Gordano School students celebrate record-breaking year

PUBLISHED: 11:24 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:51 16 August 2018

Connie Cheesman, Jacob Evans and Florrie Dodds.

Connie Cheesman, Jacob Evans and Florrie Dodds.

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Gordano School students are celebrating a ‘brilliant’ year of A-level results today (Thursday).

Beth Lawrence and Lucy Bilgin.Beth Lawrence and Lucy Bilgin.

Dozens of year 13 students anxiously opened their envelopes to discover if they had made it to their chosen university or apprenticeship.

But the nerves soon turned to joy as a record number of pupils achieved grades of A* or A while the overall A*-C rate remains at 82 per cent – the same as 2017.

Amy Jackson and Jess King.Amy Jackson and Jess King.

The school’s overall pass rate stands at 98 per cent.

Top performers included Eve Pope who secured four A*s and is heading to study natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, while Amy Jackson will study earth sciences at the University of Oxford after achieving three A*’s.

Amelia Burnham, Anya Colyer and Jemilla Colyer.Amelia Burnham, Anya Colyer and Jemilla Colyer.

Some students are progressing their careers on medical or veterinary courses and Jess King will take on a naval scholarship at the University of Southampton.

Headteacher Tom Inman said: “I am absolutely thrilled for our students that their immense hard work has paid off to produce another brilliant year of results.

Josh Scammell and Malik Sarkar.Josh Scammell and Malik Sarkar.

“Their unparalleled success is testament to the way that the students have worked so hard and supported each other so well as a year group through the challenges of the new courses.

“Huge congratulations to all concerned and we wish them every continued success in their futures.

Gordano School students have achieved excellent results.Gordano School students have achieved excellent results.

“There will be champagne corks popping this evening.”

Ewan Nicol, James Downey and Ben Mears.Ewan Nicol, James Downey and Ben Mears.

Eve PopeEve Pope

Ellie Payce and Elif Tuncay.Ellie Payce and Elif Tuncay.

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