‘Brilliant’ Clevedon School students ‘excel’ in GCSE results
PUBLISHED: 14:03 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 23 August 2018
Nerves turned to elation and beaming smiles at Clevedon School this morning (Thursday) as students recorded a set of ‘brilliant’ results.
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.
“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.”
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.”