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Students celebrate impressive GCSE results

Published on 22/08/19

Top grades in all subjects and significant improvement on 2018

Our school continues to go from strength to strength with impressive GCSE results.

There were 122 top grades achieved across all subjects representing a significant improvement on the results last year.

Students did especially well in English, Science, Geography and Languages.

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Headteacher Julia Hinchliffe said: “Our pupils have demonstrated real commitment and resilience, working so hard for their GCSE results. 

“There are many personal triumphs within these results, with some pupils reaching multiple top grades and others achieving passes beyond their wildest dreams.”

They included Maryam Tariq from Horfield who is heading for Colston’s School sixth form after passing eight GCSEs with top grades.

She said: “If you want something you have to work hard. “

Fellow student Alfie Rylatt-Green who passed all nine of his GCSEs with grade 8s in Biology and History.

Alfie from Lockleaze said: “I’m just so happy. I did work hard and everything has come out so well.”

Yasmin Lasku from Horfield excelled in English Literature, History and Chemistry amongst her eight GCSEs.

She is also going on to Colston’s Sixth Form take A levels and is aiming for a career in politics.

Yasmin said: “I’m really happy. I worked hard but I wasn’t expecting such amazing results.”

And Cade Maxwell, pictured right, is also celebrating after strong grades in all eight GCSEs. He did especially well in Maths, History, English and Chemistry.

Cade from Horfield will be taking Maths, Science and Economics at St Mary Redcliffe sixth form.

Our impressive results come just two months after an Ofsted report confirmed our “Good” status.

And we continue to attract more students with Year 7 again oversubscribed for this coming September for the second year running.

Mrs Hinchliffe said: “Every single one of our pupils can walk away feeling proud of their achievements and the progress they have made. 

“I also want to thank our inspirational teachers who have enabled our learners to achieve these great results.  We are incredibly proud of them all."   

She said she was really proud of the progress.

“The school has moved on such a long way. We are on an ambitious path of improvement. Everyone here works hard and thoroughly deserves to be successful,” she said.

Mark Davies, CEO of Trust in Learning Academies of which Orchard School is part, referenced the tremendous improvement that the school has seen over recent years saying that "these results come on the back of a judgement from Ofsted in May that said how 'good' Orchard School is.

“I am absolutely delighted for the students, parents and staff at the school and I send my congratulations to each and every one of them.

“It is very clear that the school, under the leadership of Mrs Hinchliffe, is really going places and is a great place to be educated and to work."