GCSE results celebrated at Clifton College
There was plenty to celebrate at Clifton College today when the pupils received their GCSE results, with more than 40% of grades being either an A*, 8 or 9.
Most subjects are now graded under the new number system and 21% of grades at Clifton were grade 9 or A*.
As well as strong overall results, there were also a number of outstanding individual results with 13 pupils achieving eight or more 9s and A*s.
Beth Ambler scored the top grades across all subjects with ten 9s, an A*, and a distinction in Further Mathematics, while Livvy Plummeridge and Ed Chamberlain-Hall also scored all 9s and A* grades (eleven 9s and 2 A* each).
There were also strong grades within individual subjects with 66 grades in the Sciences being grade 9, and 31 pupils achieving a grade 9 in Mathematics.
A high number of top grades were achieved in Modern Languages with pupils attaining 63 A*s or 9s. In German, 47% of grades were a grade 9 while 41% of French grades were a grade 9.
The Economics IGCSE results were also very impressive with 61% of pupils achieving an A* grade.
Deputy Head (Academic) Gilbert Simmons said: “Almost all qualifications are now graded on the 9-1 scale and we are extremely pleased with the number of students who achieved grade 9s. Across the year group there were 298 top grades, including A*s, 9s and distinctions.”
Head of College Dr Tim Greene said: “I am delighted with the results our pupils have achieved. It is testament to all the effort they have put in and the work of their teachers in helping them to prepare for the exams.
Our pupils have shown their commitment and willingness to rise to the challenge and it is great to see this rewarded. Congratulations to them all!”