GCSE Results: Brimsham’s Brilliant Boys!
Close on the heels of A Level success last week, Brimsham Green’s Year 11 students are today celebrating their GCSE results.
In particular, Headteacher, Kim Garland, is delighted that the school’s focus this academic year to raise boys’ achievement has been successful. She said, “Nationally, for many years, we have seen boys underperform when compared to girls. We have been determined to make this not the case at Brimsham. I am proud to share that boys’ overall progress, as well as their attainment in English and in Maths have all risen. We are not complacent, of course, and this will continue to be a focus for all staff, however we really do have some stand-out performers.”
Jack Barry, Callum Hendy, Joshua Holloway and Sammy Woodman achieved an impressive 22 Grade 9s and 8s between them. Not only that, but they managed this whilst studying for an additional qualification in Further Maths GCSE, alongside the rest of their subjects, attaining top grades here, too. Joshua Gill, Isaac Luke, Thomas Reed and Tyler Sansum really rose to the challenge of GCSE study, and made exceptional progress, way exceeding their aspirational target grades. Well done, boys!
Kim Garland said, “Our girls have plenty to celebrate, too, and the school would particularly like to congratulate Ellie Griffin, Nicole Freeman and Daisy Harvey who between them achieved a fantastic 20 Grade 9s and 8s. The progress of Iona Jardine, Chloe Bushell and Esme Littlechild is really outstanding, and testament to their resilience and aspiration since Year 7.”
Three quarters of all students taught at Brimsham attained a Grade 4 or above in English/Maths, and half attained a Grade 5 or above. Shaun Bailey, Chair of Governors, said, “We are delighted that the school’s performance in the Basics measure (English and Maths GCSE) has improved on last year, but we are also proud that the school’s performing and creative arts flourish. This is testimony to the fact that the school has passionately maintained the breadth of its curriculum. Undoubtedly parents’ input has been hugely influential and I hope they are celebrating with their children today.”
The school’s Open Evening for Year 7 admissions in September 2020 takes place on Thursday, 26th September, starting at 6:00 p.m. More details, including information about our Brimsham Live! Days are available on our website, www.brimsham.com.