In a year where we have been promised lower grades for GCSE exams, Budehaven Community School has achieved superb results. Well done to all the students – and staff.
A total of 184 Year 11 students were celebrating this morning at Budehaven as they received their GCSE results. In particular, the English and Mathematics grades have exceeded all previous years’ results.
The percentage of students gaining an A*-C in English and mathematics are both significantly above the national average and 70% of the year group gained the higher grades in both subjects.
Headteacher, David Barton, who retires from the headship at Budehaven at the end of this month was delighted with the students’ successes. ‘Everyone at the school has worked so hard to achieve these excellent results, and I am so pleased that the students’ and staff efforts have been rewarded. Many students this morning have been over the moon when they have opened their envelopes and seen the fruits of their labours in black and white!’
Deputy Headteacher Tracey Reynolds, who takes up her appointment as headteacher on 1 st September was equally thrilled: ‘We are celebrating the best English and Maths results that the school has ever enjoyed with 80% of the year group gaining a higher grade in English and 74% in Maths. With our fantastic A Level results last week, placing us in the top 10% nationally (A Level Performance Systems, 2016), we are very much looking forward to the new year ahead.’
Nine students achieved 7 or more A* and A in their GCSE results. Morgane Dumas achieved outstanding results including 10A*s. Christopher Worden achieved 9 A*s and As amongst his results, and
Pearl Bamford, Archie Hedge-Evans, Joseph Hussey, Molly Langford, Benjamin Morrison, Amy Townsend, Daniel West complete the nine.
Paul Hartley, Vice Chair of Governors praised the students’ achievements. ‘Students and staff have worked extremely hard, and parents and families have supported them through school for the last eleven years. These GCSE results will prove a springboard for young peoples’ future success in the years to come. Well done to them all and congratulations to them from all the governors.”
As the school goes from strength to strength, Bude & Beyond would like to wish both David and Tracey well in the next stages of their careers.