Broadoak students celebrate GCSE results
PUBLISHED: 15:08 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:19 23 August 2018
Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College was delighted with its students' GCSE results this morning (Thursday).
Overall, the pass rate in both maths and English has risen from 2017 to 64 per cent and 72 per cent respectively.
The college also improved its results across the board in biology, chemistry, physics, French and textiles.
Sean Davies achieved one 9 and six 8s and will study biology, chemistry and English language at Weston College.
He told the Mercury: “I’m buzzing with my results, I have loved my time at Broadoak as I made some really great friends and all the teachers were really supportive.”
Cara Upton-Hurst will study at Churchill Academy after bagging an A* in textiles and a 9 in English language.
She said: “I was so nervous last night and have been crying a lot this morning but I’m just so happy with my results.”
Alyx Carter achieved a 7 in biology and a 8 in chemistry.
She said: “I am really happy, I worked so hard and it was difficult to get the grades I needed.”
Headteacher Kathleen McGillycuddy was pleased to see so many smiling faces.
She said: “Today is such a wonderful day for the students of Broadoak College and their families, there is much for us all to be proud of.
“All the hard work in class and revision at home has paid off and we have a lot to celebrate, there are so many joyous individual success stories and as a school we are seeing significant indicators of improvement.
“This is a great opportunity to thank all the parents, carers and supporters of the school but it is also a good time to acknowledge the staff and governors too, we are all in this together to make sure the young people of Weston get the best.
“I am delighted for all our students and I do mean all, we are a truly comprehensive school and are proud of every single student.
“The smiles, hugs, congratulations and advice are all testament to the strong, inclusive and proud community Broadoak is. Good luck to our fantastic alumni, their colleges are very lucky indeed.”