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Success across the board for Birchwood High School's GCSE exam entrants

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GCSE results day for Birchwood High School students in Bishops Stortford
GCSE results day for Birchwood High School students in Bishops Stortford

Students at Birchwood High School in Bishop's Stortford have matched the Parsonage Lane secondary's best ever results.

This morning (Thursday) 235 excited pupils collected a “super set” of GCSE grades, equalling last year’s tally.

Their principal, Dr Chris Ingate, said: “What we saw last year was a significant ‘step change’ in the school’s performance, with three-quarters of our students achieving five or more GCSEs including English and maths.

“This year we have mirrored this performance, which will mean that all our students can access their chosen A-levels or college courses.

“Strong academic performances were seen in English, maths and science. There were a number of standout performances by individuals recording 9s across the board, but I’m very proud of our comprehensive non-selective ethos and it was also great to see students who struggled to begin with in Year 7 pass all their GCSEs five years later.”

Dr Ingate added: “With the media reporting that these were the most challenging exams in a generation and with so many changes at GCSE, including almost all subjects now awarding numbers instead of letters, to build on last year’s record results is a credit to the students’ hard work and the dedication of their teachers.

“They were a super year group and it’s great to have a record number returning to our sixth form to continue their studies.”

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