Bishop Luffa students have been celebrating their GCSE results today. Head Teacher Austen Hindman said: ‘our students have shown real character to come through the difficulties of the last few years. Results have returned to pre-Covid levels, but of course those students in 2019 hadn’t been through what these students have been through. We are incredibly proud of them, and if you have a 16 year old in your family, you should be proud of them, too.’
One notable success is Eddie Baldry. Anxiety prevented Eddie from coming into the building for the whole of Year 8 and 9 and he didn’t think that he would ever return to school. Not only did he come back, but he passed all of his GCSEs, even achieving a grade 9 in English.
Nika Muravets only joined Bishop Luffa from Ukraine last July and still managed to secure 9 strong passes at GCSE.
Katie Faulkner, Head of Key Stage 4, praised the year group for their resilience. ‘I am not sure that many adults would have coped with this amount of adversity and still come out smiling. They are an incredible group of young people, who deserve this success.’
With the number of top grades falling substantially this year, the following students deserve credit for bucking the trend:
Charlotte Hatton and Erin Pullen, who both gained seven grade 9s
Alicia Witch, Zoe Smyth and Alex Wilburn, who gained five grade 9s
Aaron Butters, who gained four grade 9s and six grade 8s.
Sam Goldsmith, James Quail, Jasim Rahman, Johnny Sargent, Olivia Frymann and Ioan Harley who all gained four grade 9s.
Overall, 76% of students achieved grade 4 or above in English and Maths, and 53% achieved grade 5 or above in both subjects. The average grade at the school was 5.2.