Exceptional progress again at Bristol Met
Published on: 07 Sep 2015
BRISTOL Metropolitan Academy has again notched up impressive exam results, with many students making exceptional progress.
Ninety nine per cent of students at the inclusive academy gained a GCSE pass, with 37 per cent of the cohort claiming at least one A* or A grade.
Boys and girls performed equally well on the very highest grades, bucking the national trend of male underachievement; similarly students from a range of ethnicities and starting points shared the top results.
The school’s Head Boy and Head Girl led the way in academic study, and were among the highest achievers.
Principal Sally Apps said: “We are delighted for our students who have yet again proved that with hard work you can achieve excellence, no matter what your starting point. We have seen some exceptional individual performances from students and their teachers, and must congratulate them on their successes. GCSEs truly are a team effort and we are grateful to our community and our families for the support they have offered throughout their children’s school careers”.
Since opening in 2009, Bristol Met has improved year on year, with students at all levels of ability performing better than their peers across the country. In 2014 the school saw progress ranked as the highest in Bristol and the third highest in the country.
At Post 16 level, Bristol Met students have continued to add value in both vocational and academic courses, with the average grade being higher than a Merit for vocational courses. Ninety six per cent of students gained passes, with 42 per cent of students achieving grades at B or higher in academic courses. As in previous years, a number of students secured their first-choice university places.
Mrs Apps said: “I’m delighted for our students who have worked so hard to achieve so highly. As our school continues to develop and improve our curriculum offer, our students are matching our efforts in their own studies. They should be extremely proud of their achievements.”