Fantastic GCSE results at Castle School add to school's successes

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RESULTS success continued for Castle School students who achieved an impressive set of GCSE results.

Seventy-two per cent of the school’s year 11 students managed to achieve the benchmark of five A* to C including English and maths with 82 per cent obtaining at least five A* to C grades.

A staggering 36 students achieved at least 10 A* or A grades. The school’s overall highest achiever was Daisy Balmont, 16, who achieved 12 A* and an A in additional maths.

She will now go on to Bristol Grammar School after being awarded a physics scholarship at the school before hopefully going on to study physics at university, she said:

“My results were unbelievable. I thought I wasn’t going to get in but I’m so happy I have.”

Four students managed to obtain 11 A* grades and three achieved 10 A* grades.

Anna Weatherley, 16, was awarded with an impressive nine A*s and an A and is moving in to Castle School’s sixth form, she said:

“I’m really happy with my results. I’m going to in to the sixth form here but hopefully will go to university to study geography.”

Head of year 11, Ann Bradley, said she was very pleased with the results: “Our results are fantastic, not only with the higher achievers but across the board.

“I hope we can push on and learn lessons from this year and see what worked to achieve in better results next year.”

Castle School headteacher, Peter Smart, Said: “I am immensely proud of the continued success of all students at The Castle School. Our inclusive ethos and the range of qualifications offered enables all our students to flourish and achieve their goals.

“Their achievements at GCSE are attributed to their positive attitude, dedication to learning and the support of their teachers and parents.

“Securing excellent results at GCSE level is a great foundation on which young people can build future success at A-level, at university and in their chosen careers.

“I am delighted that so many students will continue to build on these excellent results in our thriving sixth form.”

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