GCSE results: Sheldon School, Chippenham

GCSE results: Sheldon School, Chippenham

Aleks Pogorzelski, Madison Witcombe, Ben Mortimer, Nathan Mowat at Sheldon School today

Sophie Crawford (8A*/3A) with big sister Clare - former student and head girl - at Sheldon School this morning. Picture by

Josh Matthews with his results at Sheldon School

Paul Weller, Sheldon School head of Year 11, is stepping down after 26 years in the post. He is shown with 16-year-old Ishmael Akalanne, who achieved 9A*s and 2As

First published in News by , Senior reporter

Year 11 pupils at Sheldon School in Chippenham achieved 85 per cent A* to C grades; 69 per cent A*-C including English and maths.

Headteacher Neil Spurdell said: “An enormous amount of hard work has gone in to arrive at these results and it’s a fitting tribute for the students’ efforts and the commitment of their teachers.

“We clearly have some stunning results from our top-end students, but we are very pleased with the results of all of the Year 11s.

“Ninety-nine per cent achieved five A*-G with English and maths and I was amazed to see that 58 per cent of the 279 students achieved at least one A grade.”

He said an impressive quarter of all students scored at least five A*/A grades including English and maths, with 26 students achieving 10 or more A*/A grades.

The top performers were named as:

• James Barrett – 11A*, 1A

• Ishmael Akalanne – 9A*, 2A

• Ellen Heimpel – 9A*, 1A

• Charles Shaw – 8A*, 4A

• Gemma Shepherd – 8A*, 4A

• Harriet Ward – 8A*, 4A

• Sophie Crawford – 8A*, 3A

• Aimee Wright – 8A*, 3A

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