Students, staff, parents and governors of Bohunt School are today celebrating superb examination results. The percentage of Bohunt students gaining 5A*-C grades (including English & Maths) is up, the percentage of students making expected progress in English is up 9% and the percentage of disadvantaged students gaining 5A*-C grades (including English & Maths) is up 7%, despite a national picture of declining pass rates (English down 5.2% and Maths down 2.3%).
The new English & Maths threshold measure is 80%. This is very likely to be a long way ahead of the national picture. The following subjects achieved truly outstanding results: 100% of Global Perspectives students achieved an A* or A; 100% of students passed Mandarin and Statistics; the Spanish immersion language group, who took their GCSE two years early, achieved 75% A*/A and 100% passed.
In addition to the great exam results, Bohunt this year has also shown the success of its innovative and broad approach to education with the running of successful expeditions to Kyrgyzstan and Greenland, winning the national HSBC Mandarin speaking competition, holding a student led professional development workshop for over 100 Swedish teachers and the school’s iPad Band performing at the BETT education technology Show in London.
There were some truly incredible individual performances; the top ten performers were:
- April Charman-Armour: 10A*s & Additional Maths at A grade (highest grades possible)
- Harvey Bermingham: 8A*s, 2As & Additional Maths at A grade
- Aidan Grimes: 8A*s, 2As & a merit at Spanish Pre-U
- Madeleine Turner: 8A*s, 2As
- Sophia Sogaard: 8A*s, 1A, 1B & Additional Maths at A grade
- Pola Goclawska: 8A*s, 1A, 2Bs
- Ella Johnson: 7A*s, 2As, 1B
- Sam Greening: 6A*s, 4As, Additional Maths at A grade & a pass at Spanish Pre-U
- Heather Goodson: 6A*s, 4As
- Felicity Mackenzie: 6A*s, 4As
Headteacher, Neil Strowger, said:
“We are all immensely proud of these record results which reflect the hard work, effort and talent of our learners. I am terrifically proud to recognise alongside these laudable achievements, the high quality support our learners receive from governors, parents and an enthusiastic staff. We at Bohunt attach great importance to all our learners achieving and enjoying success. Life isn’t all about examination grades, but such results indubitably give Bohunt students great life chances.”
Further success and improvement is expected through The Bohunt Sixth Form, which opens in 2017 and the Bohunt Education Trust’s links with innovative new-build schools and a partner school in Wenzhou, China (which Bohunt students and teachers will be able to go on extended exchanges to).