GCSE: Stand-out students at AVC

Students celebrated as they collected their GCSE results.

The students, who sat their exams in June, are the first group to receive their maths, English Literature and English Language results in a new format.

The traditional GCSE grades A* to G are being phased out and replaced by a numbered grade scale from 9 to 1. Nine is the highest grade.

This year saw the College achieve a 96% pass rate in the GCSE exams with some students gaining the coveted Grade 9 in the new English and maths GCSE.

Sophie Tamang was one of the pupils who got a Grade 9 in her maths. Her other GCSE achievements were, English Language (7), English Literature (8), Additional science (A*), Geography (A*), Core Science (A), Spanish (A*), Art (A), Design and Technology (A) and Ethics (A*).

Fellow pupil, Hollie Bales Smith, achieved two grade 9s in English and English Literature and six grade A/A* in Additional Science, Geography, History, Core Science, Art and Ethics. She also got a Grade 6 in maths and a B in Spanish.

Another successful student was Lauren Frewin Smith. She receieved English Language (8), English Literature (4), Maths (6), Additional Science (A), Geography (A*), Core Science (B), Spanish (B), Art (B), Drama (C) and Ethics (A).

Mrs Juliette Baldwin, Acting Principal at Avon Valley College, said: “I am very proud of what our students have achieved. We’ve had some stand out results which are down to the hard work of pupils and staff.”