Students and staff at Aldridge School are celebrating great GCSE results this year following on from last week’s A Level success. A further round of changes nationally has meant that most subjects are now graded 9 to 1 following GCSE reform with only a few still using the old A* to G grades.
Despite the new style of assessment in these qualifications and the removal of most coursework elements results for students at Aldridge have increased from last year.
Amongst the top students was Irfarn Mahmood with 4 grade 9s in Biology, Physics, History and Religious Studies along with 2 grade 8s, a grade 7, 2 grade 6s and an A. Ciara Watson achieved 2 grade 9s in History and Physics, 5 grade 8s, a grade 7 and 2 grade 6s. Stephanie Deathridge attained grade 9 in Music, 5 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s and a grade 6 and George Leonard got a grade 9 in History, 5 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, a grade 6 and a C.
Headteacher, Ian Bryant said “I am very proud of what our students have achieved and would like to congratulate them on their success. With so much change this year, it has been very difficult for schools to know what to expect results at GCSE to look like and I am delighted that the hard work of students and staff has been rewarded with improved results.”