Students notch up impressive results

September 02 2016

SCORES of students in Fishponds are celebrating some excellent GCSE results, with both the area’s secondary schools notching up impressive outcomes,

SCORES of students in Fishponds are celebrating some excellent GCSE results, with both the area’s secondary schools notching up impressive outcomes,

Bristol Brunel Academy had a record year and saw 55 per cent of students achieving English and Maths at grade C or above while Bristol Metropolitan Academy had its second highest results in seven years and again scored highly for the amount of progress made by students during their five years at the school.

Bristol Brunel students achieved particular success in further maths GCSE with 90 per cent achieving A*-C and 22 per cent getting  A and A*. Students also achieved well in art and drama.

Some individuals who performed particularly well overall were; Ellora Griffin – 8A* and 3 As, Sarah Broadwell – 5A* and 5As and Pavitar Singh – 4A* 4As and 1 B 

Principal Jon Jones said:“Our students thoroughly deserve these outstanding results, they are our best ever outcomes and we will strive to improve again next year. Our success has been widely recognised by local parents as we continue to be considerably oversubscribed.”

Since opening in 2009, Bristol Met has improved year on year, with students at all levels of ability performing better than their peers across the country. Early indications are that the progress measures for Bristol Met will see them recognised again as one of the most successful schools in the country.

This year’s results in maths and science were particularly strong, with notable excellence in the arts and media, humanities and English.

Principal Sally Apps said: “We are, as ever, so very proud of our Year 11 leavers. In addition to being a group of lively, interesting, engaging and friendly young people, they now have significant academic achievements to celebrate.”

In its first year in the Cabot Learning Federation, City Academy Bristol results improved again with more than 54 per cent of students achieving the new Basics measure of a  C grade or above in English and Maths. This is up nine percentage points on 2015.

At John Cabot Academy, 73 per cent of students achieved the new headline benchmark of A*-C  in both English and
 Maths.