GCSE results day 2017: Bassingbourn Village College

PUBLISHED: 12:31 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:44 24 August 2017

Rachel Burgess and Chloe Compton pleased with their marks.

Rachel Burgess and Chloe Compton pleased with their marks.

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Students at Bassingbourn Village College are celebrating another "impressive haul of A and A* grades" in their GCSE results.

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A quarter of students at the school in South End achieved eight or more of the highest grades – A*, A or 7, 8, or 9.

Principal Duncan Cooper said: “I am delighted to say that a third of all grades awarded to our students were A or A* for a second year running. It’s an impressive achievement and shows just how hard our staff and students have worked in a year where the exams have become more challenging and harder to secure these top grades. I am incredibly proud of them all.

BVC students overjoyed after opening their GCSE results this morning.BVC students overjoyed after opening their GCSE results this morning.

“We are particularly delighted with the grades for languages - in Spanish over half of the cohort achieved an A/A* grade and in Latin 90% of the cohort secured the top grades. In the new style GCSEs students were also successful in securing the top grades with 50% of all students achieving 5+ in English and Maths.”

Three students achieved A and A*, or equivalent, across the board - Pheobe Elvin, Elizabeth Marriage and Maddie Shohet.

Francesca Churchill gets a hug after doing well in her GCSE results.Francesca Churchill gets a hug after doing well in her GCSE results.

Seven students achieved 11 A and A*, or equivalent – Finn Chapman, Emily Dow, Ben Hale, Tom Nussey, Patrick Safford and Robert Steyn.

These results come at the end of a year which has seen the college listed in the top seven per cent of schools in England for pupil progress in English.

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