Marlwood School head 'proud' as GCSE results released

August 22 2019
Marlwood School head 'proud' as GCSE results released

MARLWOOD School is celebrating some impressive GCSE results from its high achievers.

The Alveston secondary school highlighted a number of teenagers who had achieved the top grade in one of more of their exams when results were released to pupils today.

This year all GCSEs are graded from 1 to a top score of 9, with the previous A* to G ratings having been phased out over the past two years.

A seven represents an A under the old system, with an 8 an A to A* and a 9 representing the highest of A*s.

Marlwood's top performers include Matthew Quilt, who got eight grade 9s and an 8; Thomas Newbold, with six 9s, two 8s and a 7; Finlay Jones, with one 9, six 8s, a 7 and a 6; Isabelle Thorpe with a 9, six 8s and a 7 plus a merit in music, and Daniel Ballard, who achieved a 9, three 8s, four 7s and a 6.

Other students who scored individual grade 9s were Alice Kenney and Daniel Moore.

Marlwood head teacher Del Planter said: "Congratulations to all the students collecting GCSE results today and taking the next step in their education.

"At a time of great challenge they have risen admirably to the demands and have proven to all, and most importantly to themselves, what capable young people they are, with many meeting their personal targets.

"I am extremely proud of them, and of the staff who have supported and guided them so ably towards success.

"It has been a joy to celebrate these outcomes with our students and their parents, who have been extremely supportive of our school, of one another and of their children.

"To have so many grade 9s, which are reserved for the top 3 % of the population, is impressive.

"Some have gained results well beyond their expectations, whilst others have made life-changing progress in the course of their studies. We wish them all the very best for their future.”

Picture shows some of Marlwood School's high achievers with head Del Planter (right), Castle Schools Educational Trust executive head Will Roberts (left) and South Gloucestershire Council leader Toby Savage (second right), a former pupil of the school.