‘Brilliant’ Clevedon School students ‘excel’ in GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 14:03 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 23 August 2018

Clevedon School pupils sit on the steps of their school with their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Clevedon School pupils sit on the steps of their school with their results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Eleanor Young

Nerves turned to elation and beaming smiles at Clevedon School this morning (Thursday) as students recorded a set of ‘brilliant’ results.

Clevedon School students are jumping with joy after getting their GCSE results. Picture: Eleanor YoungClevedon School students are jumping with joy after getting their GCSE results. Picture: Eleanor Young

Headteacher Jim Smith said he could ‘not be more proud’ of his students, staff and parents.

Overall 68 per cent of students achieved five GCSEs graded level 9-4 with 64 per cent attaining this with both English and maths.

Mr Smith said: “All of our students have a fantastic story to tell.

“They have achieved a record number of the much-coveted level 9 grades, with many students achieving level 9 in five or more subjects meaning they will be some of the top performers nationally and on track to fulfil their ambition to study engineering, medicine, veterinary sciences and law at the most prestigious of universities.

Students smile after opening their GCSE results. Picture: Eleanor YoungStudents smile after opening their GCSE results. Picture: Eleanor Young

“Similarly, I am equally delighted with students who achieved their personal best in subjects, working exceptionally hard to take on the challenge of the new exams often overcoming additional learning challenges along the way.

“It says much about them as individuals and the ethos of aspiration and inclusion here at Clevedon School.

“They truly are a kind and brilliant group of students.

“The school has also narrowed the gap between girls’ and boys’ achievement and gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium students.”

Youngsters smile for the camera after picking up their results. Picture: Mike ThieYoungsters smile for the camera after picking up their results. Picture: Mike Thie

Executive headteacher of the Clevedon Learning Trust, added: “Despite all the national turbulence and media coverage of the harder GCSEs, our students have excelled themselves.

“I am thrilled they have done this and accessed all the school has to offer.”

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