Eight talented students from Bradford Grammar School have each achieved 10 A* GCSEs, as the school celebrates another rise in top grades.
A record breaking 46% of all GCSEs were awarded A*, a 2% increase on last year’s record A*s, compared with a dramatic national decline as the proportion of C grades or above drops by 2.1%. 71% of all exams taken at Bradford Grammar were awarded A* or A grades, well over three times higher than the national average.
Ben Wood from Burley in Wharfedale scored above and beyond with 11 A*s. Other pupils who scored a perfect 10 A*s are Meggie Boyle from Bramhope; Kate Robertshaw from Ilkley; Bea Taggart from Lothersdale; Amy Peacock from Horsforth; Momin Anwar from Bradford, Ben Longfield from Burley in Wharfedale and Hannah Chaudry from Bingley.
Meggie Boyle achieved 10 A* GCSEs, including Latin. She said: “I am speechless. I’ve been trying not to think about it too much so opening my results was really exciting. I’m really glad that my hard work has paid off”.
Momin Anwar from Clayton, Bradford, is ecstatic with his superb ten straight A*s as he’d found some of the papers really difficult. Momin a keen squash player and member of the rugby team said, ‘it’s hard to take it in, I thought I’d picked up someone else’s results.’
Hannah Chaudry, from Cottingley was ‘in shock’ as she picked up her grades- an outstanding ten straight A*s. A serious golfer, Hannah previously won the Net Golf Trophy at the Yorkshire Girls’ Championships, she is looking forward to her Sixth Form A level studies and intends to go on to read Classics at St Andrews.
Talented Bingley pupil, Lewis Day, an avid ballet/tap dancer, member of Sara Packham Theatre Academy in Keighley who recently took first place success in Canada competing at the Jiu Jitsu Foundation 2016 Internationals, also scored highly with 1 A* and 7 A grades.
Accomplished athletes were among Bradford School Grammar pupils collecting their results. They include windsurfer Joshua Carey from Halifax (8A*, 2A) and rugby player Roisin Ramage from Ilkley (4A*, 6A).
A number of bursary pupils also scored impressive results. They include Gaurav Bhardwaj from Bradford who was over the moon with impressive grades – 7A*s, an A and 2 Bs. Gaurav, a talented Cornet player and member of the Big Band, was especially happy with his Latin and Greek. He said, ‘As long as you’ve tried your best, no one can ask any more.’ Mother Mrs Bhardwaj said that she was ‘proud and incredibly grateful to BGS, without the bursary Gaurav would never had had this opportunity.’
Headmaster Simon Hinchliffe said: “I’m delighted to see so many of our pupils achieve so many A* and A grades at GCSE; to do so while continuing to excel outside the classroom is testimony to the outstanding all-round education provided by the school.”
“At a time when former Bradford Grammar School pupils Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have won a brilliant Olympic triathlon gold and silver in Rio, this is great news for our School, Bradford and Yorkshire. Today’s superb GCSE results provide our students with a fantastic foundation for their A level studies in our high-performing Sixth Form and future applications to the UK’s leading universities. We are looking forward to welcoming Sixth Form applicants who are looking to capitalise on fantastic GCSE results and maximise their A level grades and future opportunities.”
“Today’s superb GCSE results provide our students with a fantastic foundation for their A level studies in our high-performing Sixth Form and future applications to the UK’s leading universities.”