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Excellent GCSE results for Bruton School for Girls

Excellent GCSE results for Bruton School for Girls

On the back of record breaking A Level results, Bruton School for Girls has announced an impressive set of GCSE results with 97% of grades awarded at A*-C.

Almost a quarter of grades scored the top mark of A* and 86% of grades were A*/B.

In the first year of numerical grades being awarded for English and Maths, Ofqual predicted that only 3% of students sitting Maths would gain the top accolade of a Grade 9.  However, Bruton School for Girls saw results where an impressive 11% of students gained a 9 in Maths.  In addition, 8% of BSG students gained a Grade 9 in English Literature.

BSG has also scored extremely highly on the measure showing the ‘value added’ a school brings, showing that every girl has significantly exceeded their expected grades.

Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, congratulated all the girls on their results: 

“We are delighted for the girls and as an academically non-selective school with students from a wide ability range, this demonstrates the excellent teaching and individual attention we offer really does make a difference, although of course results are only one part of their education.”

Among the crop of top A* and A grades and the highest new numerial grades (9=A**, 8=A*, 7=A) were students:

Elsie McCloud with 5A*, 1A, 9,9,8

Christiana Bingley from Sherborne with 4A*, 2As and 2x9s

Diana Zhu from China with 4A*, 4As and a 9 in Maths

Amy Lugg from Frome with 4A*, 4As and grades 8,7,7 

Millie Whitmarsh from Frome with 3A*, 5As and 3 x grade 7s 

Hannah Gompertz with 2A*s, 3As and grades 7,7,8 

Mrs Botterill added that BSG had a particularly strong year where Art, French and German students all gained mostly A*/As.  There was further success across the board for Humanities and Sciences where every single grade was A*-B.

Mrs Botterill was looking forward to welcoming girls back to begin their A Level studies at the school’s Sixth Form, which last week announced its best ever set of A Level results where 92 % of all grades awarded were A*-C grades with 54% grades at A*/A, far above the national trend.    

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