Record-breakers at Backwell

Backwell GCSE pupils: Alexander King and Tsz Hin Isaac Au

Backwell GCSE pupils: Alexander King and Tsz Hin Isaac Au - Credit: supplied

PUPILS at Backwell School have become GCSE record-breakers after achieving the school’s best ever results.

Backwell GCSE pupils: James Horton, Tom Linden and Ricky Enoch

Backwell GCSE pupils: James Horton, Tom Linden and Ricky Enoch - Credit: supplied

A total of 81 per cent of students gained at least five A*-C grades including English and maths in their exams, the highest figure the school has achieved.

Eighty six per cent also gained at least five A*-C grades.

Among the high-achievers were Emma Wood and Sarah Buddle, who both gained 13 A*s, and Jen Atherton, who gained 12.

Headteacher Julian Baldwin said: “We are a comprehensive school and we are delighted that every single student has at least 5 GCSE passes – congratulations to every single student.


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“During their studies this group of students have faced unprecedented and sudden changes in their courses and their exams.

“They have worked with great determination and enthusiasm in and out of the classroom, often volunteering to attend extra lessons after school.

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“They are a lovely group of young people, and thoroughly deserve their success.”

Backwell students achieved highlight in all subjects this year, with 84 per cent gaining a C grade or above in English language and 91 per cent in maths.

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