Gordano School’s A-level results day

Gordano School pupils with their A-level results: Oxford and Cambridge hopefuls Rosie Treble, Suzie

Gordano School pupils with their A-level results: Oxford and Cambridge hopefuls Rosie Treble, Suzie King, Miles Chandler, Liv Withers, Adam Stevens and Rachael Kemp - Credit: Archant

PORTISHEAD students breathed a sigh of relief as another year of excellent A-level results were unveiled against an ever-changing educational landscape.

Gordano School pupils Tom and Livvy with their results

Gordano School pupils Tom and Livvy with their results - Credit: Archant

Once again Gordano School sixth form is proudly celebrating an outstanding set of results.

For the second year running, Gordano’s head boy and girl have gained places at Oxford University. Suzie King will study English literature and Adam Stevens chemistry. They are joined by students Miles Chandler and Olivia Withers, who will both study English literature.

Four students have gained places at Cambridge with Rachel Kemp and Ben Hunter-Craig studying veterinary science and engineering respectively, while Carys Gilbert and Rosie Treble will study medicine.

Just under three quarters of the grades achieved at Gordano were A*- C and the proportion of grades at A*/A was just above 20 per cent.


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A host of exceptional performances included 2 A*s, an A, and an A* extended project from Carmen Bowes, who will study classics at Durham, Emily Binnington’s four A grades which will lead to her studying mechanical engineering at Sheffield, and Emily Wall who will study politics at Exeter after gaining 2 A*s and an A and an A grade extended project.

Three students have won places on prestigious apprenticeships, Lauren Fortune with Ernst and Young, and Holly Palmer and Luke Carey with the Ministry of Defence.

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One Gordano student, who will have understandably been distracted from worrying about her A-level results over the past weeks, is Ruby Harrold who can now add her PE A-level certificate to the gold, silver and bronze medals she has just brought back from the Commonwealth Games.

Headteacher Gary Lewis, said: “Our numbers in sixth form have grown significantly in the past couple of years and our cohort is increasingly diverse so it is pleasing to see the high number of distinctions and merits on vocational courses as well as successes in traditional A-levels.

“We know too that the changes to A-level exams have made the qualification significantly harder and our students’ success is all the more praiseworthy in that context.”

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