Diligence of Bridgewater students reaps dividends

12th August 2021

Despite another year of educational disruptions, the dedication of Year 11 students at Bridgewater School in Worsley has been justly rewarded, with 61% of students receiving a grade of 9-7 for their GCSE coursework.

The students, who were severely impacted once again by the reorganisation of public examinations, faced an intense period of assessment across the summer term, which saw them to deliver an impressive body of work with which to support the Teacher Assessed Grades required for 2021.

Said Matt Barker, Deputy Head: “The focus and commitment with which these young individuals have applied themselves is outstanding. Their continued motivation and engagement throughout the rigorous testing and all the challenges with which they have been presented is evidenced in these GCSE results. With a pass rate of 98% and over 74% of students achieving a grade 6 or above, the grades awarded are a true reflection of the effort they have invested and we should indeed be very proud of their accomplishments.”

Bridgewater’s GCSE results follow another excellent display at A level, where Sixth Form students achieved a 100% pass rate, with 85% of grades at B and above.

Judy Nairn, Headmistress added: “Once again our Year 11 and Year 13 students have had to face an academic year unlike any other. As a school we have done everything possible to minimise the disruption of enforced closures, and I must give praise to my teaching staff for ensuring the delivery of a curriculum to the desired standards and provision of tailored support for each and every pupil. However, these results are testament to the resilience and determination of the students; a group of individuals who have much to be proud of.

“Changing expectations and lost opportunities are just some of the ways this pandemic has continued to impact this year’s cohort and I am full of praise for the way they have handled the situation. Congratulations to all on these outstanding results and we look forward to welcoming them into Sixth Form in September.”