Bedford Modern School pupils celebrate GCSE success

Sarah Combes and Perry Liu picking up their GCSE results at Bedford Modern School
Sarah Combes and Perry Liu picking up their GCSE results at Bedford Modern School

Following last week’s outstanding A-Level results, Bedford Modern School Year 11 pupils and staff have been celebrating a stunning set of GCSE results with 99 per cent of grades between A* and C.

This year, 71 per cent of grades were either A* or A with 36 per cent of grades at A*.

The school, which celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2014, saw 92 per cent of grades achieved between A* and B.

A total of 33 pupils secured straight A*/A grades.

Top achievers included Luke Carson from Newport Pagnell and Perry Liu with 11 A* grades each and Sarah Combes, Nishanth Narayanan, Samantha Prentice and James Sandy who each obtained 10 A* grades.

Sarah Combes said: “I am ecstatic with my results.

“I have had such an enjoyable time during the last two years of my GCSE studies and have grown so much as a person.

“I know I will continue to grow when I move into the BMS sixth form.”

Samantha Prentice said: “I am so surprised and relieved.

“All the studying was worth it and BMS is best.

“I aspire to go to Cambridge University to become a pharmaceutical engineer.”

Another outstanding pupil was Vivek Mistry, who lives in Wellingborough, and achieved nine A* grades, plus an A* in additional maths and an A grade in AS maths.

2013 sees the tenth anniversary of co-education at Bedford Modern School and Hannah Milburn received her results while in South Africa on Bedford Modern School’s Senior Girls’ Sports Tour.

Hannah achieved three A*s, five As and two Bs and is one of the original group of nine girls that entered Bedford Modern School in Year 3 when the School first went co-educational in 2003.

She said: “We were given our results in the hotel before leaving this morning to go to the Kariega Game Reserve.

“In the future, we will be able to look back and say we can remember exactly where we were when we got our GCSE results.”

Headmaster Michael Hall said: “This is an excellent set of GCSE results and I am very proud of all our Year 11 pupils.

“I appreciate the pressures and stress on pupils and their families and am just so pleased they have pulled it off.”