With 94% of students gaining five or more GCSEs at A*-C and with just under half of all grades being the top A* and A awards, Bruton School for Girls continues to build its reputation for consistently high achievements year on year.
Among the crop of A* and A grades were:
Li-Yun Kuo who gained 10A* and 1A, and both Eliza Robertson from Frome and Ellie Rickards from Holton who received 7A* and 3As each.
A special mention goes to 14 year old Genevieve Baker, from Thornford near Sherborne, who took GCSE Latin early and received an A* with full marks in two of the papers.
Headmistress Nicola Botterill congratulated all the girls on their results:
“People often don’t realise we are an academically non-selective school and take students from a wide ability range, so I am especially pleased with our results and the personal successes our girls have achieved.
“They have proved that hard work and dedication has paid off with a fantastic set of results across a wide range of subjects with some outstanding results in certain subject areas including Biology, Music and Art.”
In Science, 93% of the Biology students gained a B grade or higher whilst in both Chemistry and Physics 87% of grades were A*-B confirming the school’s growing reputation for encouraging ‘girls in science’.
The school’s art department has for some time been recognised as particularly strong and this year three girls: Lily Piper, Alex Chadfield and Estelle Spinner (winner of the Bruton Art Society's school competition), all gained full marks in their exams which is a super reflection on the teaching and creativity.
In Music 100% of candidates gained A* or A grade with 75% of the students gaining the top A* grade.
Additional results include:
Alex Chadfield, from London, was awarded a total of 5A* and 4A grades
Sabrina Lui from Hong Kong received 5A* and 4As
Sophia Dugdale from North Cadbury gained 2A* and 7 A grades
Megan Hotson from Frome gained 7As and 1 A*
Sade Oram from Mere also gained 7As and 1A*
Mrs Botterill was looking forward to welcoming many of the girls back to begin their A Level studies at the school’s Sixth Form, which last week announced an excellent set of A Level results where 40% of A Level grades were A or A* - far above the national average of 25.9%.