BGS students celebrate exceptional success

September 28 2018

Bristol Grammar School students are celebrating fantastic results in their GCSE examinations across the 27 subjects offered at the School.

Almost 90% of GCSE entries were graded at A*–B (or the numerical equivalent of 9–6) with 65% at A*–A (or 9 – 7). 61% of all creative and performing art subjects (drama, art, dance and music) were awarded grades 9–7.

Over half of the year-group – 71 students - achieved eight or more grades at A* or A, (53 gained ten or more) and 20 achieved ten A* grades or more. Forty eight students were awarded a grade 9 in their Maths IGCSE, with 70% of those who took the Further Maths GCSE achieving an A*, including nine students who gained the highest Distinction.

New BGS Headmaster, Jaideep Barot, commented: “We are incredibly pleased with these results which are testament, primarily, to the students’ hard work, but also to the excellent teaching at the School. This year-group is clearly a very talented one, and I am looking forward to getting to know them well as they continue to flourish in our Sixth Form.

“At a time where the number of students taking subjects such as modern languages and the creative arts is declining nationally, it is great to see our students continuing to take full advantage of the huge range of subjects on offer here.”