The deputy headteacher at Bishop Luffa School has praised the hard-working year group who collected their GCSE results today (Thursday, August 23).
Colin Lankester said the achievements were ‘well-deserved’ after 86 per cent of pupils were awarded at least five A*-C grades, and 77 per cent gained at least five GCSE grades A*-C including English and maths.
40 per cent of all entries were awarded A* or A grades.
“It’s good to see our young people celebrating: they deserve it,” said Nick Taunt, headteacher.
“They have worked exceptionally hard across the board, those who are academically gifted as well as those who have found school subjects difficult. They are a group of young people with a bright future. I know our teachers and support staff will also be delighted for them.”
“I would like to pay credit to our staff who have gone the extra mile in helping our pupils develop into responsible, caring and characterful young people.
“And I appreciate parents’ support for their children and the school.”
36 pupils performed exceptionally well by gaining at least nine grades at A* or A in their GCSE exams: Katie Adams, Ruth Allan, Lily Applebee, Sophie Bennett, Kizzie Bridgman, Nicola Brown, Alice Budeja, Sebastian Burgess, Benjamin Duncan-duggal, Jade Ewers, Georgina Freeborn, Eleanor Grant-Richardson, Rebecca Harrington, Rachel Harris, Sophie Hawker, Ruby Kane, Krysia Karas, Thomas Liddell, Maria Luc, Esther Millington, Lucie Mirams, Beth Mitchell, Edward Mudd, Hannah New, Heritage Oluwarounke, Susannah Pendle, Hannah Pocock, Jack Scott Green, Holly Shippam Ridgewell, Joseph Skinner, Hannah Smith, Christopher Taylor, Matthew Thompson, Samuel Thrussell, Charlotte Vawdrey, John Wilkinson.