Abbeywood Community School

Students continue their success with strong GSCE Results

Congratulations to the class of 2022 at Abbeywood Community School who have achieved strong GCSE results, with grades 7-9 across a wide range of subjects, as well as many grade 5-9 grades in English and Maths. An impressive 63% of students achieved 5-9 in English, which is above the national average, while 50% of students achieved 5-9 in Maths.

Following the last two years where teacher assessed grades have been used, these formal examination results reflect the strength in teaching and student attitudes at Abbeywood. Headline figures this year continue an upward trajectory, following on from a successful set of 2022 A Level and BTEC results last week. 

Amongst the many success stories, Grace Hooper achieved grade 9 in English Language, Literature, Geography, Combined Science and Religious Studies – the highest results possible in these subjects. Michael Preece attained grade 9 in Maths, Further Maths and Combined Science.

Headteacher Benjamin Dilley commented: “Congratulations to our 2022 Year 11 students in achieving some fantastic results. I am extremely proud of their resilience, hard work and the manner in which they have demanded the very best from themselves. It has been an incredibly difficult last couple of years, none more so than for the students in exam year groups, with the changes we have all had to make to learning, through the pandemic. The excellent results are the product of hard work from all our students, staff and parents who have worked together to ensure our young people had the best chance to succeed. We look forward to welcoming our highly talented students back to our Sixth Form in September.”

Highlights from Abbeywood Community School’s 2022 GCSE results include:

  • 63% of students who achieved GCSE English at grade 5 or better
  • 50% of students who achieved GCSE Maths at grade 5 or better
  • 50% of students who achieved GCSE Maths and English at grade 5 or better
  • 65% of students who achieved GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or better

In addition to the excellent exam results in core subjects, there have been some spectacular individual performances:

  • Grace Hooper attained 6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s
  • Dan Fraser attained 6 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 1 grade 7 and a grade 5
  • Ellie Smith attained 6 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 2 grade 7s and a grade 6
  • Darcy Purnell attained 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 4 grade 7s
  • Michael Preece attained 4 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 2 grade 7s, 2 grade 6s and a grade 5
  • Morgan Harrison attained 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s
  • Isaac Chan attained 3 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 1 grade 6 and a grade 5
  • William Crabtree attained 3 grade 9s, 1 grade 8, 4 grade 7s and 2 grade 6s
  • William Boyes attained 2 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 3 grade 7s, 2 grade 6s and a grade 5
  • Freya Broom attained 2 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 1 grade 6 and 1 grade 5

Congratulations to Morgan H. who achieved an amazing set of results, including 3 Grade 9s. Morgan is off to college to study Chemistry, Biology and Psychology with the aspiration to become a Forensic Pathologist. Good luck!

Congratulations to Freya who also achieved a great set of results. Freya is planning on staying at Olympus Post 16 to study creative subjects with the view to becoming an Interior Designer.

Assistant Headteacher Anna Sims commented: “It has been a real pleasure to welcome back our year 11 students this morning as they collect their GCSE results. It’s fantastic to see students so delighted with their results, which are a testament to their hard work and commitment over the past several months. This year’s cohort have impressed me hugely with their work ethic, positive spirit and dedication during what has been a challenging year; and their success today is richly deserved. Congratulations to all our students and best wishes for the future.”

Key Stage 4 Leader Richard Bendry has led the students through the last two tumultuous years and said: “I am incredibly proud of how hard our students have worked and their outcomes. Given the disruption to their education over the past three years, they have achieved some remarkable things. It is great to see some amazing individual performances as well which is testament to their effort and engagement.”