Clifton College pupils celebrate GCSE success

Clifton College pupils celebrate GCSE success

Pupils at Clifton College were rewarded for all their hard work today when they received their GCSE results, with a quarter of all grades being either a 9 or an A*.

Across the current letter and new number grading schemes, more than a third (36%) of GCSE grades were A*s, 8s or 9s.

Among the subjects graded under the new system, 11 per cent of grades were grade 9 (compared with 4% nationally).

There were also strong results within individual subjects. Across the core subjects, a third of English grades were A* (30% of English Language grades and 35% of English Literature grades).

In Science, more than a quarter (28%) of single science grades were grade 9 with a third of Chemistry grades at grade 9.

In Mathematics, more than a third (36%) of grades were A*s or 9s.

There were a number of outstanding results from pupils, with 13 pupils achieving eight or more 9s and A*s, including Jack Goldsack who achieved 8 x 9s and 4 A*s, Nicole Leung who achieved 7 x 9s and 5 A*s, and Corabella Hill who achieved 6 x 9s and 5 A*s.

Deputy Head Academic Gilbert Simmons said: “We have moved over to the reformed GCSEs this year in a number of our subjects and we are delighted with this first set of results and especially the large number of grade 9s our pupils have achieved.”

Head of College Dr Tim Greene said: “Our pupils, and their teachers, have put in a lot of hard work leading up to these exams and it is great to see this rewarded on results day.

“I would like to congratulate all our pupils and look forward to seeing them continue to develop as they move into Sixth Form and beyond.”