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GCSE results 2021: Bourne Grammar School pupils' grades are 'a triumph'

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Pupils at a secondary school have demonstrated "triumph in the face of adversity" in their GCSEs, according to their head teacher.

Alastair Anderson from Bourne Grammar School said their 240 pupils had "emerged from social isolation, lockdown learning and a context of restricted opportunity nationally to produce outstanding evidence of high-quality learning".

He said their GCSE grades have been "hard won" and represented "a significant moment of triumph in the face of adversity".

Bourne Grammar School GCSE pupils celebrate with head teacher Alastair Anderson
Bourne Grammar School GCSE pupils celebrate with head teacher Alastair Anderson

Grade 9s constituted 24 per cent of the total results at the South Road school, and 69 per cent of all results were at grade 7 or above.

Nearly 10 per cent of the cohort (21 pupils) achieved a grade 8 or 9 across all subjects, and the pass rate at grade 4 or above was 99.3 per cent.

Mr Anderson added: “I could not be more delighted for our pupils at the end of such a difficult two-year period of study.

Bourne Grammar School
Bourne Grammar School

"The confidence that these results should bring will enhance individual wellbeing and help propel each member of this fabulous year group to successful futures in the sixth form.

"They will get all the plaudits they deserve when they return to school in September, and I look forward to congratulating them personally.

"A school is nothing without a strong community, and by striving to achieve so highly, Year 11 pupils at Bourne Grammar have done much to enhance the sense of togetherness and positivity that is the hallmark of this great school.”

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