Once again, the wonderful students of Bridgwater College Academy have achieved outstanding results. This summer, Year 11 sat the new ‘tougher’ GCSEs, they are reported as a numerical grade from 1 to 9. The students have done fantastically well and should be justifiably proud of their results. The team at Bridgwater College Academy would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers who, with us, have worked hard to ensure that the students of Bridgwater College Academy achieve success. 

As mentioned above, the old grade system of A* - G has now been replaced by a numerical system of grades 9 - 1. Grade 9 has previously been described by DFE as an A** equivalent; this grade is only achieved by the top 1-4% of students nationally and a grade 8 is equivalent to an A* which is only achieved by approximately 15% of students nationally. At Bridgwater College Academy 16 students achieved 29 grade 9/8s between them. 

Please see the table below for a summary of our headline figures. The summary doesn’t include our Progress 8 score, this is the main measure of success for schools at GCSE but this measure is not confirmed until all the national data is published, we are once again hopeful that we will achieve a score of above the national average.

Bridgwater College Academy
% GCSE English and Maths both grade 5+
% GCSE English and Maths both grade 4+
% GCSE English grade 5+
% GCSE Maths grade 5+
% GCSE English grade 4+
% GCSE Maths grade 4+

 There have been some magnificent individual student achievements, here are just a few: Gaby Kapusta achieved, 9,9,9,8,8,8,8,7; Neve Champion achieved, 8,8,8,7,6,6,6; Dylan Granville achieved, 8,7,7,7,7,7,7,5; Blake Lloyd achieved, 8,7,6,6,6,6,5,5; Connor Challis achieved, 8,7,7,6,6,6,6; Lucy Crossman achieved, 8,7,7,6,6,6; Valdis Berzins achieved, 8,7,7,7,6,6 and Elizabeth Purchase achieved, 8,7,7,6,6,6,6,5. 

In addition to these superb results, 34 students achieved 81 grades 9, 8 or 7, equivalent to A**, A* or A grades. This year has been a superbly successful year for Year 11, congratulations to you all and good luck in the next stage of your journey. 

Zoe Stucki.