GCSE results: 91 percent of BSCS students reach benchmark

Star GCSE performers at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) is today celebrating another set of good GCSE grades – obtained by the third year of students to pass through the school.

Once again, there were some stunning individual performances – with Harisson (Sonny) Chiba leading the way with 13A* and 2A grades.

The remarkable achievements by the highest performing students were supported by many other students who met or exceeded their targets, ensuring that last year’s high for the school of 89% of students achieving 5A*-C grades was exceeded – with 91% reaching the benchmark this year.

In this year of changing specifications for GCSEs, 58% of students achieved 5A*-C grades including English and Maths (down from 67% in 2011).

The highest individual performances were as follows, with twins Cara and Daisy Hodgkinson amassing an amazing 10 A*s, 13 As and 5Bs between them!

  • Harrison Chiba – 13 A*s and 2 As
  • Philip Sequeiros-Peggs – 11 A*s, 1 A and 1 B
  • Alex Shoferpoor – 10 A*s and 2 As
  • Luke Lorenzi – 6 A*s and 7 As
  • Dhruv Arora – 4 A*s and 8 As
  • Sophie Maxted – 7 A*s, 4 As and 1 B
  • Cara Hodgkinson – 7 A*s, 3 As and 2 Bs
  • Nimisha Mistry – 4 A*s, 9 As and 1 B
  • Daisy Hodgkinson – 5 A*s, 6 As and 1 B

Most of the star performers are planning to continue their studies at the school’s post-16 centre from September. Those moving elsewhere include Philip, who will attend Winterbourne International Academy and Dhruv, who is heading for Bristol Grammar School.

Dave Baker, Executive Headteacher, said:

“The school is delighted on behalf of all its students who achieved or exceeded their targets, with 64% of students achieving at least one A or A* grade. We look forward to welcoming many of them back in September to start their post 16 studies.”

Mr Baker added that the results for English were a little disappointing, a sentiment that seems to be echoed across England and Wales.

Provisional analysis of GCSE results for South Gloucestershire indicates that:

  • 82% of students achieved 5+ A*-C overall
  • 57% of students achieved 5+ A*-C including English and Maths

Photo: BSCS star performers (L-R): Luke Lorenzi, Daisy Hodgkinson, Philip Sequeiros-Peggs, Cara Hodgkinson, Harrison Chibba, Sophie Maxted, Alex Shoferpoor, Nimishia Mistry and Dhruv Arora.

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  1. A good news story and no-one else has spoken so….WELL DONE!!!!! I’ve been a parent of two students since BSCS first openned it’s doors and have always been very pleased with how the school has performed!!! (and no my kids have not appeared in the photo above)

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