GCSE RESULTS: Bishop Stopford, Kettering

Christian Mitchell with his 11A* grades
Christian Mitchell with his 11A* grades

In another year of high standards, Bishop Stopford students have performed in line with their peers of 2014: the results last year placed Bishop as the best performing state school in the county.

A total of 85 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C and 80 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths.

Ella Palmer celebrates 10A* and an A grade in her GCSEs

Ella Palmer celebrates 10A* and an A grade in her GCSEs

Provisional calculations suggest the progress which students have made over their five years at the school is even better than last year – a testament to their consistent hard work and commitment.

A third of all grades were awarded at A*-A, with 18 students achieving 10 or more A* and A grades.

Two students who performed particularly well were Christian Mitchell with 11 A* GCSEs, and Ella Palmer with 10 A* and 1 A grade.

Twenty-three students’ results showed exceptional progress in relation to their starting points in Key Stage 2 SATs.

Many others exceeded expectations, and are now able to embark upon the next stage of their education with confidence.

Headteacher Margaret Holman said: “This is an important day to celebrate our students’ success.

“We were particularly delighted with results in challenging academic subjects such as maths, where 93 per cent of students achieved A*-C grades.

“We are thrilled for our students today, and immensely proud of their achievements.”