The Bicester School records ‘best ever’ GCSE results

The Bicester School is celebrating its best ever GCSE results as 74 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades.

Of the 174 pupils taking the exams, 63 per cent achieved the top grades including English and maths. This is a 23 per cent improvement on last year’s results and far outstrips the national average of 54 per cent.

Headteacher Tony Rushworth said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the performance which surpasses our previous best of 54 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. With a 23 per cent improvement on last year it is likely to be one of the biggest improvements in the country.

“The pupils should be justifiably proud of their achievements which will provide them with an excellent foundation for the next stage of their learning.”

Among the other highlights, 82 per cent of pupils taking GCSE English at The Bicester School achieved an A*-C grade, which is around 15 per cent higher than typical national averages.

The Bicester School, which was previously known as Bicester Community College, re-launched as an academy in August. It is sponsored by local education group Activate Learning which also manages City of Oxford College and Banbury and Bicester College and opened UTC Oxfordshire in Didcot this September.

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