Marvels at the Met excel at new GCSEs

September 04 2017

BRISTOL Metropolitan Academy is celebrating a record breaking set of GCSE results.

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BRISTOL Metropolitan Academy is celebrating a record breaking set of GCSE results.

This year 56 per cent of students achieved a good pass rate for both English and maths, up from the school’s previous highest figure of 54 per cent in 2014.

The achievement is all the more remarkable because the English and maths courses, now graded from 9-1 rather than A*-E, are more demanding.

Departing principal Sally Apps, who is moving on to a new role as executive principal with Cabot Learning Federation in September, is delighted with the GCSE results that Bristol Met students have achieved. 

She said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have so many students with good pass rates for English and maths this year. With the new grades that have been introduced, we have had several students achieve 9s for these subjects too, which is fantastic. I am very pleased that our new principal Cameron Shaw will be picking up the school in such a strong academic position. I know that the students who are coming through from the younger years have lots to give and that the school will continue to make improvements and progress as time goes on.”

 Bristol Brunel Academy was also pleased with its results, which saw 52 per cent of students achived a grade 4 or above in English and maths.

Principal Jon Jones said: “We are incredibly proud of our students, staff and parents who have worked in partnership to secure these achievements.

“Their grit, determination and drive will ensure both a strong foundation on which to build, and gives students real choice in their progression to the next stage of their education.”

The first set of results at Digitech Studio School also saw 52 per cent get a good pass in English and maths.

Principal Lis Jolley said: “We are very proud of our students who have secured grades that will allow them to move on to Post-16 courses of their choosing.”