GCSEs 2019: Almost half of Bulmershe students awarded grades 9-5

ALMOST half of all pupils sitting GCSEs at The Bulmershe School in Woodley were awarded top grades of 9-5 – the equivalent of the old A*-B grades. 

Delighted headteacher Amanda Woodfin said that all of its teaching departments had had success stories to tell, and that she was “proud of all of our students”. 

These included: 

Reuben and Bethany who both achieved nine grades 9-8 or equivalent; Celia and Sumeet who achieved eight grade 9-8 or equivalent; Liam who achieved seven grade 9-8 or equivalent; Sophie who achieved six grade 9-8 or equivalent; and Darsh who achieved four grade 9-8 or equivalent. 

Four out of five physics students gained grades 9-5, while almost nine in 10 chemistry (86%) students and biology (88%) students did the same. 

In photography, 81% of pupils scooped grades 9-5. 

Ms Woodfin said: “These are amazing results”. 

Other successes included art, where all entries achieved at least 9-4 grades. 

In triple sciences, 89% achieved 9-4 grades. 

In other subjects, the percentage of pupils who got 9-4 grades were as follows: 73% religious studies, 71% music, 79% computer science, 73% drama and 67% English literature. 

“We look forward to welcoming Year 12 into our sixth form and thank them for their many contributions to school life here at Bulmershe,” Ms Woodfin said. 

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button