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- Pupils celebrate GCSE success as they receive their results at schools and colleges across the Bradford district
GCSE students at Bradford College are celebrating after almost half achieved A*- B grades – seven per cent more... http://t.co/kvMmObIkuA— @bradfordcollege 22 August 2013
Afsah Naz smiles after collecting her GCSE results at Bradford College today
Good luck to everyone receiving there GCSE exam results today! Hope you all get the grades you want :)— @Dynamomagician 22 August 2013
Cindy Peek, Deputy Director Children’s Services, said: “An early analysis of GCSE results shows that this is another positive year for Bradford schools and students at GCSE. The number of students gaining 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths is likely to be similar or slightly higher than the 2012 figure of 52.4per cent.
"There have been some notable student and school successes – with some schools improving their pass rate by ten percentage points or more.
“We recognise that these very encouraging results are due to the commitment and enormous efforts of school staff, Governors, parents and students alike and we would like to congratulate them all.
“Bradford shares the concerns raised nationally about GCSE exam grades. Ofqual has informed us that overall results nationally could look different to results in previous years, even though standards will be maintained.”
Well done to those who received their GCSE results today! Next steps? We offer free skills and training courses http://t.co/taE6bIenv4— @barnardos 22 August 2013
Team GB cyclist Abby Parkinson looks pleased with her GCSE results at Bradford Grammar School
Students at Beckfoot Grammar School celebrate their GCSE success
GCSE students at Bradford College are celebrating after almost half achieved A*-B grades – seven per cent more than the national average.
Overall 95per cent of students passed their exams, with science students performing particularly well.
The College scored a 100per cent pass rate for Triple Science, Biology, Human Health and Physiology. And nearly 50per cent of GCSE students achieved A*-B in Maths.
Challenge College saw the last results in the school’s history – next month it becomes Oasis Academy Lister Park. The top subject was Urdu with a 100per cent pass rate – all at grades A* and A. This was closely followed by Biology (96per cent) and English Literature (90per cent).
Hipperhome Grammar School achieved an excellent pass rate with 95per cent of pupils gaining 5 A*-C grades which maintains the improvement over the past two years.
Up to 92.5per cent gained 5A*-C including English and Maths, a seven per cent increase on last year.
History, Music and all three separate Sciences saw 100per cent pass rates.
At South Craven School 97per cent of the 274 students achieved five or more A*- C grades, compared to the national average of 70per cent. The school also saw its ‘best ever’ results – 65per cent - for the 5 A*- C grade measure, including English and Mathematics.
RT @bradfordacademy: Record no of students enrolled into our 6th form today as a result of the best GCSE results the Academy has enjoyed. …— @ClaireS_TandA 22 August 2013
Although top grades were slightly down at University Academy in Keighley, the school saw its best ever results in Maths, with seven per cent more pupils gaining A* to C grades.
Notable success include Mohammed Omar Rauf, who gained seven GCSEs at A* and another six at grade A, and Juwayriyya Malik also with seven subjects at A* and three with grade A.
RT @bgsbio: Big congrats to all of you today! An excellent performance overall. #chuffed— @ClaireS_TandA 22 August 2013
Results tomorrow - not sure what to do? Speak to one of our advisers on 01274 433056. #Bradford #GCSEs.— @StudentGuidance 21 August 2013
Hanson Academy also saw record results – with the number of students gaining 5A* to C grades rising from 43per cent to 49per cent.
Thornton Grammar School saw its best ever GCSE results. The 5 A* - C including English and Maths score has increased by 10 percentage points to 56per cent this year. Head Chris Sampson said: “I am delighted for all the students and congratulate them on this fantastic achievement as all their hard work has paid off. I also pay tribute to all the staff for their skill and dedication and to all the parents for their support. “
At Bradford College a number of students found success their second time around. Marie Ikuze collected several great results in science, including an A* in chemistry. Marie, 19, had arrived in the UK from Rwanda aged 16, and had not sat any GCSEs before attending the college.
At Bradford College a number of students found success their second time around. Marie Ikuze collected several great results in science, including an A* in chemistry.
Marie, 19, had arrived in the UK from Rwanda aged 16, and had not sat any GCSEs before attending the college.
Everything crossed for good #Bradford GCSE results today!— @SHinchcliffe 22 August 2013
Pupils at Bradford Grammar achieved outstanding GCSE results, with a third of all grades being the maximum A* One pupil, Alastair Glen, opened his results to find he had gained 10 A*, the best possible grades available due to the school's 10 subject cap.
Beckfoot School in Wagon Lane Bingley has revealed that 74per cent of students achieved at least 5 A*-C including English and Maths and 92per cent of the year group achieved at least 5 A* -C grades.
Headteacher David Horn said this morning: "Up to 31per cent of our students have excelled by gaining 5 or more A/A* grades and 99.6per cent of the year group have achieved at least one qualification – something of which we are very proud of as a comprehensive school.
"There are many outstanding individual achievements."
The following students have achieved 5 or more A* grades with the number of A* grades in brackets:
Felix Bunting (12), Aimen Hassan (12), Nathaniel Keidan (12), Bill Livingstone (11), Harry Taylor (11), Lottie Roberts (9), Ed Ford (9), Ahmet Baki (8), Amy Finch (7), Aliyah Khan (7), Usama Khan (6), Catherine Briscoe (5), Shona Conway (5), Sarah Craven (5), Oscar Hickson (5), Amber Rehman (6).
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