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Best ever GCSE pass rate at Bradford Grammar School

2018-08-23T09:48:12+00:00August 23rd, 2018|
126 talented students from Bradford Grammar School (BGS) picked up their GCSE results today, as the school celebrates another rise in top grades.

A record-breaking 76% of all exams taken were awarded A/A* or 9-7 grades, well over three times higher than the national average of recent years (Pupils at BGS take a mixture of IGCSEs and GCSEs, graded either 9-1 or A*-G). The A/A* / 9-7 cumulative pass rate is the highest ever at Bradford Grammar School and A*ABC is 99%.

Headmaster Simon Hinchliffe said: “Warmest congratulations to our GCSE students who have achieved a terrific set of exam results. Academic success at BGS reflects the positive way in which our students go about their studies, enjoying school, aspiring to laudable ambitions and ultimately doing themselves proud, irrespective of the grades they achieve.

The success we are celebrating today represents only one piece of the whole educational package at BGS, where a rich and diverse co-curricular programme is characterised by a wealth of opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom. Whilst we acknowledge and celebrate deserved GCSE achievements, there is much more to life than exam results alone – striking a balance is important.

We are delighted for our outgoing Year 11 students and greatly look forward to welcoming them back, alongside new students to BGS, as young women and men into our highly successful Sixth Form.”

BGS, which counts Olympic medallists and Team GB members among its prestigious alumni, is undergoing a £4m investment in its sports provision. The redevelopment will include major upgrades of its cricket, netball, tennis and hockey facilities. The school is expecting to see the works completed by February next year and has already benefited from an enhanced sports curriculum, which has seen the introduction of boys’ hockey and girls’ cricket.

Former pupils of the independent school on Keighley Road, Bradford, include Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, artist David Hockney, Denis Healey and actress Georgie Henley.

“The success we are celebrating today represents only one piece of the whole educational package at BGS, where a rich and diverse co-curricular programme is characterised by a wealth of opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom. Whilst we acknowledge and celebrate deserved GCSE achievements, there is much more to life than exam results alone – striking a balance is important.

We are delighted for our outgoing Year 11 students and greatly look forward to welcoming them back, alongside new students to BGS, as young women and men into our highly successful Sixth Form.”

Simon Hinchliffe, Headmaster

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