Success at GCSE for Chew Valley students

Hot on the heels of outstanding A level results and on a day when the national media was announcing a significant down-turn in GCSE pass rates, Chew Valley had another set of individual and cohort results to cheer about.

70% of students achieved 5A*- C including English and Maths. On the new Progress measures Chew Valley looks set to exceed the national average for adding value. Superb subject performances included English Literature where 82% of students achieved a grade C or above and Mathematics where the figure was 81%.

The breadth of curriculum choices in place already at Chew Valley continued to support broad student achievement and progress, and not just for those at the top end of ability. This complements the Post-16 value added results at both AS and A2 this year which placed Chew Valley in the top 20% of schools and colleges in the country.

There were exceptional performances with the following students achieving 8 or more A/A* grades:

Georgia Austrie, Naomi Bull, Isaac Burnell, Zoe Downey, Lauren Gardner, Anthony Haywood, Izzie Jones, Finlay McDonald, Leonard Montague, Rebecca Muse, Gemma Norton, Jasmine Prosser, Sam Rogers, Tom Stewart, Claudia Summerhayes, Meg Thackray-Howard, Callum Waldock and Meredith Winter.

Lauren Gardner deserves particular mention for achieving 9 A* grades.

Retiring Headteacher, Mark Mallett, commented, ‘These are phenomenal results which show both strength and depth across the board.  I am absolutely delighted for the students who have worked so hard and for their parents and teachers who have given so much support behind the scenes.  Chew Valley School is a school of which the local community can be legitimately proud.’