Outstanding results for Gordano School

Gordano School A-level pupils

Gordano School A-level pupils - Credit: Archant

STUDENTS at Gordano Sixth Form in Portishead have been celebrating yet another set of outstanding A-level results.

Gordano School A-level pupils

Gordano School A-level pupils - Credit: Archant

More than three quarters of the grades achieved by students were A*- C grades and for the ninth consecutive year, the pass rate for A-E grades exceeded 99 per cent.

Gordano School A-level pupils: Head boy Adam and head girl Ellie

Gordano School A-level pupils: Head boy Adam and head girl Ellie - Credit: Archant

These results were achieved by the largest cohort in the school’s history and the first to enjoy the new sixth form building at the school.

Gordano School A-level pupils: Despite fitting her studies in around her training, European Windsurf

Gordano School A-level pupils: Despite fitting her studies in around her training, European Windsurfing Champion Noelle Finch achieved an A* in PE and three grade B A-levels (Critical Thinking, Psychology and Geography ). - Credit: Archant

A record 27 students achieved at least one A* grade. A host of exceptional performances was topped by Matt March who achieved four A*s and an extended project A*. Matt is going to study engineering at Cambridge University.

Gordano School A-level pupils: A* students Matt March (left) and Tom Clancy

Gordano School A-level pupils: A* students Matt March (left) and Tom Clancy - Credit: Archant

Tom Clough achieved three A*s and will study engineering at Southampton.

Gordano School A-level pupils: Samantha Smith was relieved to pass A-levels in Psychology and Englis

Gordano School A-level pupils: Samantha Smith was relieved to pass A-levels in Psychology and English which will allow her to take up her chef’s apprenticeship - Credit: Archant


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With A* and A passes in their chosen subjects, head boy Adam Grey and head girl Eleanor Thornhill are both going on to study medicine at Oxford in October.

Gordano School A-level pupils: Head boy Adam and head girl Ellie

Gordano School A-level pupils: Head boy Adam and head girl Ellie - Credit: Archant

Headteacher Gary Lewis said: “This is another wonderful set of results from an outstanding sixth form. Our cohort has expanded once again and it is pleasing to see the number of distinctions on vocational courses as our students excel across a diverse range of study paths.

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“As well as university destinations, we have a number of students who have successfully obtained apprenticeships at the highest level across a range of sectors.”

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