News Blog

23 Aug 2018

GCSE results 2018

Students at Bournemouth School are celebrating some outstanding GCSE results. Amongst the most highly achieving students were Lakshmi Ramireddy, Robert Wakefield, Jack Nguyen, Caleb Tham, Lewis Lee, Arjun Makarahalli, Jules Holden, Yukuan Tian, Josh Clough, Hani Tabbara, Timothy Su and Simi Hellsten. Simi achieved the remarkable feat of achieving grade 9s across all 12 of his subjects. Excellent progress was also made by Gergo Steindl, Karlo Weeks and Alessandro Linford.

This year’s highlights:

  • 65.3% of all grades awarded were 9-7, with 17% of entries being awarded the top grade
  • The average attainment of students in their best 8 subjects rose from 69.7 last year to 72.9.
  • 75% of the cohort achieved a strong pass in the English Baccalaureate
  • 97% achieved a strong pass in both English and mathematics
  • The average total points score achieved by students was 75.2, with an average capped (best 8) score of 58.8
  • Students on average attained 10.7 GCSEs at grade 7
  • The proportion of the highest grades (9-7) awarded were particularly pleasing in PE (93%), history (85%), biology (79%), English (74%), geography (74%), chemistry (71%), physics (69%), mathematics (68%), Spanish (68%), and RS (63%)
  • Students made outstanding progress in PE, history, geography and across all three sciences

Headmaster, Dr Dorian Lewis, commented:

"These really are some excellent results - a testament to the hard work of our students and also that of their teachers in assimilating the changes to the GCSE specifications and ensuring that students were well prepared. We are really proud of so many of our students achievements, but Simi’s is quite something, especially given that earlier in the week it was reported in that only 200 students nationally were expected to achieve grade 9s across all of their subjects."