Live: Banburyshire GCSE results

Today is the day thousands of students across the UK receive their GCSE results. The BG brings you all the latest stats and reaction throughout the day.

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Sibford students Charlotte and Ethan with head Toby Spence

Sibford students Charlotte and Ethan with head Toby Spence

Kineton High School, Kineton:

Kineton High School have reported results in English and mathematics significantly above the National (2018) headline measures for good and standard passes.

There are many individual success stories across the school both in terms of grades achieved and the progress students have made since joining us.

They include: Noah Wild; Josephine Jenkins; Gabriel Doe; Nancy Whelan; Edward Briggs; Oliver Wilkinson; Ella Dyson and Katlin Marriott who all gained an average grade of 7+ across all GCSE subjects.

Sibford student Harry was pleased with his results

Sibford student Harry was pleased with his results

Exceptional individual results include: Noah Wild who achieved eight grade 9, two grade 8 and one grade 7 plus an A* in further maths, Nancy Whelan achieved two grade 9, one distinction *, A* in further maths; two grade 8s, four grade 7s, one grade 6 and one grade 5.
Josephine Jenkins earned seven grade 8s, A* in further maths, two grade 7s and one grade 6 and Gabriel Doe who gained four grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 7, one grade six and two grade fives.

Sibford School, Sibford Ferris:

Sibford report that overall, top tier grades were received in a total of 20 subjects, with 80 per cent of pupils gaining five or more grades at 9 – 4 (or A* - C).

The results were achieved across a variety of subject areas including science, languages, history and the arts.

Tudor Hall students are all smiles

Tudor Hall students are all smiles

Sibford School head, Toby Spence said: “We have been delighted to welcome back so many members of the Sibford School community to celebrate some outstanding results in our GCSE examinations today.

"Many pupils have exceeded their expected grades and we are very proud of the tremendous commitment to their studies that they have demonstrated.”

Standout students include Ethan who received the top grade of 9 in seven subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English and Maths, plus an additional A* in Further

Charlotte also received 9s and 8s across nine different subject areas, including top marks in Physics. This follows her second-place success at the 2019 National Engineering Competition
for Girls in March of this year.

BGN students celebrate

BGN students celebrate

Both students will go on to study for their A-Levels at Sibford School Sixth Form.

Toby added: “We are thrilled that a good number of pupils have achieved the very highest grades, with Ethan and Charlotte achieving 20 grade 9s and 8s between them, an
outstanding achievement.

"What is a particular pleasure are the strong set of grades across all subject areas, underpinning the great breadth of talent we have across school.”

Tudor Hall, Banbury:

Girls from Tudor Hall credit hard work and staff support a the reason 60 per cent of students came away with top GCSE grades.

Head, Wendy Griffiths, said: “In a year when all students have faced the rigors of the new 9- 1 assessment we are delighted that our students have achieved such exceptional results.

BGN girls get their results

BGN girls get their results

"They have worked with focus and determination and are supported by dedicated staff.”

One in four students achieved nine or more passes all at grades 9-7.

Girls specifically mentioned the support they had received from house staff which was appreciated by boarders and day girls alike and the dedication of their subject teachers.

Tudor Hall student Orly said: “It is hard to even conceive of another school where staff would give that amount of help.”

While fellow student Grace offered some advice for the next years GCSE exam takers, she said: “Breathe, it is easy to let the idea of public exams become overwhelming but once you get into the hall for your first exam, you realise how well prepared you are and all that worry just goes away.”

Blessed George Napier Catholic School, Banbury:

BGN has followed up its successful A level results with an equally impressive set of GCSE results.

Statistically 70 per cent students achieving a standard pass in both English and mathematics and of these 51 per cent achieved a strong pass.

The average grade for students was 5.4, with 25 per cent of the year achieving an average grade of 7 or above (previously A grade or above).

Overall, students at BGN achieved half a grade higher than expected, based on prior attainment.

In total the school report 76 grade 9s were achieved across all subjects and 77 per cent of students gained a grade 5 or above in English.

In English 88 per cent of students achieved a grade 4 or above while 72 per cent of maths students received a grade 4 or above.

Fraser Long principal of BGN, said: “It’s so wonderful to see the joy on the faces of our students, which is down to their hard work, the hard work of their teachers and the support of their families."

Kingham Hill, Kingham, Chipping Norton:

Nearly half (49 per cent) of GCSE grades awarded to students at Kingham Hill were between 9 and 7, while over 10 per cent of pupils secured a perfect set of 7 to 9 grades (A* to A).

Headmaster Nick Seward said “This is a testament to the excellent teaching pupils have received and of course the hard work that they have undertaken in preparing for their exams”.

Individual success stories include Jack Pitman-Wallace, who received five grade 9 and three grade 8s.

Jack said “I hadn’t really considered that I would do so well! I am really happy and would like to thank all my teachers for their support.”

Head of Sixth Helena Berkeley is looking forward to welcoming the pupils into the Sixth Form, which celebrated its own record breaking results day last week.

She said: “I am delighted for every one of these pupils and I can’t wait to start supporting them as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.”

Banbury Aspirations Campus, Banbury:

Banbury Aspirations campus have recorded the best results ever for the two schools.

Executive principal, Sylvia Thomas, said, “Students should be thrilled with their results at both Wykham Park Academy and Space Studio Banbury. We look forward to welcoming many of them back to our outstanding sixth form next year.

"I cannot thank staff enough for going above and beyond to ensure that our wonderful students gained the success they have”.

Notable student performers include: Tia Chasey from Wykham Park Academy who got ten GCSEs at grade 9 and 8. She has ambitions of becoming a maths professor and her grades have put her on a firm footing to achieve that dream.

At Space Studio Banbury, James Blunden earned four grade 9s and five grade 8s, whilst Holly Butcher gained six of the top grades, and aced the science papers.

Sylvia added: "We thank all parents for believing in us and supporting their children over the last few months with all of the extra study they have put in at weekends and in the evening."

North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury:

North Oxfordshire Academy are reporting strong improvements in their GCSE results.

Statistically 60 per cent of students achieved a pass (grade 4 or above) in both English and maths; up from 55 per cent last year. For students achieving the higher level pass of grade 5 or above in both subjects, there was also an increase at 46 per cent compared to 35 per cent in 2018.

The academy’s students also received strong results over a wider range of subjects: 54 per cent of them achieved five or more good passes (grade 4 or above) including English and maths.

Sara Billins, principal of North Oxfordshire Academy, said: “We are very proud of our students collecting their GCSE results today, which represent some strong improvements across the academy.

"It is always wonderful as a Headteacher to see young people who joined us in Year 7 celebrating having achieved some excellent, well-deserved GCSE results.

"They can be happy in the knowledge that through their hard work and perseverance they can now move onto the next stage of their education successfully.

She added: "We look forward to welcoming many of them back to our Sixth Form in September to continue to support them in their talents and ambitions.”

Standout individual success stories include: Kira Baughan, who achieved three 9s, four 8s, one 6 and one 5 and Daisy Beecroft, who achieved two 9s, four 8s, two 7s and a 6;

Kira said: “All the hard work has been worth it. I am proud of my achievements I hope to continue and improve even further in my A level results.”

Daisy said: “Thank you to all my teachers. I am so, so pleased with my results. My teachers have gone the extra mile.”

Other standout performers include: Saskia Morris, who achieved one 9, three 8s, one 7 and five 6s; Chloe Dunn, who achieved one 9, four 8s, two 7s, two 6s, one 4 and a Distinction*; Ben Jackson, who achieved one 9, one 8, one 7, two 6s, one 4 and a Distinction*; Harley Simons, who achieved one 9, two 8s, four 7s, one 6, one 4 and a Distinction* and Jacob Newman, who achieved one 9, two 8s, five 7s and one 6.

Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney:

Students at Chenderit School are celebrating outstanding grades in today’s GCSE results.

Statistically 75 per cent of students achieved a standard pass (9-4) in English and maths, with 87 per cent achieving a standard pass in English, 77 per cent achieving a standard pass in maths and 78 per cent achieving a standard pass in two sciences.

Headteacher Jane Cartwright, said: “I am delighted for our students. They applied themselves so well as they prepared for their GCSEs and they have been rewarded with brilliant results.

"It is also pleasing to know that our students have secured the grades needed to be able to go on to their destinations of choice, with the majority of our students opting to stay at our thriving sixth form.

"I would like to commend our staff for all they have contributed and our parents for their unwavering support but most of all I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all Y11 students and wish them the very best of luck for the future.”

Outstanding individual performances include. Tom Reid who achieved nine grade 9s; Caitlin Donohoe and Michael Vere both achieved seven grade 9s.

Michael said: “My results are surprisingly good.”

Other standout student who achieved six or more of the highest grades (grades 9, 8 or 7, equivalent to A grades or above on the old specifications), include: Louise Beesley,
Lewis Blake, Harry Brain, Molly Budd, Maisie Clark, Joel Corbishley, Bethy Dascalescu, Alexander Hay, Ielena Heraud, Celeste Herriotts, Rachel McLean, James Meacham, Megan Oberholzer, Sara Saeed, Chloe Shirley, Harriet Sleem and Ursula White.

Ursula said: "In every subject I did better than I thought. I did a lot of work for drama and it paid off.”

Magdalen College School, Brackley:

Head teacher Ian Colling has released a statement, he says: "“We have another excellent set of results this year and are very proud of our students’ achievements. We are especially pleased that so many pupils were awarded one or more grade 9s, which shows an exceptional level of achievement.

"Others have also achieved extremely well based on their hard work and commitment, which will give them access to the next stage in their education or training.

"Well done to all and thank you to parents and staff who have worked hard to enable pupils to make such excellent progress.

He added: "We are now working hard to ensure that everyone is enrolled on the correct courses for the next academic year."

Warriner School, Bloxham:

The Warriner is reporting a continued improvement of their GCSE results.
Headteacher Dr Annabel Kay said: ‘I would like to congratulate all of our students on these results. To have increased our performance again is an incredible achievement.

"Once again the dedication and hard work of our staff and students has paid off in the form of a superb set of grades with some amazing individual performances.

She added: "I am so proud of students, staff and parents as this has been a team effort all round."

Standout performers included; Charlotte Aitken who earned one grade 9, six grade 8 and two grade 7s; Joseph Clack who received four grade 9, one A*, one A and two grade 8s; Alex Dongo Munoz with six grade 9, one A*, one A and two grade 8s; Claire Forster earned four grade 9, four grade 8 and two grade 7s; Charlie Gaskin got six grade 9, two grade 8, one A and one grade 7; Hannah Pelzer-Smith received four grade 9, four grade 8 and one grade 7 and Samyuktha Rees-Jones who earned three grade 9 and six grade 8 examination results.

Kingham Hill students celebrate

Kingham Hill students celebrate

Kingham Hill students celebrate

Kingham Hill students celebrate

Kingham Hill students celebrate

Kingham Hill students celebrate

NOA students Harley and Kira

NOA students Harley and Kira

NOA students Chloe, Jacob and Daisy

NOA students Chloe, Jacob and Daisy