GCSE results: Gordano School beats national average

Esme McGowan and Abby Radcliffe.

Esme McGowan and Abby Radcliffe. - Credit: Archant

Gordano School’s acting headteacher has saluted his pupils for a ‘very strong set of results’ as teenagers received their GCSE grades this morning (Thursday).

Sophie and Annabelle.

Sophie and Annabelle. - Credit: Archant

The new-look exams in English and maths did not deter the school’s students, with 77 per cent of them gaining a standard level 4 pass in both subjects.

In other subjects, four in every five grades was a C or better, meaning the Portishead school performed better than the national average.

Gordano’s acting headteacher, Tom Inman, said: “This has been another very strong set of results for us with some figures showing it as our best-ever performance.

Polly and Esme.

Polly and Esme. - Credit: Archant

“Overall I am hugely reassured by the consistency of results despite the system being significantly more volatile with the introduction of the new GCSE courses.


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“This is, of course, testament to the efforts of our students, but also a result of the leadership of our amazing staff who have led our young people to such success.”

At Gordano 39 pupils achieved the equivalent of eight or more A* and A grades.

Oliver with his exam results.

Oliver with his exam results. - Credit: Archant

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Among the most successful students were Abby Radcliffe and Dominic Williams, both of whom achieved seven A*s and one new grade 9 and Jack Rooth and Esme McGowan, both of whom achieved six A* grades, with Jack also scoring a new grade 9.

The school was also pleased to see 57 per cent of its disadvantaged pupils gain passes in English and maths.

Mr Inman said: “I am particularly pleased by how many of our more vulnerable learners have achieved, with results for some of our more disadvantaged young people continuing to rise strongly.

Naomi, Jemma and Grace.

Naomi, Jemma and Grace. - Credit: Archant

“This bodes really well for their next steps in education or training.

“Many of our young people will be returning to Gordano’s sixth form, which posted some of the best results in the school’s history last week.

“Whether they are staying with us, moving onto college or progressing to apprenticeships, it’s hugely rewarding to see them move on with such a strong set of qualifications already in the bank.

Matt, Sam, Billy and Louis.

Matt, Sam, Billy and Louis. - Credit: Archant

“Congratulations to them and a huge thank you to our staff and parents who have supported our young people to success.”

Jennifer and Molly after collecting their results.

Jennifer and Molly after collecting their results. - Credit: Archant

GCSE pupils with their exam results.

GCSE pupils with their exam results. - Credit: Archant

Marcus, Harry and Oliver with their GCSE results.

Marcus, Harry and Oliver with their GCSE results. - Credit: Archant

GCSE pupils with their exam results.

GCSE pupils with their exam results. - Credit: Archant

Gordano School enjoyed a successful GCSE results' day.

Gordano School enjoyed a successful GCSE results' day. - Credit: Archant

Esme McGowan and Abby Radcliffe.

Esme McGowan and Abby Radcliffe. - Credit: Archant

Cody and Jonny collecting their GCSE results.

Cody and Jonny collecting their GCSE results. - Credit: Archant

Gordano School enjoyed a successful GCSE results' day.

Gordano School enjoyed a successful GCSE results' day. - Credit: Archant

GCSE pupils collecting their exam results.

GCSE pupils collecting their exam results. - Credit: Archant

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