Students and staff at Bohunt School Worthing are today celebrating their first year of GCSE results.
Overall, 73% of students at the school achieved a grade 4 or better in English and in Maths, a 4 is the grade set by the Government as a “pass”. 46% of students achieved even more highly gaining a grade 5 or higher in both subjects which is better than the national average for last year.
Results in English and Maths were particularly impressive. 83% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in English, 77% in maths and 63% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and 54% in maths – a grade 5 is defined by the Government as a “strong pass”.
There was also real success across the board, 21% of all grades the students achieved were grade 7 or higher. 72% of students gained at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or better. Art, separate sciences, interactive media and Mandarin all performed well with over 40% of students gaining a grade 7 or better in each of these subjects.
There were some stunning individual performances. Issy Walker achieved a total of 10 GCSEs: 8 grade 9s, 1 at grade 8 and 1 at grade 7 whilst Yin Yin Ling got 7 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s. Other top performers were Dylan Jackson, Jacob Tupper, Gabriella Noyce, Heidi Cameron, Alex Miller, Nancy Vincent, Cydney Hall and Kieran Le Manquais who all achieved 8 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 7.
Bohunt School Worthing had its first Ofsted inspection last September. It was judged outstanding for its pastoral care and good in all other areas. Inspectors praised the strong progress students were making in a range of subjects, particularly English and maths. They also highlighted how the quality of teaching, learning and assessment interested and motivated students. The GCSE results of summer 19 support Ofsted’s judgements and recognise the pathway of continual improvement the school has been on since opening in 2015.
Adam Whitehead, Headteacher at Bohunt School Worthing, said:
“We are thrilled with today’s excellent results, of which students, staff and families of our school can all be incredibly proud.
This is our first ever cohort of Year 11 students and the outcomes they have achieved are a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by them and our excellent staff. Since opening we have focused on delivering a broad, engaging and innovative curriculum based around the highest expectations, unparalleled opportunity and highly effective teaching. It has enabled our students to become independent, aspirational and successful learners and has been achieved with support from the Bohunt Education Trust. This meant our students arrived at their exams in May ready to perform and achieved today’s amazing results.
We have some stunning individual performances; however, success is not just measured in those students getting the highest grades but all students achieving the grades they need for their next step in education. We are delighted that so many now have the grades they need in order to progress and we wish them well. They have set a high benchmark for future year groups to follow.”
Neil Strowger, Chief Executive of Bohunt Education Trust, which sponsors Bohunt School Worthing, said:
“These results mark another significant step in the development of Bohunt School Worthing. The school has come a long way since opening in temporary accommodation and today’s GCSE outcomes demonstrate clearly the positive impact of our educational vision.
At Bohunt Education Trust, we are committed to ensuring the achievement of every student, and we are delighted that Bohunt School Worthing’s first ever Year 11 students and the staff have received the excellent results that they so richly deserve.”