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GCSE Results 2019

Students, staff and parents are celebrating another year of strong GCSE results at The Castle School
in Thornbury. The large cohort of 255 students obtained qualifications in over 30 different subjects,
and the school again prides itself in students achieving strongly in the ‘core’ subjects, but also having
the opportunity to choose from a broad range of optional subjects, to allow students to develop
their different talents.

Executive Headteacher Will Roberts said “We’re very proud of so many different achievements again
this year, which represents the broad range of talents our students have developed. Progress in
Maths and English remains very important for all students, and I’m pleased to see another increase
in the proportion of students achieving at least a standard pass in both of these subjects. Yet it’s the
wide scope of qualifications that is the biggest challenge of GCSEs, and I’m so proud of the way so
many students clearly rose to the challenge. Most students had to sit between 20 and 30 different
exam papers in May and June, and so today they rightly deserve to celebrate all the hard work. I also
know that these results wouldn’t be possible without the support of their teachers and their
families, and I hope they also feel very proud of these talented young people. Whether they are
moving into our thriving Sixth Form, or continuing their education elsewhere, these results should
set them up for a successful future”

The depth of talent is shown by 25 students achieving 9 or more GCSEs at grades 9-7 (equivalent to
the old A/A*).The highest achievers included Annabel McLaren, who obtained 10 top-grade 9s, and
Jemima Barnes, who has obtained 8 top-grades and 13 GCSEs in total. Ben Barrow and Ruwaydah
Azad both obtained 7 grade 9s, while Angus Chan, Winifred Ralph, Harrison Kent, Jessica Pow, Sidra
Muhammed, Finbar Wilde, Isabel McDade, Georgia Tyrer, George Bazzone and William
Wolstenholme all obtained at least 8 GCSEs at 9 or 8.