Bootham Students on the Up
Students at Bootham School in York are celebrating an impressive collection of GCSE results, with performance up on all major measures. Sitting the tried and tested Maths, English Language and English Literature International GCSEs, Bootham youngsters did not have to worry about the new grading system in those subjects. Instead, with a 94% A*-C Pass rate, 57% of passes between A*-A and 85% at A*-B, more than 1 in 5 students achieved 10 or more A/A* grades, with over a quarter gaining 9 or more.
4 candidates -Rob Davidson, Christopher Chivers, Luke Conkleton and Finn Van der Voort- rung up at least 11 A* grades each, pride of place going to Finn, whose 13 A* grades made him the school’s best performing youngster.
Headmaster Chris Jeffery commented: “These results represent the culmination of two years’ hard work from pupils and staff, as well as fruits of strong and solid foundations set before GCSE courses started. I am very proud of the young people and colleagues who have worked with such commitment and determination to deserve them.
“It’s been a really good summer for Bootham!”