Pupils have been celebrating the best ever results at Frederick Bremer School. With this year seeing the introduction of the new English and Maths GCSEs, it is sensational accomplishment for our pupils to achieve 18% of all their GCSEs at the highest level of grade 7+ / A-A* and a total of 16 of the top ‘9 grades’ in the new English and Maths GCSEs. Over 64% of pupils got a strong pass in the new English GCSE, and 60% of pupils achieved a strong pass across at least 5 subjects. 20% of pupils also got the strongest passes in the English Baccalaureate measure.
Top achieving pupil was Ewan Hindes, who scored 3 grade 9s, 5 A*s and 1 A grade. Head boy, Mert Yildiz achieved 10 GCSES at grade 5/C or above and was one of 18 pupils who achieved at least 5 A*/A grades. 11 of the top 20 achieving pupils were girls, including Shanzay Azhar who scored the highest grade of 9 in maths as well as nine grade 7+/A grades.
Mia Lundie-Smith achieved full marks in English Literature, scoring 160/160 and a perfect grade 9 and Asha Okasili Smith dropped only one mark in the subject.
In particular, results in English Language and English Literature were exceptional, with 83% of pupils achieving good passes and 26% achieving the highest passes of 7+.
Headteacher, Jenny Smith, said ‘We are delighted with our results, which are testimony to the hard work and resilience of our pupils and commitment of our staff. With so much change to GCSEs taking place affecting these learners, these results are exceptional and we are delighted for each and every one of them.’
Not only were pupils in Year 11 taking GCSEs, but also a number of pupils in Year 9 had taken some GCSEs as part of the new Creativity Curriculum in the school which aims to develop a broader curriculum and critical thinking skills, to support pupils as they move into full GCSE courses. 63% of pupils entered achieved an A*-C in Spanish (which they studied in one year) and 62% achieved A*-C in Religious Studies. Two pupils achieved A* grades in Spanish, even though they had not studied the language before the start of the year. Ms Smith said: ‘We introduced an exciting, yet challenging, Key Stage Three curriculum based on the skills of creativity in order to develop the resilience and skills our pupils will need to achieving the highest grades in the new GCSEs. Alongside taking GCSEs, many pupils have also gained ABRSM Music grades (with many at grade 3 or above). Not only is this adding breadth to pupils curriculum, but their confidence and determination to succeed is clear.’