In total, there were fifteen students attaining an impressive five or more grade 9s: Sebastian Smith (9), James Ward (9), Amardeep Khangura (8), Louis Steer (8), Alexander Bailey (7), Johnathan Cartwright (7), John Kamel (7), Harrison Casey (6), George Hounslow (6), Mursaleen Asif (5), Isaac Bosman (5), Matthew Burrows (5), Aiden Hill (5), Luke O’Brien (5) and Finlay Port (5). Sebastian, James, Isaac, Matthew and Luke also attained the highest grade in the challenging FSMQ Additional Mathematics examination.

Additionally, seven other students attained nine grade 8s or better: Ibrahim Aliwi, Raul Athwall, Joseph Bardsley, Anas Fasih, Jamie Moore, Jai Rukar and Omar Takruri. Overall, 49% of students attained five grade 8s or better.

Dominic Robson, Headteacher, was delighted:

“Staff and students have worked very hard to adapt to the new tougher GCSEs. They have done themselves proud. An excellent 70% of all grades were awarded at grade 7 or better with around a fifth of grades secured at grade 9 and 46% at grade 8 or better.

I am so pleased that the School has sought to keep a strong sense of balance and community over the last five years. So many of our Year 11, who have been very well led by Head of Year, Mr Alex Davis, Mr Russell Bowen, Deputy Head i/c Key Stage 4, Mrs Heather Hodkinson, KS4 Learning Mentor, and the rest of the staff, have engaged with the extra-curricular life of the school. They have particularly excelled in sport (this year group have been national hockey finalists as well as national rugby quarter finalists) and music, and have been fantastic ambassadors for their school and country on trips here at home and abroad.

This Year 11 cohort have developed superbly as young men, at the same time as producing outstanding examination results. We are very proud of them all and we wish them the very best with their next step in education and training.”