PRESS RELEASE - August 2019
The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School is celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results.
We are delighted that in English 64% of our students achieved a strong pass in English and 77% gained a standard pass which is in line with our very aspirational targets for this cohort to be in the top 20% of schools nationally.
In Math’s last year our results put us in the top 9 % of schools nationally. This year we have performed incredibly well again. 57% of students achieved a strong pass and 78% gained a standard pass, again beating the high targets by a significant margin.
Twenty of our students have achieved a grade 7, 8 or 9 in both English and Maths.
Special mention must go to our top performing students Isobel Lawrence Mcqueen (7 x grade 9 and 3 x 8), Oliver Izzard (5x grade 9 with 5 x grade 7 and 8’s), Angus Martin (5 x grade 9), and Ellie Macleod, Jessica Ewing, Charlie Genner, Sam Scot, Jacob Tong and Ethan Forster with exceptional performances.
Headteacher Martin Henton commented:
“I am really proud of the achievements of our students this year who have worked so hard in a climate of challenging national change. Staff have worked tirelessly to support them and helped them to manage the pressure that the new GCSEs present.
We aim to make learning fun and balance the academic demands with a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for a healthy life balance which students really value”.