Sidcot pupils excel with GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 17:13 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 23 August 2018

Sidcot School students after picking up their GCSE results. Picture: Sidcot School

Sidcot School students after picking up their GCSE results. Picture: Sidcot School

Sidcot School

Sidcot students have been praised for 'maintaining the school's high standards' after picking up their GCSE results.

Today (Thursday) nervous teenagers discovered their marks after several weeks of waiting.

More than 85 per cent of grades were rated 4 or better - the equivalent of a C grade in the previous marking system.

And 21 per cent of papers were rated 9-7, the best scores possible.

Among the star turns was Bethan Rees, from Brent Knoll, who achieved seven 9s among other grades and will be continuing at the school to take her A-levels.

She said: “I still can’t believe my results, I’m just so relieved.”

Headteacher Ian Kilpatrick paid tribute to all the students’ efforts.

He said: “This year has seen some significant changes in both the input and assessment of GCSEs and I’ve been extremely impressed with the commitment and resilience of our students to maintain the School’s high standards.

“The success of our students is testament to their commitment to study and the support they have received from their teachers and families. However, success in the classroom has not come at the expense of their holistic experience.

“Sidcot prides itself on being a busy school where students develop skills and talents in a wide range of areas – not least a sense of care and service to others.

“Those who have recently received their results should be justifiably delighted with what they have achieved, but equally proud of the young people they have become.”

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