After last week’s strong showing at A level, Year 11 boys at Bishop Wordsworth ‘s School, Salisbury, also did well with GCSEs.

Overall, 71% of all grades were at 9, 8 or 7; impressively, the most common grade overall was 9, with more than a quarter of the boys’ papers graded at this top level.

Head Master Stuart Smallwood said: “Of the total of 124 boys entered, 27 gained every one of their GCSEs at grade 7 and above.”

“Two boys passed every paper they took at grade 9, an extraordinarily strong performance. The average grade overall was 7.3, or A+ in old money. The future is bright for this set of boys, most of whom will stay on with us for their A levels in the years to come.

“Two very pleasing ‘extras’ this year are that the 31 boys who took GCSE Further Maths all gained at least a grade B; more than 87% of them gained A*/A grades. Also seven Year 13 boys sat their challenging GCSE Mandarin Chinese papers this summer. They all gained at least grade 8, with 5 of them scoring the highest grade possible (9). These results are a great credit to the boys after two hard years’ work, and I am really grateful to my staff for supporting them to gain such pleasing outcomes.”

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