Mangotsfield School proud to be among the most improved in South Gloucestershire

Published on: 28 Aug 2013

mangotsfield school gcse 2013

MANGOTSFIELD School is celebrating an improved set of results at both GCSE and A-level, with some excellent individual successes.

The school was one of the most improved in South Gloucestershire for GCSE, with a rise in the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C passes including English and maths to 54 per cent, compared with 49 per cent in 2012.

Overall, 77 per cent of students achieved at least five or more A*-C grades in any subject.

Head teacher Richard Badley was pleased that the figure for English A*-C passes improved to 63 per cent while the maths performance remained above the national average at 71 per cent.

One successful student was Abi Bowden, who achieved four A*s and As in seven other subjects.

Abi, 16, is staying on in the sixth form to do A-levels in history, German, English literature and psychology and aims to become a primary school teacher for children with disabilities.

I was very pleased with my results -a bit surprised to do so well in some of the subjects,” said Abi, who celebrated her success with her family. 

A-level students achieved record results, with 37 per cent of passes at A* to B, up from 29 per cent last year. The overall pass rate was 97 per cent.

Mr Badley said: “We are really pleased with the Year 13 results. They are the best set of results we have had. The students have done fantastically well.”

Many sixth-formers are taking up university places and one has secured a highly-sought apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce.

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