THE class of 2023 did themselves proud at Bohunt as they’ve bucked the national trend on GCSE results day.

One in every three grades was a 7 or higher – equivalent to an A or above in former GCSE terminology – while 85 per cent of students achieved a 4 (C) in both English and Maths.

Gemma C and Molly C were top of the class as the high-flyers got the top 9 grade in all their ten subjects.

Three more students also collected eight Grade 9s while 14 subjects including English, Biology and Physics had a pass rate in excess of 90 per cent.

The day brought a difficult period to a close for many students and teachers given the disruption that Covid and lockdown caused.

Randall Jull, Head of School, praised the cohort for their exceptional performance and for their reaction to a unique set of challenges.

He said: “We are extremely proud of our students and their hugely deserved achievements.

"They have worked incredibly hard throughout their time with us, and it’s brilliant to be celebrating with them today as they set a new bar for future year groups to aspire towards.

He added: “We wish our students the best of success as they progress on to the next stage of their education, many, many of whom will continue their journey with us in our outstanding Sixth Form.

“You have been brilliant and it has been a privilege to have had you with us.”

Neil Strowger, Headteacher and Trust Leader at Bohunt Education Trust, said: “I am again humbled by our 2023 cohort’s efforts and achievements.

“These students have remained positive despite significant disruption to their studies during their years at secondary school.”