Buckler’s Mead Academy are once again celebrating fantastic GCSE results. This has been a year of extreme volatility in results across the country as new harder GCSEs have been introduced, with English and Maths now graded at 9-1 rather than A*-G. Students and staff met this challenge with a huge amount of hard work and dedication, which has paid off in the results achieved.

Top performing students include Rachael Toogood, who secured a Grade 9 in English and an 8 in Maths, along with 5 A*s, 2 Starred Distinctions and 1 A. Sian Dennett heads off to Kings College Taunton, with a Grade 9 in Maths and an 8 in English along with 6 Grade A*s and 1 Starred Distinction, Bradley Bartlett gained an 8 in both English and Maths accompanied by 2 A*s, 2 Starred Distinctions and 4 As. Heather Walford gained a 9 in Maths along with 1 A*, Starred Distinctions and 2 A grades. Chloe Syme gained the top Grade 9 in English and James Bosley achieved the top grade 9 in Maths.

In addition to these outstanding attainment grades, Elizabeth Kemble, Mikolaj Kuskowski, and Izzy Gynn all achieved at least 2 grades in each subject above the government’s expectation, with Rachael Toogood, Adam Nicholson and Joseph Kirkpatrick all achieving at least one and a half grades above the government’s expectations.

Headteacher Sara Gorrod commented ‘Once again Buckler’s Mead Academy students continue to do brilliant things, aspirations continue to rise and so too are the high class grades. Many students have done incredibly well both in terms of attainment or the progress they have made. This is an extremely tough time for both students and staff with the many government changes but once again all those associated with Buckler’s Mead Academy have risen to the challenge.’

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