GCSE RESULTS 2017: Exceeding expectations at Haygrove
STUDENTS at Haygrove School in Bridgwater were jumping for joy on Thursday (August 25, 2017) after celebrating superb GCSE results.
Sixty-seven per cent of students achieved a good or strong pass (level 4-9) in the new GCSE English and maths exams, and 22 per cent gained the English Baccalaureate.
“I am delighted with how well our students have achieved this year and so proud of the effort and commitment they, and our staff, have shown,” said Haygrove headteacher Mrs Canham.
“There are many wonderful success stories across the whole year group with the majority of the students gaining the grades they need to move on to the next stage of their education feeling proud and confident in their ability.”
A total of 34 students gained five or more GCSEs at grade A* or A (level 7-9) of which 12 achieved eight or more GCSEs at this level – Tom Williams, Alice Scott, Mary Lockyer, Jools Wheeler, Gemma Shanahan, Eve Jenner, Daniel Edwards, Casey Williams, Lauren Sweeting, Andrew Midenda, Jake Moll and Kate Bancroft.
Kate Bancroft and Jake Moll excelled in the year group with both of them achieving this top grade in 13 of their GCSE subjects.
Jake, who achieved an outstanding grade in maths, said: “Doing well is also about your mindset and really wanting to do well in your exams. And that’s not only in the last couple of months, but throughout the year!”
And Gemma Shanahan added: “I started revising around Easter and did lots of past papers which were a real help.”
Haygrove deputy head Mr Reid said: “For many of our students progress is as important as attainment and I am delighted to say that our students have proved that with effort and determination that can exceed expectations and gain the results they truly deserve.
“Well done also to Alice Scott, Tara Brazier, Tilly Bond, Aleks Jursa, Honlok Lee and Joe Shadrick all of whom made excellent progress in a range of subjects.”
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