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GCSE results: Bishop’s Stortford College's 115 Year 11 students score three highest grades in 79% of exams

Four in every five GCSEs achieved by Year 11 pupils at Bishop's Stortford College were at the three highest grades.

The 115-strong Upper Fifth cohort at the Maze Green Road independent school were graded 9, 8 or 7 (or A*-A using the old system) in 79% of all examinations. The England average is 25.9%.

Of the 1,116 exams sat, 341 (30.5%) were awarded the top grade of 9 and 640 (57.3%) were graded 9 or 8.

Bishop's Stortford College (42273783)
Bishop's Stortford College (42273783)

A total of 49 pupils have been awarded the College’s coveted Ten Club tie for achieving 10 or more grades at 9-7 with a total of 612 grade 9s and 8s between them.

Seven students – Jonah B-C, Will C, Charlie H, Samuel M, Vibha M, Arnav P and Florence S – achieved at least nine 9.

New College head Kathy Crewe-Read – the first female head in the school's 152-year history – said: “This is an excellent set of exam results and I am so pleased to be joining the College at this time.

"I look forward to seeing these very talented pupils progress through the Sixth Form as they set their sights on university and the next stage of their academic career.”

Kathy Crewe-Read is only the 10th head since the school was founded as the Nonconformist Grammar School in 1868. She officially takes up the post on Tuesday September 1.

She joins from the award-winning Wolverhampton Grammar School (WGS) in the West Midlands, where she was head for seven years. She succeeds Jeremy Gladwin.

Bishop’s Stortford College's 1,173 children – 966 day students and 207 full- and part-time boarders – are spread across three schools: pre-prep (aged 4-7), prep (7-13) and senior school (13-18). There are 248 students in the sixth form.

It is one of the UK’s top 20 performing independent co-eds and consistently ranks among the top 100 independents in the country. In its March 2017 ISI inspection it was adjudged ‘excellent’ in all four sections – the highest accolade achievable.

The College is a founding member of the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust.

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