Posted: 22.08.19 at 13:57 by Tim Lethaby
Staff and students are celebrating their GCSE results at St Dunstan’s School, in Glastonbury.
Results show that students have performed above average compared to national figures. Once again this shows another improvement to the consistent progress made by students at St Dunstan’s.
Among the many students achieving great results, Alex Biddlecombe achieved 10 grades 9-7 (equivalent to the old A*-A measure) with six at grade 9, Tabitha Briar achieved eight grades 9-7 with two at grade 9, and Azra Hinton achieved six grades 9-7.
Students who made the most significant progress this year were Heather Corvidae who achieved more than two grades above her expected grades, Harrison Chaggar-Goode, Trinity Crabb, Ozzy Cross, Sebastian Elliot-Foster, Joshua Gillentine, Kyel Caerdroia, Samuel Masters, Rebecca Shaw and Archie Wade.
Sixty-three per cent of students achieved above a grade four (equivalent to a grade C) in English and 75 per cent in maths.
Head teacher Keith Howard said: “I am delighted with another great set of results for our students.
"The school continues to go from strength to strength, with this set of results improving again on previous years with students benefiting from strong teaching in a small school environment allowing them to thrive.
"I would like to thank all the staff and parents for their help and support for the students who have shown commitment, hard work and determination to achieve their very best, I wish them all the best for their futures.”
Alun Williams, CEO of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership of which St Dunstan's is a member, said: “I was delighted to see the excellent progress made by students at St Dunstan's following receipt of their GCSE results today.
"The Year 11s have excelled at a time of ever more challenging exams. These results show how partnership working can benefit children and bring real purpose to school improvement.
"Well done to all the staff and students - another stunning set of outcomes.”
Katie Quinn, chair of governors, said: “As chair of governors at St Dunstan’s I would like to say a huge congratulations to students and staff for another solid set of GCSE results.
"The progress score for the school continues to improve, but we are not complacent and will continue to drive forward improvements in teaching and learning as the school works towards outstanding.
"Good luck to all our students as they embark on the next part of their educational journey.”
To find out more about St Dunstan’s School, its Open Evening is on 25th September, with regular tours of the school available.