It has been a very good day for GCSE pupils at Dean Close, with 29% of all exam grades at A* – the School’s second best result ever.

Maths had a 100% pass rate with 37% of grades at A* and Sciences also excelled with 39% of grades being A*. The top six pupils in the year scored 10 or more A*s and 25% of the year group scored five A*s or better.

In Modern Foreign Languages 63% of all grades were A*/As and Greek/Latin pupils scored 68% A*s. Over 50% of all pupils took History or Geography with 63% of grades also A*/A.

Deputy Head Academic, Mark Tottman said: “We are delighted to have achieved so many A*s this year and we are very proud that our pupils have scored such high grades across a wide range of subjects. This should send our young people into the Sixth Form with confidence in their abilities and a good foundation for university entrance.”