It’s been another year of solid GCSE results at Oasis Academy Brighstowe, with plenty of individual success stories to celebrate.
The academy is pleased to report that students have made strong progress again this year, with great strides being made in many subject areas – in particular science, history, geography, RE, sport and art.
It is the second year of tougher exam assessments with students now receiving marks 9-1 instead of grades A*-G across all subject areas, but principal Mr Joe Docherty says that students have performed brilliantly and should be immensely proud of their results.
Mr Docherty said: “We are celebrating another strong year in progress, with our score being firmly in line with national average ... and this is only set to improve, particularly with the implementation of our new English and maths mastery approach to teaching and learning.
“Our results are a testament to all of our students’ hard work and perseverance, and the excellent dedication of our staff body here at Oasis Brightstowe.
“Each and every one of our students should be extremely proud of what they have achieved - they’ve got exciting and bright futures ahead of them and we look forward to hearing where they end up.”
Conor Gillespie is among Oasis Brighstowe’s top performers. He was delighted to open his envelope to three 9s across the board in science, three 8s in geography, maths and RE, three 7s in Spanish, English literature and language, and a B in ICT.
Conor, who has secured a place at Colston’s in September through the Tolman Scholarship and will be studying biology, chemistry and maths, said: “These results were far better than what I was expecting.
“I’ve been waiting 10 weeks for this, so it’s a huge weight off my shoulders to get these grades today - I’m so happy!”
With equally outstanding grades is Ziona Quaye who will also be joining Colston’s next year, with thanks to the Tolman Scholarship, to study history, Spanish and maths.
She was delighted to achieve four 9s in English literature and language, RE and history, two 8s in biology and chemistry and four 7s in Spanish, art and design, maths and physics.
Ziona, who has ambitions to go to Cambridge University after securing a rare place at their summer school this year and becoming a lawyer, said: “I feel really amazed with my results, especially the 9s as I wasn’t expecting to get these marks in these subjects.
“I have a lot to thank my teachers for as they’ve helped me so much over the years.
“I’m relieved I’ve got the grades I needed for Colston’s - I’m going to make sure I work even harder when I’m there so I get similar grades at A-Level.”
Speaking about the Cambridge summer school, Ziona added: “It was really good to get an understanding of university life - it’s somewhere I’d definitely like to go.”
It is also all smiles for Chloe Palmer who could not be happier with her results - she achieved two 8s in maths and geography, five 7s across science, history, RE and music, and three 6s in French, English literature and language.
Chloe has secured all the grades she needed to go to Bristol Cathedral Choir School in September. She said: “I was shaking before I got here - I was so nervous. But I’m so happy that I can now get into the college I wanted.”