CHURCHILL Academy & Sixth Form say they are "especially pleased" with this year's GCSE results.

Special congratulations go to:

  • Eleanor Woollven, Billy Avery, Louis Kanaan, Ellie O'Rahilly, Lily Spry, Myriam Rawling and Sophie Taylor, who achieved ten GCSEs grade 7 or above or equivalent.
  • Toby Wilson, Olivia Sotwin, Lauren Chetland, Eloise Robinson, Max Clifton, Sofia Passmore and Kate Hartley, who achieved nine or more qualifications at GCSE grade 7 or above Distinction*.
  • Ellie Gooch, Tom Evans Grace Hurst, Esme Croxton, Rohan Conroy, Freddie Vernon, Erin Mainwaring, Emily Gurney, Benedict Skudder, Eddie Smith, Sophia Papasouliotis, Ella Robinson, Lily Wainwright, Lily Burke, who were all awarded seven or more qualifications at GCSE grade 7 and above or equivalent.

North Somerset Times: There were multiple success stories.There were multiple success stories. (Image: Churchill Academy & Sixth Form)

North Somerset Times: Students should be proud.Students should be proud. (Image: Churchill Academy & Sixth Form)

Rob Morgan, head of Sixth Form at the Winscombe academy, said: “We are make sure that there is a wide range and breadth of courses in Sixth Form which allows students to tailor their study programme to their individual interests and ambitions.

"This is really important in ensuring that students enjoy their learning and plays a part in developing the strong Sixth Form community we have here at Churchill."

Headteacher, Chris Hildrew, said: “The past two years have presented unique and unprecedented challenges for students and we’re delighted that they have risen to those challenges and conquered them.

"We are especially pleased that this year’s results are higher than the previous pre-pandemic year in 2019. 

"But above all, we wish everyone success with the next step of their education journey.” 

Subjects that have seen excellent results include Art, Drama, Dance, Music Technology, Textiles, Design & Technology, Food & Nutrition, and all of their Science qualifications.

North Somerset Times: Students may have had their learning disrupted by the pandemic.Students may have had their learning disrupted by the pandemic. (Image: Churchill Academy & Sixth Form)

Students may go on to do A levels or vocational courses.

Dan Hutchinson, Vice-President, HR, UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric, has shared some words of wisdom on pursuing alternative routes to your desired career.

Speaking previously, he said: “GCSE results day is fast approaching, and many will be starting to think about higher education.

"With this, it is time to shine some light on alternative career routes, like apprenticeships, that don’t get as much recognition in schools as the traditional university path. 

“Fostering both technical and interpersonal skills directly in the workforce, these can be invaluable - especially for those most affected by the pandemic's educational disruptions."