PUPILS and staff at Bourne Community College were celebrating record GCSE results today (Thursday, August 22).
In total, a record 55 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths – up 10 per cent on last year.
Sophie Wright was one of those celebrating today with eight A* grades, two As and one B.
“I am really pleased, I couldn’t believe how many I got, I don’t know how I did it really,” said Sophie, who is planning to go to Havant College next year to study English literature, French, fine art and graphics.
The English department achieved an A*-C pass rate of 84 per cent, with a record 20 per cent of students gaining one of the top A*-A grades.
Not to be outdone, the mathematics department once again broke its own record by supporting 68 per cent of students in gaining an A*-C grade, with more than 10 per cent gaining the top A*-A grades.
Rebecca Edwards said she was ‘really happy’ with her five A* grades, four As and one B.
“It was better than I expected,” she said.
Susmita Gurling achieved two A* and six A grades.
She is going to Havant to study maths and sciences and hopes to go on to be a doctor.
Twins Matthew and George Bacon were both celebrating their results today.
Matthew achieved five As, three Bs and one C, plus a BTEC in ICT.
“I am happy with what I got,” he said. “I did a retake on the maths because I got a B last time and I really wanted an A so it is good to have that.”
George got two A* grades, six As and one C, saying he was happy with his results overall.
Robin Scales achieved three A* grades and six A grades.
“I was really happy with my music grade because I didn’t think I had done that well in it,” she said.
Lucy Pratt, who got seven A* grades and four A grades, said she was ‘shocked’ by the results.
“I am quite surprised about where I got my A*s, I wasn’t expecting to get them where I did,” she said.
Bradley Talbot got two A* grades, five As and three Bs.
“I can’t believe I got an A* in French, I just can’t believe it,” he said.
Other individual successes include Brendan Wood (eight A* or A grades), Ciara Hitchcock (eight A*or A grades) and Ivan Whitehurst-Reed (eight A*or A grades).
Congratulating all the pupils on their success head teacher Simon Liley said: “We have once again had record results, all the staff have done a fantastic job and the kids have worked really hard.
“It is the best day of the school year.”
Department results included:
Biology (100 per cent A*-C, 41 percent A*-A), chemistry (100 per cent A*-C, 52 per cent A*-A), Physics (100p er cent A*-C, 45 per cent A*-A), Statistics (100 per cent A*-C, 45 per cent A*-A), Spanish (100 per cent A*-C), Performing Arts (75 per cent A*-C), Religious Studies (71 per cent A*-C), PE (69 per cent A*-C), Music (64 per cent A*-C), French (63 per cent A*-C), and Art (62 per cent A*-C).