GCSE results: Broadoak celebrates some top results showing ‘excellent’ progress

PUBLISHED: 14:24 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:27 24 August 2017

Jodie Filer, Halle Mae Merrick and Rebecca James.

Jodie Filer, Halle Mae Merrick and Rebecca James.

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Weston’s students at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College achieved some impressive grades today (Thursday) with 40 per cent sealing the top grades A and A*.

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, students collecting their GCSE results.Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, students collecting their GCSE results.

There were also encouraging signs in English and maths, with the Government having introduced new grading systems for the two core subjects.

Headteacher Shelagh Pritchard told the Mercury it has been hard for the students to adapt but they have worked extremely hard, which is reflected in the results.

More than 60 per cent of students at the school received a grade 4 or above in maths and 69 per cent achieved this in English, which is a pass.

Ms Pritchard said: “It was certainly more challenging for the students this year, but I am very proud of them.

Grace Tombs-Webb, Maisie Thomas and Lauren Filer.Grace Tombs-Webb, Maisie Thomas and Lauren Filer.

“We do like to focus on individuals and their progress.

“Personal targets are important and one person’s success is different to others.

“A personal best is really important to us and is a great way to measure how students are doing.

“We are really pleased with these provisional results which reflect the hard work of our students and staff, and the support of our parents and carers.

Anju Anil six A*s and a 9 in mathematics sharing her results with her mother.Anju Anil six A*s and a 9 in mathematics sharing her results with her mother.

“We have introduced some very structured testing and monitoring regimes, which has ensured that every student understands exactly where they need to be so they can reach their full potential.

“I would like to thank all the students and their families for all their support and commitment and wish them well as they say goodbye.”

Many students were concerned by the new grading system and did not know what to expect in their English and maths results.

Molly Harvey told the Mercury she was really surprised she passed both exams with good grades.

Ellie Dempsey, Kayla Dobbins-Walcott and Molly Harvey.Ellie Dempsey, Kayla Dobbins-Walcott and Molly Harvey.

She said: “I can’t believe it. I thought I had failed my maths and English but I didn’t and I am so happy.

“The school have really helped support us in the change, as it is hard when you are the first year of the change.”

Broadoak also enjoyed outstanding results in science, further maths and drama.

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