Sidcot School students have delivered some of the school’s strongest GCSE results, significantly ahead of the national average scores. The school saw its students gain a 100% pass rate with 89% of students gaining at least five A* to C grades.
An amazing 36% of grades were either A* or A, considerably above the national average of 21.2%.
This year even saw two of the school’s students gain A* Distinction marks for Mathematics, putting them amongst the most exceptional students in the country.
Jack Slingsby from Langford, one of the outstanding Mathmaticians, also achieved a further five A* in other subjects.
Headmaster Iain Kilpatrick was delighted with the results, saying “This year grades nationally remained flat compared to last year so we’ve been extremely pleased to see such healthy results. At Sidcot we pride ourselves in creating a nurturing and supportive environment which encourages a love of learning and it’s a great testament to the hard work of the students, and the support of their teachers and family, to see such outstanding results”.
Sarah Lear, mother of Jasmine said “I’m relieved – performance in exams is so unpredictable – we’ve been really nervous waiting for the results. We’re all absolutely delighted."
Lewie Woods from Winscombe, who got 9 A* and A’s and 2 B’s, said “I’m very pleased with my results. I’ve been at Sidcot since Year 5. It’s been an easy decision to stay on and I’m looking forward to studying Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Economics A Levels.”
Tom White also from Winscombe said “I was predicted mainly A grades and got exactly what I was predicted so I’m very pleased. It’s proved that hard work pays off!”
In the UCAS process so far, the school have 84% of leavers going to university. 60% of leavers gained their first choice of course and 33% will attend Russell Group universities.
Gaby House, having successfully completed the IB Diploma, is going to Bristol to study Law. Maisie Deane is going to Exeter to read Biological Sciences. Polina Skliarevitch scored an amazing 43 points in IB and is going to study Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh. James Eyermann is off to York to study PPE, Xiao Bing is going to Imperial college London to study Mechanical Engineering, while Lauren Mercer and George Michael are off to Bath University, Lauren to study on the prestigious Business Administration course and George to study Business and Management.