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Posted on: 23/08/2018

Delighted staff and students as a 98% pass rate at GCSE is achieved

High achievements have been celebrated at as the year 11’s collected their GCSE results.

Tears of shock and happiness could be seen amongst the smiles as the students found out if they had achieved the grades needed to stay on for sixth form or go onto alternative further study.

Porcha Taylor had a nice surprise after being worried about her grades over the summer. She said: “I was really shocked because the whole holiday I convinced myself I did badly. I worked really hard for this so I’m really happy.”

Porcha is staying at BGS for the sixth form after achieving seven 8’s; three 9’s and an A*. She hopes to study biology, chemistry maths and a fourth option she is yet to decide on.

Lauren Moriarty Antonia Rapaciol Porcha Taylor

With a 98% pass rate and over 55% of all GCSEs resulting in an 7, 8 or 9, equivalent to A*/A students and staff were delighted

Also, staying on at BGS for sixth form after achieving eight 9’s, an 8, a 7 and an A* in Further Maths is Pranav Talluri. He will be doing maths, further maths, physics and computer science at A Level. Pranav said: “I’m really happy, it wasn’t expected at all but I worked really hard so I’m glad it paid off.”

Headteacher Dr Andy Gillespie said: “This set of results shows how the hard work and dedication of the students with the support of our teaching team pays off.  I am delighted with how many of our students will be staying with us to continue their studies at A Level and look forward to welcoming new external students in our larger 6th form.”

George Embleton Pranav Talluri