Record GCSE results for BSG

Record GCSE results for BSG

On the back of ‘best ever’ A Level results, Bruton School for Girls has announced record GCSE results with 99% of grades awarded at A*-C and 93% of students achieving 8 or more GCSEs at A*-C.

The percentage achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C was 100% - the best results for years.

Almost half of this gifted cohort achieved 8 or more GCSEs at A*/A with an impressive 68% of all grades across the year group scoring A*/A. 

Bruton School for Girls is going from strength to strength and continues to build its reputation for consistently high achievements year on year, outperforming many larger local schools.

BSG has also scored extremely highly on the measure showing the ‘value added’ a school brings, gaining the school’s highest score yet, showing that every girl has significantly exceeded their expected grades.

Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, congratulated all the girls on their results:  

“We are all absolutely delighted with their tremendous results and this, given that we are an academically non-selective school with students from a wide ability range, demonstrates the excellent teaching and individual attention we offer really does make a difference.”

Among the crop of A* and A grades were: 

Poppy Gotto from Queen Camel with 8 A* and 3 As
Eloise Bance from Keinton Mandeville with 7 A* and 5 As
Alice Tindal from Charlton Musgrove with 7 A* and 3 As
Laura Jenkins from Evercreech with 7 A* and 3 As
Genevieve Baker from Thornford with 6 A* and 5 As
Amy Harvey from North Wootton also with 6 A* and 5 As

Mrs Botterill added that certain subjects had a particularly strong year with Biology students all gaining A*/ A and all Chemistry and Physics students gaining a B grade or higher with almost half at A*, confirming the school’s growing reputation for encouraging ‘girls in science’.

Whilst some schools are seeing a dip in interest in MFL, at Bruton, languages continue to be very popular with every student studying Spanish, German and Latin gaining a B grade or higher and, including French, almost half the language grades awarded were A*.

The school’s art department has for some time been recognised as particularly strong and this year every student gained either an A* or A. 

And the same success continues for the flourishing Music Department where all students gained a B or higher.

Mrs Botterill was looking forward to welcoming 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 90 % of all grades awarded were A*-C grades with an impressive 28% gaining the top grade of A*, far above the national trend.   

Breakdown of 2016 results:
Percentage of GCSE grades A* 26%   
Percentage of GCSE grades A*/A 68%   
Percentage of GCSE grades A*/B 93%   
Percentage of GCSE grades A*/C 99%   
Percentage achieving 5 or more A*-C 100%   
Percentage achieving 8 or more A*-C 93%  

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