Broadoak delighted with GCSE success
PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 August 2012
RESULTS sheets plastered in high grades were waved in delight around Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College as pupils collected their GCSE results.
The school, in Windwhistle Road celebrated its impressive marks, which have built on the success of the previous year.
This year a remarkable 93 per cent of pupils gained five A-C grades or more, with 54 per cent of students achieving A*-C grades.
The school’s headmistress Shelagh Pritchard said: “Our English results have also improved on last year so while nationally there has been a fall, our results have not plummeted.
“Eighty per cent of our students received a C in English or better.
“I’m absolutely thrilled
Last year was fantastic and it is great that we have been able to build on that success.
The staff and students have worked really hard.”
One of the students whose success showed through hard work and determination was Divya Benny, aged 16, of Dunster Crescent, Weston, who gained five A*s, four As and two Bs.
Divya transferred to Broadoak in 2010 from India and said she feels really proud, having missed two terms at the school.
She said: “I was really worried about my English mark but I got an A and a B so I’m really happy.
“I’m going to be going to Bridgwater College to study medicine and maths, and I would like a career in medicine.”
Fran Smith, aged 16, also came out smiling with four A*s, three As and three Bs on her results sheet.
Fran, from Charlton Road, in Weston, said: “I have been so stressed over the past few days and I’ve cried so much because I’m so happy.
“The exams were difficult but we all tried our best and our teachers are great, which made it all manageable.”
Another student who achieved his goals was Seb Wasylewicz, of Moorland Road, who gained four As, three Bs and one C.
He said: “I’m really pleased with myself, I was aiming for high marks and I got them.”
Seb will head to Bridgwater College in September to study for his A-levels in history, chemistry, archaeology, geology and maths.
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