GCSE results: Backwell School head 'thrilled' with grades
PUBLISHED: 12:36 20 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:23 20 August 2015
Staff and students at Backwell School are 'chuffed' after receiving their GCSE results.
Gallery: GCSE results day at Backwell School
Most-improved student Amber Dymond with headteacher Julian Baldwin.
Improved students Amber Dymond and Toby Baxter with headteacher Julian Baldwin.
Boys at Backwell School with their GCSE results.
Girls at Backwell School.
Students waiting for their results.
Students at Backwell School waiting for their results.
Emma Chapman achieved eight A*s, three As and one B.
Jack Brent, Andy Burton and Dan Bewley (L-R).
Jasmin Emery, Joe Gentry and Will Magromallis.
Mollie McKeon achieved 13 A*s and one A grade.
Best friends Mollie McKeon and Bryanny Hampshire.
Rebecca Starr and Tiegan Chidegy (L-R).
Tiffany Au, Isabel Newland, Rahul Magudia and Lydia Chadwick (L-R).
Zachary Nanji-Pritchard achieved 13 A*s.
74 per cent of students achieved a minimum of five A*-C grades, while 35 students gained eight or more A*-A grades.
In addition, 47 students have made progress significantly above the national average since joining the school and exceeded their predicted exam grades.
Headteacher Julian Baldwin said: “They have done fantastically well and we are really thrilled with the results.
“The results are well above the national average and we have maintained last year’s record achievements.
“We are also celebrating those students who have achieved their best and exceeded their predicted grades – the progress they have made since joining Backwell has been immense.
“There is so much turmoil and change in education so we are really pleased our students can continue to maintain their high levels of success.”
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