Best maths grades ever for Gordano

Gordano GCSE pupils: Ciara and Ellie celebrate in the rain

Gordano GCSE pupils: Ciara and Ellie celebrate in the rain - Credit: Archant

RAIN failed to dampen the spirits of Portishead teenagers as they collected their GCSE results.

Gordano GCSE pupils Sinead Golding and Lewis Cheetham

Gordano GCSE pupils Sinead Golding and Lewis Cheetham - Credit: Archant

Gordano School is once again celebrating an outstanding set of results, which this year includes the best set of maths grades in the school’s history.

In a year where results have been forecast to be more turbulent across the country, 77.6 per cent of students achieved five or more passes at C grade or above and 67 per cent hit the five A*-C including English and maths measure.

For the first time maths results surpassed the 80 per cent threshold at C grade or above. More than a quarter of the year group also qualified for the English Baccalaureate, which rewards students who achieve passes at C grade and above in English, maths, sciences, modern languages and either history or geography.

With a 99 per cent overall pass rate, once again it was a strong year for top performers with 34 pupils achieving eight plus A* and A grades.

Some of the top results included Helen Fairs, who achieved 11 A*s and one A grade, Cecile Andersen and Lewis Gilbert each achieved nine A*s and two A grades, while Lewis Cheetham and Sinead Golding were both able to count eight A*s and three A grades. Lewis’ success was all the more remarkable as he had spent several weeks in hospital prior to his exams.

Headteacher Gary Lewis, said: “This has been another very successful year for us with nearly a quarter of our results at A* and A grades. I am also glad that our students have achieved well across the board and not just at the top.

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“We have seen a real step change in the difficulty of GCSEs this year, particularly in English and science, and I am very relieved to see our results rise in all key measures against a background of complexity in the national picture.”