Hard work pays off at Bourne Grammar School with some stunning results

Alfie Hick ANL-150820-120438001

Alfie Hick ANL-150820-120438001

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Bourne Grammar’s 149 Year 11 students have achieved some stunning GCSE results – among the very best in the School’s history.

Impressively, 60 per cent of all grades were A* or A grades, and 21 per cent were at the highest level, A*.

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Anjali Popat ANL-150820-120513001

Just under 85 per cent of all grades were B or higher and 27 per cent of students achieved at least one A*.

A perfect 100 per cent of students passed Mathematics and 62 per cent were A or A*.

Fantastic results were achieved in the Science subjects with 89 per cent of Chemistry grades at A* or A.

In Physics and Biology, the A* or A percentages were 85 per cent and 77 per cent.

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Bethany Denial ANL-150820-120523001

Students achievedexcellent results in Spanish,, with 71 per cent of grades being at the A* or A level and 84 per cent B or better.

Results were impressive in English and in English Literature in particular, where 60 per cent were A* or A.

On average, every student achieved close to an A grade for every GCSE examination they took. The average grade was higher than grade A in Chemistry, Physics, IGCSE Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

A key indicator for high-performing selective schools such as Bourne Grammar is the percentage of students that achieves five or more A* or A grades including English and Mathematics, in itself an impressive achievement.

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Bourne’s class of 2015 achieved better than 44 per cent on this demanding measure.

There were exceptional performances from no fewer than 21 students whose grades were all A* or A grades. Some 28 achieved at least five A* grades.

Anjali Popat led the field with 10 A* grades. Bethany Denial, Alfie Hick, from Baston, and Melissa Tupholme, from Bourne, all achieved nine A* grades.

Jade Dodwell, Hayden Mackenzie, Rashmi Ramesh Shankar, Robert Ward and Alex Yau all achieved eight A* grades.

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Headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “Once again our students have shone, achieving grades which place them amongst the highest-performers anywhere.

“They are in a very strong position as they move into our Sixth Form and on to A-Level study.

“A great deal of hard work is behind these results, on the part of both the students and the teaching and pastoral staff, who support the students so outstandingly well throughout their studies. It is once again a great pleasure to celebrate outstanding results, amongst our best ever, with another able and well-motivated cohort of students.”

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Melissa Tupholme ANL-150820-120607001

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Rashmi Ramesh Shankar ANL-150820-120638001

Rashmi Ramesh Shankar ANL-150820-120638001