Backwell School sixth formers have been celebrating the schools best ever A Level results. A third of all exam entries were graded A* and A and over 60% achieved A*, A or B (an increase of 8%). Equally teachers were delighted at the 99.2% pass rate.

Retiring Headteacher Julian Baldwin said “Our students have achieved a fantastic set of results. Backwell has a large comprehensive Sixth Form and we are proud that all students do really well here. This is a group of tremendously talented and positive young people who thoroughly deserve their success. They have worked so hard and achieved so much. I am delighted for every single one of them”. 

No less than 28 students gained at least 3 A and A* grades, and 6 students; Jonathan Peel, Ben Curnow, Tom Linden, Ethan Cross, Tom Wilkins and Dan Wagner achieved 3A* grades or more. Among the happy students was Head Boy Tom Linden (3 A*, 1 A and a distinction in AEA Maths), “I was nervous on my way in, but I am thrilled with my results. Backwell has prepared me in every way to achieve my high aiming goals. I am delighted with my results and excited for the future.” Tom is heading to Worcester College at Oxford University to study Maths.

A2 Results  
 A*  11%
 A* - A  33.4%
 A* - B  60.1%
 A* - C  80.7% (2015 78.1%)
 Pass Rate                  99.2%



Backwell Schools’ GCSE students are celebrating another great set of results. 76% of the year group achieved at least A*-C grades in English and Maths, and 74% of students achieved 5 grades A*-C including English and Maths. 35 students gained eight or more A* or A grades, among them:

Huw Evans            12 A*, 1A
 Luke Barrett and Tom Slade            11A*, 2A
 Esther Leong and Will Cattermole      9A*, 2A
 Sophie Ettle  9A*, 3A
In “Attainment 8”, one of the government’s new measures this year, students have done superbly well.  Headteacher Julian Baldwin said “We are so proud of these young people. Not only have they have worked really hard in and out of the classroom, but they have contributed so much to school life over the last five years. They are a credit to the school and themselves in so many ways. As a comprehensive school we are celebrating every single student who has achieved their best. Students such as Justine Segar, Anna Bassett and Sara Flower – the progress that they have made since joining Backwell School has been immense.”
Huw Evans, who achieved 12 A* and an A said “I am so shocked, but I am so happy. To work really hard, it sometimes felt like this day would never come, and to do so well is just amazing.”



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