2010/11 GCSE Results – A galaxy of stars at Christ College

07 Mar 2012

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Christ College, Brecon are celebrating the best ever haul of top A* grades at the school. Nearly one in three of all entries was awarded the A* grade, with particularly outstanding performances in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, where 61% of results were at A*, and in Art and Photography, where no fewer than 32 of the 35 candidates achieved the A* grade. This is the second year in succession at the college when more than 50% of all grades have been at A or A* level.

Two pupils swept the board with complete sets of top grades: Catrin Bush, from Brecon, and Patrick Robinson, from Abergavenny, achieved 10A*s while Annabel Jones, from Carmarthen gained 9A*s, an A and an A* in a PE Short Course. Ned Blackburn, from Brecon, gained 9 A*s and one A grade with other local pupils James Dale, Joseph Gowans, Bentley Halpin and Dyfan Rowlands, all from Brecon, netting a further 24 A* grades between them.

Head of Christ College, Emma Taylor, said ‘It is good to see the school’s reputation for academic excellence continue to grow, but even more importantly these are personal success stories; these pupils are not only talented but have worked very hard for their success, supported by some excellent teaching and personal tutoring.

In a highly competitive university environment, where many institutions weed out applications on the basis of GCSE grades, these pupils have taken the first step in giving themselves a range of choices after school. They have also laid the foundations for the next two years of specialist study at A level, and I am excited about what they will achieve as they move on to the Sixth Form.’

97% of pupils achieved A*-C grades in the key subjects of English and Maths, with 38% of the Maths passes at grade A*. 80% of those taking Religious Studies GCSE and 75% of those taking Design Technology also achieved A or A* grades.