Posted on: August 24th 2017

Students achieve highest GCSE results in the school's history

We are delighted that our students at Bishop Wand have achieved the highest examination results in the school's history as the country moves from the old examination system to the new.

In total 82% of students passed the new GCSE’s with English and Maths at level 4, an incredible achievement.  Our students have risen to the challenge and secured results that will have life changing outcomes. With the percentage of entries achieving the top A*- A grades or equivalent 9-7’s increasing to 26% of all grades.

Under the new examination system 92% of students achieved a new level 4 pass or above in English with 83% of students achieving the level 4 pass in Maths.

Under the old headline measures of 5 GCSE's which is still playing a huge part in applications to Sixth Form and College 80% of students achieved 5 GCSE passes, with 76% of students achieving 5 GCSE passes including English and Maths at the new level 4.

Students and their families should be rightfully proud of their individual results. As a school, we are pleased to demonstrate a sustained level of outcomes over a number of years, with 2017’s headline figures for achievement and progress amongst the best in the country.

92% English at Level 4

83% Maths at Level 4

82% English and Maths Level 4

80% 5 GCSE A* - C overall pass rate

76% 5 GCSE A* - C including both English and Maths (6% increase on last year)

24% of grades were in the A*-A, 9-7 bracket a (6% increase on last year)

55% of grades were A* to B grades a (10% increase on last year)

While we are proud of all our students some exceptional individual results were achieved by the following students. The grade 9 is equivalent to a grade A** while a grade 8 is an A* with a 7 representing the old A boundary.

Matthew Palmer

3 grade 9’s

3A* 3A 1B

Sam Gladding

2 grade 9’s 1 grade 8

6A* 1A

Jack Winstanley

2 grade 9’s 1 grade 8

6A* 2A

Jamie Stock

2 grade 9’s 1 grade 8

6A* 2A

Joshua Bayfield

1 grade 9 2 grade 7’s

2A* 4A 1B

Stephanie Barter

1 grade 9 1 grade 8

2A* 2A 2B