Ballard School has achieved a record set of GCSE results in 2018 with 100% A*- C Maths, 100% A*- C English and 98% of all pupils attaining the ‘Gold Standard’ of five GCSE passes including English and Maths, beating the previous record of 93% in 2012.
Notable successes include four pupils (6.5% of the year group) gaining more than 10 A*/A (grades 9-7) each and one pupil scoring five grade 9’s (the new A** level) and two A*s! There was also a notable number of pupils who gained the top grades A*/A (grades 9-7) in both English and Maths, with 39.6% in English Language; 32% in English Literature and 38% in Maths. We are proud of the efforts and perseverance of all our pupils.
Furthermore, there was a 100% A*- C (grades 9-4) in nine other subjects including all three Sciences as well as Art, Food Preparation & Nutrition, French, German, Music and Religious Studies.
Headmaster, Andrew McCleave, said:
“These outstanding results are a real credit to the pupils and staff at Ballard. We are so proud of our pupils’ successes this year, particularly in core subjects such as Maths, English and Science.
These results reflect the professionalism and dedication of all our staff and the high standards and high expectations we have here at Ballard. Not only will our pupils leave with excellent examination results, they will also leave Ballard as confident, mature young people ready to go out into the world, keen to make a difference. It is a privilege to have been given the opportunity to lead and develop this great School.”