Fantastic results for Backwell School

Pheobe Cowley, Vicky Lee-Bapty, Finn Merlett and James Wolstencroft.

Pheobe Cowley, Vicky Lee-Bapty, Finn Merlett and James Wolstencroft. - Credit: Archant

BACKWELL School is delighted after students achieved ‘fantastic results’ in their GCSE exams.

Lucy Hickling and Maddy Cox showing off their grades at Backwell School.

Lucy Hickling and Maddy Cox showing off their grades at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

An impressive 35 students achieved at least eight or more grades at A* and A.

Vicky Lee-Bapty with her GCSE results at Backwell School.

Vicky Lee-Bapty with her GCSE results at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant

Some of the top scorers were Vicky Lee-Bapty who picked up 12 A* grades, while Maddy Cox scored 11 and Lucy Hickling achieved ten A* grades.

Emma Jackson, Joe Sullivan, Eliza Overton and Alice Lucas.

Emma Jackson, Joe Sullivan, Eliza Overton and Alice Lucas. - Credit: Archant

Overall, 79 per cent of students gained at least five A*-C grades and 63 per cent achieved A*-C grades with English and Maths.

Backwell School students line up to get their results.

Backwell School students line up to get their results. - Credit: Archant

Forty-two per cent of pupils gained the prestigious English Baccalaureate, the government’s measure of a broad and balanced examination achievement.

Chris Waldron opening his grades at Backwell School.

Chris Waldron opening his grades at Backwell School. - Credit: Archant


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Headteacher, Julian Baldwin, was very pleased with the results.

George Robb, Joshua Thomas and Will Barlow.

George Robb, Joshua Thomas and Will Barlow. - Credit: Archant

He said: “Our young people have done really well, especially given that there is so much uncertainty about GCSE marking and grades that we face at the moment.

Charlotte Follett, Frankie O’Mahoney and Ceri Harland.

Charlotte Follett, Frankie O’Mahoney and Ceri Harland. - Credit: Archant

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“Some changes teachers know about, others they don’t until the results come out.

“So many of our students have worked extremely hard and have met or exceeded their very challenging targets - I congratulate them all, but special mention must go to Chris Ludlow and Jamie Kearse, who both surpassed their targets in every single subject.”

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