Millfield GCSE pupils achieve 80% 9-5 or A*- B grades
3rd September 2018

Millfield pupils are celebrating strong GCSE results across 28 subjects with 27% of grades at 9 or 8 or A*, and 80% at 9-5 or A*- B.

Fifteen percent of pupil entries received the top grade of 9 compared to the national average of 4%, and the overall pass rate of 93% compared very favourably to the national average of 67% (grades 9-4 or A*- C).

The fantastic GCSE outcomes follow last week’s seven year high in A level, Pre-U and BTEC grades for A* and A or equivalent of 33% from our Upper Sixth. Millfield’s Sixth Form is the largest independent school sixth form in the UK, making these results even more impressive.

High performing GCSE subjects across grades 9-7 or A*- A were the three sciences, with Physics at 85%, Biology at 82% and Chemistry at 79%. Latin also performed exceptionally well at 83%.

Outstanding achievements came from the following local pupils who achieved grades 9-7 or A*- A in eight or more subjects: Miranda Ashcroft (Westonzoyland), Isabel Bartlett (Meare), Tamara Baxter-Allen (Street), Oliver Burnett (Street), Niall Caley (Street), Max French (Glastonbury), Natasha Graham-Lowe (Street), Becky Graham-Lowe (Street), Katherine Haselton (Butleigh), Thomas Hewitt (West Pennard), Ben Hoskings (Chewton Mendip), Emily Lloyd (Street), Freya Lucas (Wells), Oscar Plant (Shapwick), Ben Shaw (Street), Rowan Wilson (North Wootton) and James Wood (Baltonsborough).

Millfield Headmaster, Craig Considine, said, “This year’s excellent GCSE results build on the strong set of results from last year. This recognises the efforts of both pupils and staff at a time when the GCSE system is adjusting to significant change. On behalf of the school, I wish all Year 11 pupils success as they embark on the next stage of their education.”

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