Records fall at Gordano School

STUDENTS at Gordano School celebrated yet another record-breaking set of A-level results and for the seventh year running the pass rate at A-E grades exceeded 99 per cent.

More than 55 per cent of results were in the A*-B grades and the school broke the 80 per cent barrier at grade C and above for the first time, with more than 82 per cent of those in the upper grades.

Among the great sets of results there were some exceptional performances, with nine students achieving all straight As or A*s.

Rob Kemp achieved five A levels, three at A* and two at A grade. He will now take up his place at St John’s College, Oxford, to read medicine.

Abigail Wild achieved three A* grades, which will see her go on to Birmingham University to also study medicine.

Headteacher Gary Lewis said: “As a comprehensive school we are pleased to top the 80 per cent threshold at C grade and above at A-level again this year.

“It shows the depth of achievement in the year group and puts our students in a very strong position competing for university courses. It’s fantastic to see so many students achieve the grades they worked so hard for.”