Record year for Gordano pupils

Gordano School GCSE results day: Gareth, Dylan, Dan and Dan

Gordano School GCSE results day: Gareth, Dylan, Dan and Dan - Credit: Archant

GORDANO School celebrated a record number of top performances by its GCSE students this year.

Gordano School GCSE results day

Gordano School GCSE results day - Credit: Archant

More than 77 per cent of students achieved five or more passes at C grade or above and 66 per cent hit the five A*-C, including English and maths, measure.

Gordano School GCSE results day: Heather Bragg and Rob March who both had nine A*s amongst their gr

Gordano School GCSE results day: Heather Bragg and Rob March who both had nine A*s amongst their grades - Credit: Archant

Thirty-five per cent of the year group also qualified for the new English Baccalaureate which rewards students who achieve passes at C grade and above in English, maths, sciences, modern languages and either history or geography. This is almost double last year’s average for English schools and a record for Gordano.

There is also a new record for best performers at the Portishead school with 57 pupils achieving eight or more A* and A grades, with 19 banking five A*s or more.

Some of the highest achievers include Amy Tang with 12 A*s and one A, and Amy Warrellow with 10 A*s and one A. Heather Bragg and Rob March achieved nine A*s among their grades and Megan Hicks and Connor Williams each racked up eight A*s with four and three A grades respectively.

Headteacher Gary Lewis said: “This has been a stunningly successful year for us with nearly 30 per cent A* and A grades.

“I am also pleased that our students have achieved well across the board and not just at the top. Although it is noticeable that there has been tough marking at the C/D borderline, especially in the core subjects, that seems to be part of the national picture.

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“Overall this is a really strong set of results for year 11.”