Placing the wellbeing of pupils first ensures exam success. This has once again been evidenced at Bethany by outstanding GCSE results, including a record number of GCSE grades 7-9. This emulates the outstanding success of A Level pupils last week who achieved a record number of A*/A grades.
In March this year, Bethany School was one of the very few senior schools in the country to have been awarded the National Wellbeing Award for Schools. This recognised the School’s outstanding approach to our pupils’ wellbeing where we place the pupil at the centre of all decisions. The individual support and guidance given to each pupil has ensured that they have coped impressively well with the increased pressures of the reformed GCSEs which is reflected in this year’s excellent results.
Bethany remains justifiably proud of its pupils, ensuring that pupils of all abilities maximise their potential; they have created an excellent platform to continue to study successfully at A Level. Star pupil Katherine Bradley (West Malling) swept the board with Grade 9s in every subject. She was closely followed by Alexander Hill (Marden) and Luke Urquhart (Tenterden) who each achieved nine grade 7-9s. Teresa Clamote Lopes (Marden); Edward Barnes Yallowley (Heathfield); Thomas Hatfield (Tonbridge); Aaron Monk (Pembury); William (Tunbridge Wells); Ryan Cao (China) who all achieved at least six grade 7-9s.
Francie Healy, Headmaster, comments: ‘The excellent impact of Bethany’s focus on the support and challenge of each individual pupil has once again been reflected in this outstanding set of GCSE results. I am enormously proud of the collective effort of our dedicated pupils, committed staff and very supportive parents. At Bethany the journey is not complete at GCSE; last year we were placed in the top 2% of schools nationally for progress at A Level. We look forward to the continued progress and success of these pupils as they take the next step in their educational journey.’