‘Excellent results for Sidcot School

PUBLISHED: 16:45 23 August 2012

Sidcot School students Emily and Alice with their results

Sidcot School students Emily and Alice with their results

Marina Jones

STUDENTS at Sidcot School were praised by their new headteacher after achieving an ‘excellent’ set of GCSE results.

A total of 92.5 per cent of students gained a minimum of five A* to C grades, while 43 per cent of grades awarded at the Quaker school in Winscombe were A* and A, in comparison with the national average of 22.4 per cent.

Of the grades achieved by youngsters, 90.7 per cent were A* to C, again comparing favourably with the national average, of 69.4 per cent.

Among this years top achievers were Molly Scull, who gained nine A*s and two As, Matilda Bungard, who gained eight A*s and three As, and Nicholas Gampierakis who got seven A*s and five As.

Alice Buck, from West Huntspill, got four A*s, five As and two Bs.

She said: “I am really, really happy. I’m going to take the International Baccalaureate here then study psychology at university.”

Joshua Moody, 16, from Weston, attained 11 GCSEs including four As and four Bs.

He said: “I’m going to study A Levels in maths, physics, chemistry and biology -it’s been a great day.”

Headteacher Iain Kilpatrick, who is overseeing his first exam results at the school since taking over earlier this month, said: “I am delighted with our GCSE results.

“Our excellent results across the board this year support our belief that the best learning environment is demanding without being pressurised.

“We already had one of the best regional performances in A-level results with a 100 per cent pass rate and double the national average for A*s and As.

“This comes on the back of our 100 per cent pass rate from international baccalaureate results published in July.”

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