Bedstone College is celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results this year. Despite the sense that the new 9-1 grades in English and Mathematics might depress results a little, this year’s cohort have improved on the results of last year with 86% of UK students achieving the equivalent of five A*-C grades including English and Mathematics. This is the best on record for Bedstone College. Overall, 76% of all grades were at grade C or better.

The top performers this year were Philippine F who achieved twelve A*/A grades, Annika K who achieved eight A*/A grades, Abigail H, who topped her impressive set of grades with six As, and James L and Harriet T who did the same with four A grades each.

Mr Gajadharsingh said: “This is another impressive set of results from our Year 11 cohort. I had fears that the introduction of more rigorous GCSEs in Mathematics and English would herald the start of grade deflation, however the results this year, at least for Bedstone, have improved on those of last year. This set of results shows that the academic performance of Bedstone students remains consistently high, and this is something of which a genuinely non-selective school can be justly proud. We maintain our commitment to teaching ‘traditional’ subjects and it was particularly pleasing to note that in Physics, Spanish, Music and German, at least 40% of grades were at A*/A. In addition, there were 100% pass rates in Chemistry, Music, PE, German and Spanish. With the excellent news of our A Level results of last week, Bedstone is in an incredibly strong position on the academic front. Our Sixth Form is growing and we are very much looking forward to following the progress of our new Lower Sixth as they make their way through their A Levels over the coming months and years.”

He added: “If you did well in your GCSEs, or even if they did not go as well as you had hoped, we have a few places remaining in our Lower Sixth. Our experienced senior staff are on hand to offer advice on A Level choices if you are interested in finding out if Bedstone might be the right choice for your next step in education. We are small enough to be able to tailor specific programmes of study to match students’ abilities and needs.”