I cannot express how happy I am to report that this summer’s GCSE results are Bridlington School’s best ever, yet again. The Government has made significant changes to the qualifications that they allow to count in the performance measures used to judge schools. Btec diploma qualifications have previously been worth four GCSEs. This year they are now only worth one GCSE. It is therefore much harder for students to achieve five GCSEs. Despite this, this year 99% of Bridlington School students achieved five GCSEs, the same as last year. The percentage of students achieving five GCSEs at A* to C including in English and Maths is 54%, also the same as last year. The biggest positive, however, is the progress that students of all abilities have made in both English and Maths which, for the first time, exceeds the progress made last year by all students nationally in these two essential subjects.

These results are absolutely brilliant and I am so proud of our students who have worked incredibly hard to achieve them. I am also very proud of my staff who have been determined to ensure that standards have continued to rise, despite the Government moving the goal posts and making things significantly more challenging! Finally I would like to thank our parents/carers for their fantastic support which has helped their sons and daughters to perform so well and make such great progress at school.

Sarah Pashley

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