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24 Aug 2017

GCSE Results 2017

2017 GCSE Results at Bournemouth School

After celebrating some remarkable successes at A level last week, today Bournemouth School are again celebrating their students’ outstanding achievements at GCSE. “Strong passes” (at least grade C or grade 5) were attained for 96% of all entries, with students sitting examinations in an average of 11 subjects. 98% of students obtained “good passes” (at least grade C or grade 4) in at least 5 subjects including English and mathematics (95% obtained “strong passes” in at least 5 subjects including English and mathematics).  Overall 58% of entries were graded A*/A (or equivalent).  Two thirds of the year group achieved 5 or more A*/A grades (or equivalent), with 43 students attaining 10 or more results at this level. Forty students attained at least one grade 9 in English language, English literature or mathematics.  More than three quarters of students achieved the EBacc qualification, further evidencing the school’s commitment to ensuring that our students follow a broad and balanced curriculum and are well prepared for their futures, whatever they may be.

In English Language and mathematics, 99% and 100% of students respectively obtained at least a “good pass”.  In English, 50% of entries were graded 7-9, representing a significant improvement in this subject area compared to last year; the figure for mathematics was an even more impressive 72%.   Very high proportions of students achieved A*/A grades in biology, French, computing, physics, religious studies and catering (73%, 65%, 64%, 68%, and 61% respectively).

The school’s top performers were Taylor Eeles (12A*s or equivalent) and Daniel Aspiazu (11A*, 2As or equivalent).  They were closely followed by the students listed below (all achieving at least 12A*/A grades):

Michael Allport*

Samuel Beer

Alex Burton

Callum Crockard

Simon Foot

Sebastian Gilman

Lewis Gough

Oliver Greaves

Luke Howdle

Oliver Krum

James Newell

Scott Parker

Edward Patton

Patrick Pfeiffer

Byron Scott

Harry Shaw

Samanyu Tiromala

Fin Wallace-Abbott

Joseph Waters

Jensen Weeks

Phelan Wong

* Michael also achieved an A grade in Additional Mathematics (Free Standing Mathematics Qualification - FSMQ)

Jack Baldwyn completes the academic year having attained 12A*-B grades at GCSE (9 of which were A*/A), an A grade in Additional Mathematics (FSMQ) and an A grade in AS French.

In addition, the following students have demonstrated outstanding progress during their time with us to date:

James Rich

Phelan Wong

Matthew McNulty

James Bain

Joseph Waters

James Aubin

Alexander Schmidt

Daniel Aspiazu

Thomas Franklin

Louis Naraine

Ben Spotswood

Headmaster, Dr Dorian Lewis commented:

“Another pleasing set of examination results thanks to the hard work of our students, the unstinting support of their parents and the dedication and professionalism of our staff.  The number of 9-7 and A*/A grades achieved across a broad range of subjects is truly impressive.  I extend my warmest congratulations to our students and their parents, and my sincere thanks to all my colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that our students are not disadvantaged by the changes to the examination system, but are well placed for the next stage of their education.” 

Dr Dorian Lewis