GCSE results: Bishop Luffa praises ‘unstinting’ support from its teachers

Grace Waller, 16, Maddie Ursell, 16, and Maddie  Adams, 16
Grace Waller, 16, Maddie Ursell, 16, and Maddie Adams, 16

An 89-per-cent pass rate in the maths GCSE delighted Bishop Luffa head teacher Nick Taunt.

“With standards rising and exams becoming tougher, particularly in English and maths, it is particularly good to see 81 per cent of the year group gaining A*-C grades in English and 89% in maths,” he said today (August 20).

Lexie Harris,16, Joe Sissons, 16, Maddie Adams, 16, Duncan Troy 16, and Nathan Meagher, 16 celebrating  their success

Lexie Harris,16, Joe Sissons, 16, Maddie Adams, 16, Duncan Troy 16, and Nathan Meagher, 16 celebrating their success

Overall, 76 per cent of pupils gained at least five GCSE A*-C grades including English and maths.

More than a third of all entries were awarded A* or A grades.

There were 39 pupils who gained at least eight A*-A grades.

“Pupils worked extremely hard across the wide ability range,” said Andy Jackson, head of key stage four.

“Several have overcome considerable difficulties to get great results.”

Mr Taunt added: “It is a great pleasure working with dedicated teachers and support staff: their excellent teaching and support has been unstinting. Pupils have also benefited from their parents’ support for their children and the school.”

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