Burford School is celebrating a strong set of GCSE, BTEC, Technical Award, and Cambridge National exam results this year, with the vast majority of our students now set to start their studies at sixth form in September.
This year, more than 60% of all our GCSE grades are a grade 5 or higher, with 54% of our students achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and mathematics. Our BTEC students did exceptionally well, with 30% achieving a Distinction or better (42% in Engineering).
This is particularly pleasing given that this year Ofqual, the exams watchdog, announced that tougher grade boundaries would be imposed to return to pre-pandemic grading, lowering national GCSE results in England.
Given this announcement, it is all the more impressive that some of our students achieved brilliant individual results this year. These include Grace Linton who achieved four grade 9s in English Literature, English Language, RE and Food Technology, three grade 8s in Geography, Spanish, Drama and an 8-7 in Combined Science, and grade 6 in Mathematics.
Reacting to her results, Grace commented, ‘I am happy with my results. I had a very good GCSE experience and now plan to take A-Levels in Geography, Drama and Psychology’.
Image: Grace Linton
Isabelle Lampard achieved two grade 9s in French and Spanish and a 9-8 in Combined Science, four grade 8s in History, Drama, Mathematics and English Language, and three grade 7s in English Literature, RE and Further Mathematics.
On opening her results, Isabelle commented, ‘I am very happy. I enjoyed my GCSE experience at Burford, finding it challenging yet interesting. I plan to go to Sixth Form and study History, Mathematics and English Literature’.
Image: Left to right – Isabelle Lampard, Emily Paterson, Esme Machen, Katie Larkin
Mr Albrighton, Headteacher, commented, ‘I am so proud that our students have achieved such a strong set of results. All our Year 11 students at Burford have shown great endeavour and enthusiasm towards their studies over the past two years, which has been rewarded with outstanding outcomes today. Burford School wishes all our students the best of luck as they begin their next chapter of education.’
Image: Alfie Arnold and Angus Wilson
Mr Warren and Mrs Graff, Heads of Year 11, added, ‘We are delighted that on receiving their results today the majority of our students are now able to begin their next step in their journey after GCSE, whether that be further study at sixth form, college or embarking on an apprenticeship. This is a testament to their dedication to their studies as well as the tireless support of their parents, carers and teachers.’