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GCSE Results up by 3%

Wednesday 25th August 2010


Schools across the borough are celebrating, following the release of provisional GCSE results today. The borough’s GCSE results are up 3% on last year for 5 A* - C’s including English and Maths. The notable successes include:

 

Biddenham Upper School

  • 173 students received five or more A*-C grades

 

The school improved on its results for A* - C grades, including English and Maths, with an 11% increase.

 

Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College

  • 169 students received five or more A*-C grades
  • 5+ A* - C results have increased from 42% in 2008 to 65% in 2010
  • An increase in the number of A* and A grades reflecting improved achievement of our more able students
  • Every student achieved a qualification of some kind

 

Some notable achievements from individual students include:

 

Rory Chadbourne  7 A* / A grades (17 A* - C grades in total)

Prabjoth Kaur 7 A* / A grades (14 A* - C grades in total)

Kavita Thind 8 A grades (14 A* - C grades in total)

Jack Washington  7 A* / A grades ( 14 A* - C grades in total)

Cassey Lack – Cassey achieved 12 A* - C grades

Hannah Twomey - Hannah achieved 11 A* - C grades

 

John Bunyan Upper School

  • 174 students received five or more A*-C grades

 

The school has tripled its results since 2007.

 

Ursula Bryne, Head Teacher, at John Bunyan Upper School, said: “I would like to congratulate all the students, teachers and staff for their commitment, especially during these times, when the school was preparing for change in light of becoming an Academy on the 31st August. This change could have been disruptive, however the outcome was quite the contrary. I am delighted with these set of results.”

 

Mark Rutherford Upper School

  • 147 students received five or more A*-C grades

Mark Rutherford students have maintained the standards set last year with 49% gaining 5A* – C grades including English and Maths and 65% achieving 5A* - C grades.

 

Congratulations to the English Department who worked hard to improve the percentage of A* - C grades in English Language by 14% to 68% this year. English Literature results also improved by 18% as 89% of students achieved A* - C grades.

 

 

Some notable achievements from individual students include:

 

Sherice Banton  7A* and 7A,  Sophie Ben Taib 6A* and 6A, Anusha Mistry 6A* and 6A.

 

 

Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College

  • 329 students received five or more A*-C grade

The school improved on its results for A* - C grades, including English and Maths, with a 6% increase.

 

St. Thomas More Catholic Upper School

  • 156 students received five or more A*-C grades

The 2010 cohort of students has achieved a 76% A*-C pass rate, exceeding its set target by 6%, with 96% pass rate of A-G being reached. Last year the Average Point Score per student was 443; this year there has been a jump to 517 per students made.

 

Alan Lee, Head teacher, at St. Thomas More, said: “Our students have surpassed themselves again. Their determination to succeed has paid-off, as have the efforts of staff.”

 

Wootton Upper School

  • 240 students received five or more A*-C grades

The school is celebrating its best ever GCSE results, having achieved the highest A* - C pass rate in its history. Similarly the percentage of students gaining 5 A* - C at 82% is the best ever. The school has also achieved its highest ever number of GCSE  passes at A* and A.

 

Particularly pleasing results have come from Science, where 77% of students achieved at least 2 GCSE passes at A* - C. Over 94% of students who took separate GCSE’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics achieved A* - C passes.

 

Subjects with the highest percentage pass rates at A* are Geography, Sociology, Electronic Products and Dance.

 

Once again Maths has achieved an A* - C pass rate of over 70%.

Some notable achievements from individual students include:

 

One Marston Moretaine family with three children in Year 11 at Wootton Upper School have great cause for celebration as between them Holly, Ben and Liam achieved no fewer than 20A* grades and 14 1/2 A grades.

 

Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, at Bedford Borough Council, said: “The borough’s GCSE results are up 10% on last year for 5 A* - C’s (up 3% on last year for 5 A* - C’s, including English and Maths). Following on the success of our ‘A’ Level results last week, I’d like to acknowledge the hard work that students and staff have put in to get these excellent results."

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