An impressive 82% of students achieved at least 5 GCSE’s at A*- C in 2014, with 77% of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.
Twenty-eight students achieved the top A* and A grades in at least eight subjects including Frankie Benson, Thomas Cansdale, Ffion Chapman, Liam Cork, Oliver Cornforth, Thomas Crump, Ben Curry, Thomas Curry, George Done, Henry Fielding, Molly Garnett, Elle Heath, Andrew Huxtable, Monty Kennard, Laura Leigh, Ben Long, Abi Loveday, Jonathan Marlow, Ellie Minshall, Flora O’Neill, Emma Palmer, Hattie Payne-Gill, Steve Rodge, Hayley Sheldon, Aphra Smith, Lizzie Thornton, Daisy Williamson and Megan Winter.
The results in physics, Chinese, English, geography, history and maths were all considerably above national averages and students from across the ability range have achieved results that are a credit to them and demonstrate fabulous progress, said the school.
In many cases students exceeded their own predicted grades, and in addition to their GCSE successes, Year 11 students also made valuable contributions to the school and wider community, including raising money for charity, as volunteer sports leaders and peer mentors, as well as completing their Duke of Edinburgh.
On the sports field they have also excelled with an exceptional number of students receiving county and national honours.
Headteacher David Curry said he was ‘delighted’ with the GCSE results this summer and explained: “It is one of our best set of results in the past 10 years and continues to demonstrate that Bishop Heber High School prepares its students for the academic rigour of A-level and beyond.”
Mr Curry added: “This is a wonderful achievement for both students and staff, and is testimony to their hard work and commitment. I would like to congratulate all our students on their success. The hard work of the students themselves, together with the excellent teaching of my colleagues on the staff and the support of the students’ families has led to these outstanding results.
“Our head of sixth form, Gemma Dodd, is looking forward to welcoming most of our Year 11 back to our sixth form to continue their learning and study.
“Our excellent sixth form results reported last week, together with these very encouraging results, continue to demonstrate that Bishop Heber High School offers exciting and successful learning opportunities for young people.
“For those of our students who will be seeking training, employment or college opportunities we wish them well in their future and thank them for their contribution to our school.”
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