GCSE results: Sheldon School, Chippenham

This Is Wiltshire: Aleks Pogorzelski, Madison Witcombe, Ben Mortimer, Nathan Mowat at Sheldon School today Aleks Pogorzelski, Madison Witcombe, Ben Mortimer, Nathan Mowat at Sheldon School today

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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