GCSE results: John Bentley School, Calne

Daniel Foster, Caoimhe Kelly, Danielle White and Reaze Enright, from John Bentley School celebrate their GCSE results. Picture by Diane Vose

Annie Curnock and Emily Ramsay at John Bentley School today

First published in News by , Calne reporter

Nearly a third of The John Bentley School students exceeded expected levels of progress when their GCSE results were released earlier today.

After a series of changes to the year 11 qualifcation this year, 63% of students at the school achieved 5 A*-C grades, excluding English and Maths.

The school’s Principal, Laura Carleton, said, “It is wonderful to see that so many students have achieved the grades they need to access their choice of Post 16 courses, and that so many of them have chosen to do that here in our highly successful Sixth Form.”

Student Caoimhe Kelly managed 6A*, 5As, 1B and 1 Distinction* in her GCSEs but also picked up an A in AS-level statistics and said: “I’m very very happy – and relieved.”

Caoimhe, who also competes in synchronized swimming for the county, plans to study maths, further maths, physics and drama at the school’s sixth form.

Fellow student Emily Ramsay also picked up a C in AS statistics to go with her 5A*, 5A, 2Bs at GCSE level.

She said: “I’m really pleased. I found them okay, I always put the effort in, and I rewrote my notes so many times.”

In the key subjects, the school had 65% of students record an A*-C in maths and 58% A*-C in English, the national average for the subjects were 62.4% and 61.7% respectively.

Antony Blackmore, Guidance Leader for Year 11, said: “These are an incredibly positive set of results.

“I feel very proud that all their efforts have paid off and wish them well in the next stage of their educational journey.

“It’s fantastic to see so many happy people, they deserve it.”

There were also excellent results for Reaze Enright, 2A*, 6As, 1 distinction* and a B in AS statistics as well as Oscar Bruce (1A*, 8As, 1B) and Betsy Ervine (4A*, 4As, 3Bs) who both managed C grades in AS statistics.

Reaze, who is moving to Royal Wotton Bassett to study A-levels in maths, further maths, English literature and physics, said: “I’m really pleased; the A in English, I was not expecting it at all.”

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree