GCSE Results 2018

Left to Right: James Denny, Isaac Johnson and Oliver Carvell all achieved top grades at GCSE

Bridgnorth Endowed School is extremely pleased to report some considerable achievements from its students in this year’s GCSE results.

In particular, the top grades have seen the biggest rise with a record number of students being awarded Grade 9.

A remarkable performance, as the government rolls out its reformed 9 to 1 grading scale, with Grade 9, the highest mark, being awarded to far fewer students than the old A*.

The new courses are reported to be a lot tougher, with significantly more content and a shift to final exams rather than coursework.

Headteacher, Mr Worth said: “The new, more challenging GCSE qualifications have pushed some students to perform above the A* grade across a range of subjects. I’d like to thank the pupils and staff for their hard work and commitment.”

Outstanding individual successes include Oliver Carvell who achieved an impressive eight Grade 9s and has been offered a scholarship to study A Levels at Shrewsbury School.

“I’m really pleased with my results after all the hard work. The school provided a good framework of revision sessions and support, and I was given a great deal of encouragement, especially from my form tutor.”

Well done to Sophie Hartshorne, who’s moving on to King Edward’s to study A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths, after getting three 9s, five 8s and an A*.

Naomi Agwinah achieved high grades with 8s in both Spanish and French, and will go on to study A Level Maths, Further Maths, Economics and French at King Edward’s in Stourbridge.

Isaac Johnson scored top grades and is heading off to Thomas Telford to study A Levels, and Lucy Simms, who also had an excellent set of results, including two 9s and an A, will stay on at Bridgnorth Endowed for Sixth Form.

Ella Aldridge (left) and Bella Cox (Right) are both off to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Naomi Agwinah (Centre) will go on to King Edward’s in Stourbridge

Mr Worth highlights: “The high standard of teaching at Bridgnorth Endowed School was praised in a recent Ofsted report and the increase in the number of students gaining top grades is testament to this.”

Since taking up headship just over a year ago, Mr Worth has introduced a raft of changes and continues his mission towards an outstanding school with high standards of academic achievement for all, underpinned by traditional values of discipline, courtesy and good manners.

With ambitious plans to strengthen the curriculum, starting from this school year, all Year 10 and Year 11 pupils will now follow the EBacc pathway, taking a language and a humanity as well as science, maths and English.

Mr Worth concludes: “We believe passionately in giving our students every opportunity to accomplish beyond what they think is possible and go out into the world as well-rounded young people.”

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