It was another day of celebration at Bedford Modern School today as students received outstanding GCSE results. Better than last year’s teacher-assessed grades, there was a marked increase in the top grades awarded with 53%, more than half, ranked 9-8 which is equivalent to an old A*. The number of grade 9s awarded also rose to an impressive 30%.
Seven students attained 9s in all ten subjects. Adam Lloyd was one of them and he also achieved an A in additional maths. He was delighted with his results and said: “I was ecstatic and so pleased that all my hard work had paid off. I now plan to study a combination of science subjects at A Level and to continue that further at university.”
Lily Galbraith was another one of the top performers whose results reflected her commitment and determination as she achieved a clean sweep of 9s across all ten subjects. Lily commented: “It doesn’t feel real, and at first I thought there must have been a glitch in the system! I’m looking forward to staying on to study Chemistry, Geography, German and Economics at A Level.”
Headmaster Alex Tate added: “Once again our students have done themselves proud and I could not be more delighted for them. We are pleased that examinations made a return this year as they gave everyone the chance to show just what they know and be rewarded accordingly. I am always thrilled when, thanks to their own determination and sheer hard work, students achieve grades higher than they were expecting.
“I would also like to pay tribute to the staff here at BMS who always go the extra mile for their students, even when they had no choice but to teach remotely. Their commitment never wavered, and today’s results reflect that dedication.
“These young people have achieved outstanding results amidst the most challenging of circumstances. We do not underestimate the impact the COVID years have had on their wellbeing and mental health, but they have tackled everything with good humour and a fantastic attitude, and their success today is richly deserved. Congratulations to them all.”