Another exceptional year of results at Bishop Douglass
Students and staff at Bishop Douglass are once again celebrating incredible success in this year’s GCSE results.
Despite difficulties faced this year and the increasing use of virtual learning, students rose to the challenge and achievements are a testament to their hard-work and resilience.
Students have excelled across a number of subjects and the percentage of pupils achieving top grades remains impressive, with over a third of grades awarded 7+. This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of centre-assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. We went out of our way to be meticulous and not over inflate results, so everyone can be confident in the grades they achieved. This was testimony to the strong work ethic of the students and the commitment and dedication of the staff here. We are extremely proud of all our students who have succeeded despite the challenges of Covid-19 and consequent disruption to studies.
This follows a successful set of A Level results which saw 42.5% of students achieve an A*-A grades and 92% of students gain A*-C grades. In addition, the number of students attaining A*-B grades increased to 75%. Students are now looking forward to returning to the Bishop Douglass Sixth Form to commence their A Levels in September.
Every student’s story is a success, evident of their perseverance and commitment, alongside staff’s endless support and commitment to ensuring every student fulfils their potential. In addition to an overall trend of improvement, there have been some outstanding individual performances:
- Salisbury Primary alumni Ilea celebrates 9999999998D2 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English Language and Literature, Drama, RE, History, French and Sports. He looks forward to repeating his success at the Bishop Douglass Sixth Form.
- Chukwuemeka (Wessex Gardens) has ambitions of becoming a Financial Analyst and is well placed to achieve his dreams as he attained impressive grades of 999988888D27 in Chemistry, Maths, Geography, RE, Spanish, Biology, Media Studies, English Literature and Language, Sport and Physics.
- Estefania achieved 9999888887 in Chemistry, History, Maths, Spanish, English Literature and Language, Art, Physics, Biology and Drama. She looks forward to attending the Bishop Douglass Sixth Form in September, before embarking on a degree in Chemistry at university.
Head of Year 11 Mr Reed commented: “The results celebrated today are not only worthy of the hard-work and strong work ethic displayed by students, but a tribute to their maturity and passion for their chosen subjects. I am incredibly proud that students have begun to build the foundations for their future triumphs and wish them all every success in the future.”
Ms Henderson, Head of School stated: “I am so amazed with how the students coped with blended learning and the turmoil of disruption. It shows true resilience and character of all our students I am so proud of each and every one of them and thank the parents for their phenomenal support. I cannot express enough my gratitude to the staff and how adaptable they have been during such trying times.”