GCSE RESULTS 2017: Amazing news from Bruton School for Girls
BRUTON School for Girls – on the back of record-breaking A-Level results – announced on Thursday (August 24, 2017) an impressive set of GCSE achievements with 97 per cent of grades awards at A* to C.
Almost a quarter of grades scored the top mark of A* and 86% of grades were A*/B.
In the first year of numerical grades being awarded for English and Maths, Ofqual predicted that only three per cent of students sitting maths would gain the top accolade of a Grade 9.
However, Bruton School for Girls saw results where an impressive 11% of students gained a 9 in maths. In addition, eight per cent of BSG students gained a Grade 9 in English Literature.
BSG has also scored extremely highly on the measure showing the ‘value added’ a school brings, showing that every girl has significantly exceeded their expected grades.
Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, congratulated all the girls on their results:
“We are delighted for the girls and as an academically non-selective school with students from a wide ability range, this demonstrates the excellent teaching and individual attention we offer really does make a difference, although of course results are only one part of their education,” she said.
Among the crop of top A* and A grades were: Elsie McCloud with 5A*, 1A, 2x9s and 1x8; Christiana Bingley from Sherborne with 4A*s, 2As and 2x9s; Diana Zhu from China with 4A*, 4As and a 9 in Maths; Amy Lugg from Frome with 4A*, 4As and grades 8,7,7 (A grade equivalents); Millie Whitmarsh from Frome with 3A*, 5As and 3 x grade 7s (which is equivalent to an A); Hannah Gompertz with 5 As and grades 7,7,8 (A grade equivalents).
Mrs Botterill added that BSG had a particularly strong year where art, French and German students all gained mostly A*/As. There was further success across the board for Humanities and Sciences where every single grade was A*-B.
Mrs Botterill was looking forward to welcoming girls back to begin their A-Level studies at the school’s Sixth Form, which last week announced its best ever set of A-Level results where 92 % of all grades awarded were A*-C grades with 54% grades at A*/A, far above the national trend.
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