GCSE results: Outstanding grades for Sidcot students

PUBLISHED: 11:17 25 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:18 29 August 2017

Robyn Stock, Alice Joyner, Sarah Stanley, Lucy Slingsby, Hema Shah, James King and Freddie Basher picking up their GCSE results at Sidcot School.

Robyn Stock, Alice Joyner, Sarah Stanley, Lucy Slingsby, Hema Shah, James King and Freddie Basher picking up their GCSE results at Sidcot School.

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Students from Sidcot School are celebrating an ‘outstanding’ set of results.

Ninety-three per cent of students achieved a 4 or better in English and maths and 78 per cent were awarded a 5 or more.

Nintety-two per cent of pupils also picked up A*-C grades – or 9-4 in English and maths.

Top grades increase by four per cent compared to last year, with 37 per cent of students achieving A*-A grades – 17 per cent above the national average.

Headmaster Iain Kilpatrick said: “I am extremely pleased with these outstanding results. As a school, we continue to perform significantly above national levels and there has been a pleasing uplift in results in all areas, particularly those students gaining top marks.

“In a year that has seen considerable changes to GCSE, particularly in English and Mathematics, our cohort of Year 11 students has performed extremely well, with more students gaining A* to A and 18% achieving top grades 8 and 9 in the new assessment framework.”

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