Defying the national trend of a reverse in GCSE grades, Bablake’s 5th Year (Year 11) pupils have even surpassed last year’s record-breaking youngsters with a record 38% of all grades awarded being A*s.
When we combine our excellent GCSE results with last week’s very pleasing A Level results (79% graded at A*, A & B; 79% heading for their first choice university; and an overall pass rate of 100%), we are proud to announce Bablake’s pupils have had yet another year of academic excellence, while also thriving on a rich range of extra-curricular and extension options.
Josh Bhathal, Kalika Puri and Aaran Patel lead the way with an impressive 11A*s at GCSE but 9 more pupils (Jessica Betts, Daniel Brett, Katie Carlson, Matt Clements, Kara Dosanj, Thomas Grantham, Kathryn Jones, Lara Morley-White and Jenny Tasker) are all proudly celebrating 10A*s.
5 pupils (Abi Collins, Rebecca Jones, James McAllister, Kian Patel and Joshua Rowe) gained 9A*s, and a further 4 (Edward Cooper, Dulcie Emery, Kate French, and Harry Smith) have received 8A*s.
Overall, an impressive 33 pupils gained 10A*/A grades or more, 67% of all grades gained were A*/As and our A*-B grades were an impressive 90%. 99% gained at least 5 passes at grades A* to C- the commonest national benchmark- in Maths, English and a Science.
Headmaster, Mr John Watson, has paid tribute to the cohort, saying: ‘This has been a splendid year group with an outstanding approach to all aspects of school life. The pupils deserve their excellent results, which bode well for a bright future.’
Head of 5th Year, Mrs Sue Smith commented: ‘I am delighted with the excellent GCSE results. The pupils have worked extremely hard and have been given tremendous support by their teachers. It has been a pleasure to be their Year Head and see them develop into responsible young adults over the last two years. They all deserve an A* for their caring nature, attitude and great personalities; I wish them all the best in the 6th Form.’
Mr Mark Woodward, Head of Careers, added: ‘These are exciting times for our GCSE pupils. They now embark upon their post GCSE education with the confidence of excellent academic grades to supplement their fantastic range of other skills. As always, it has been a privilege to discuss the future plans of such talented individuals. There are excellent musicians, actors, athletes, entrepreneurs, artists and academics; future leaders, all with such exciting potential, and always looking to support their community.’
Next Friday morning (31st August), there is the opportunity for parents and pupils to discuss AS/ A2 options with Director of Studies Mr Alistair Hopkins and selected Heads of Department. For more information on this session, please contact Mr Hopkins or the Headmaster's PA, but please remember the school will be closed for the Bank Holiday.
This report now reflects some of the results that have been upgraded since original receipt.