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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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GCSE Results

We are absolutely delighted with the excellent performance of our students in their first set of external examinations since 2019. These young people have shown extraordinary determination despite an extremely difficult set of circumstances in the latter part of their secondary education and we could not be prouder of their achievements. We congratulate them all and thank their parents, teachers and other school staff for all the ways they have helped our students.

 

The disruption of the last few years has varied for individual communities, families and students and as a result it is difficult to single out any particular performances. We are, of course, so proud of all those who have achieved a whole set of top grades, including Lucy Beresford and Corin Yelland, who achieved eight Grade 9s and one Grade 8 and Poppy Beresford, who achieved seven Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and one Grade 7,  but we are equally as proud of those who have achieved their own personal bests and of those who have overcome huge challenges over the last few years to achieve the grades they need for their next steps in education and in employment. 

 

We have always known that this year was a ‘transition year’ between 2021 (when assessment was done directly by schools and colleges) and 2019 (the last year exams took place). This means that overall grades will be about halfway between the two nationally and makes any comparison to previous years impossible. We are, however, delighted to see excellent results across the board, with a number of students achieving top grades.

 

What the last two and a half years have taught us is that our young people are more than a grade. The resilience they have shown under such conditions is remarkable. They are all exceptional, inspiring and talented young people, and we couldn’t be prouder of them.