Abbey Gate College Celebrates Excellent GCSE Results

23 Aug 2018

Abbey Gate College welcomed a rise in the College’s pass rate at GCSE despite national concerns about the increase in difficulty in these new style examinations. Once again the students exceeded expectations which allows them to move easily on to the next stage of their education.

There was an air of excitement from pupils this morning as subject choices for A Level were discussed in light of their strong GCSE results.

93% of results were A* to C/Grades 9-4.

48% of students gained Grades 9-7 in GCSE science subjects.

Amongst the very highest achievers were Francesca Conyers, Oliver Hall, Alexandra Haslam, Alfie Macdonald-Brown and Sam Mason who gained A* or 9 in one or more subjects.

Headmistress, Tracy Pollard said: “These results are a fantastic finale to our 40th birthday celebrations. The pupils have worked hard and have shown determination and resilience in the face of some very challenging new courses. I am delighted that our focus on bringing out the best in each individual pupil has been rewarded with these fantastic grades. The support and dedication of the staff is second to none which has allowed our pupils to fulfil their academic and personal potential.”

Anyone interested to know more about Abbey Gate College should attend the Senior School Open Day on Saturday 22 September or contact 01244 564170 or

Photo: Alexandra Haslam and Zoe Harriman