Diligence of students reaps GCSE dividends
An outstanding body of work delivers record-breaking number of top grades in 2021.
Despite another year of educational disruptions, the dedication of our Year 11 students has been justly rewarded, with a record-breaking 61% of students receiving a grade of 9-7 for their GCSE coursework.
The students, who were severely impacted once again by the reorganisation of public examinations, faced an intense period of assessment across the summer term, which saw them deliver an impressive body of work with which to support the Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) required for 2021.
Said Mr Barker, Deputy Head:
“The focus and commitment with which these young individuals have applied themselves is outstanding. Their continued motivation and engagement throughout the rigorous testing and all the challenges with which they have been presented is evidenced in these GCSE results. With a pass rate of 98% and well over two-thirds of students achieving a grade 6 or above, the grades awarded are a true reflection of the effort they have invested and we should indeed be very proud of their accomplishments.”
These GCSE results follow another excellent display at A-level, where Bridgewater Sixth Form students achieved a perfect pass rate, with 85% of all grades at B and above.
Mrs Nairn, Headmistress added:
“Once again our Year 11 and Year 13 students have had to face an academic year unlike any other. As a school we have done everything possible to minimise the disruption of enforced closures and continue to provide our desired standard of education, something we could not have achieved without the unwavering support of our parent body. I must also give praise to my teaching staff for ensuring the delivery of this curriculum and provision of tailored support for each and every pupil. However, these results are testament to the resilience and determination of the students; a group of individuals who have much to be proud of.
Changing expectations and lost opportunities are just some of the ways this pandemic has continued to impact on this year’s cohort and I am full of praise for the way they have handled the situation. Congratulations to all on these outstanding results and we look forward to welcoming them into Sixth Form in September.”
For anyone wishing to learn more about the benefits of a Bridgewater School education, visitors are invited to attend our Sixth Form and Whole School open events taking place in the autumn. View our opendays for more information.