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BUDEHAVEN STUDENTS CELEBRATE GCSE RESULTS
A total of 199 Year 11 students were celebrating on Thursday morning at Budehaven Community School as they received their GCSE results. Staff and students at Budehaven are pleased that despite a national picture of continued turbulence in examinations results, overall standards in many subjects have improved compared with last year. ‘Results in a number of subjects have shown improvement, and this is particularly gratifying in mathematics where students and teachers have worked tremendously hard,’ said headteacher David Barton.
Over 1800 exams were taken by the Year 11 students, and just over 18% of them have been awarded as grades A and A*. In English the number of A*/A grades is significantly above the national figures, and our maths A*-C results are also significantly above national results. David Barton expressed his delight; ‘I am very pleased with the results that many of our students are enjoying. Across all subjects our most able students have achieved some excellent grades.’
Nine students achieved all A* and A in their GCSEs. Sophie Ball, Augusta Clayton, Sean Cummins, Shaun Foster, Lowenna Hooper, Emma Jones, Molly Mees, Thomas Sobey and Kelsey Wosnitska all gained the top grades across all their subjects with Molly and Shaun achieving A*s in all their exams.
Others, including some of those students that have found school more difficult and challenging have also gained some really good results which will set them up for their future. 57% of students in the year group gained 5A*-C grades, 55% of our students achieved both English and maths, and 96% gained 5A*-G. Coordinator of Learning for the year group, Martin Reay, explained what the results mean for the students. ‘This morning was wonderful with so many happy students and parents. Everyone in the year group have offers of an apprenticeship, employment or a place in the school Sixth form or at a further education college confirmed, and this is fantastic news.’
Maureen Connolly-Webster, Chair of Governors was full of praise for the students’ achievements. ‘Students and staff have worked extremely hard. These GCSE results will prove a springboard for young peoples’ future success in the years to come.’
Enrolment for Budehaven’s Sixth Form takes place in the school Library on Friday, 28th August between 9.00 and 12.30.