Students, parents and staff at Sibford School were celebrating today following the publication of GCSE results.
Nearly a third of pupils got a raft of results that included at least five grades at A* or A, and 33% of pupils achieved at least one A*.
Science subjects once again scored highly with 100% of students taking Chemistry and Physics achieving A* – C grades. Similar results were also achieved in Art, Drama, History and RE while all candidates taking French GCSE obtained an A* or an A.
Overall 82.5% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A* – C.
Alice Abrey received seven A*s, two As and a B. Molly King and Jade Spencer both received five A*s and five A grades and Laura Grant received four A*s, six As.
Sibford head Michael Goodwin said: “This year’s results come against a background of a reduction in coursework and modular units and a much greater emphasis on exams at the end of the two-year course.
“As a Quaker school we take an altogether less stressful approach to achievement, focussing not purely on climbing the academic ladder, but on developing a personal love of learning so that achievement comes naturally and I think that today’s results clearly demonstrate the impact of this approach.
“In a year when Ofqual, the exam regulator, is warning that schools will face ‘variability’ in their results compared with last year, I am absolutely delighted with our grades here at Sibford and would like to congratulate both pupils and staff on their achievements.”