24 August 2017
Almost a quarter of grades scored the top mark of A* and 86% of grades were A*/B.
In the first year of numerical grades being awarded for English and Maths, Ofqual predicted that only 3% of students sitting Maths would gain the top accolade of a Grade 9. However, Bruton School for Girls saw results where an impressive 11% of students gained a 9 in Maths. In addition, 8% of BSG students gained a Grade 9 in English Literature.
BSG has also scored extremely highly on the measure showing the ‘value added’ a school brings, showing that every girl has significantly exceeded their expected grades.
Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, congratulated all the girls on their results:
“We are delighted for the girls and as an academically non-selective school with students from a wide ability range, this demonstrates the excellent teaching and individual attention we offer really does make a difference, although of course results are only one part of their education.”
Among the crop of top A* and A grades were:
Elsie McCloud with 5A*, 1A, 2x9s and 1×8
Christiana Bingley from Sherborne with 4A*s, 2As and 2x9s
Diana Zhu from China with 4A*, 4As and a 9 in Maths
Amy Lugg from Frome with 4A*, 4As and grades 8,7,7 (A grade equivalents)
Millie Whitmarsh from Frome with 3A*, 5As and 3 x grade 7s (which is equivalent to an A)
Hannah Gompertz with 2A*s, 3As and grades 7,7,8 (A grade equivalents)
Mrs Botterill added that BSG had a particularly strong year where Art, French and German students all gained mostly A*/As. There was further success across the board for Humanities and Sciences where every single grade was A*-B.
Mrs Botterill was looking forward to welcoming girls back to begin their A Level studies at the school’s Sixth Form, which last week announced its best ever set of A Level results where 92 % of all grades awarded were A*-C grades with 54% grades at A*/A, far above the national trend.