GCSEs: Bishop Stopford School, Kettering

Triplets Joshua Lowe, Leanne Lowe and Max Lowe collecting their GCSE results at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering
Triplets Joshua Lowe, Leanne Lowe and Max Lowe collecting their GCSE results at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering

The celebrations have started at Bishop Stopford School with 85 per cent of students achieving five or more GCSEs at A* to C.

Staff at the school in Kettering say they are particularly delighted that, despite the in-year changes to assessment in English Language which meant that speaking and listening no longer counted towards the final grade, 84 per cent of students achieved C or above in English and 87 per cent scored C or above in maths.

Triplets William Canaguier, Lily Canaguier and Matthew Canaguier collecting their GCSE results at Bishop Stopford School

Triplets William Canaguier, Lily Canaguier and Matthew Canaguier collecting their GCSE results at Bishop Stopford School

Once again, more than 80 per cent of Bishop Stopford students achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths.

Last year, the school was placed in the top 100 schools nationally for the performance of its students; in a letter from David Laws (Minister of State for Schools) Bishop Stopford was praised for its “pursuit of the highest standards of educational achievement”.

Initial figures in 2014 suggest that 35 students gained eight or more A* or As in their results, and 60 per cent of all grades achieved in the school were A* to B.

Many other students exceeded expectations, or achieved to their fullest potential, and are now able to embark upon the next stage of their education from a very solid foundation.

Headteacher Margaret Holman said: “Particularly given the national concerns regarding assessment and grade turbulence in GCSE results, we are delighted with the excellent achievements of our students this summer.

“The results are, once again, testament to the hard work and commitment shown by a large number of people.”