BGSG ranked as top school in Bury for GCSE attainments from A*-C

BGSG ranked as top school in Bury for GCSE attainments from A*-C

Bury Grammar School Girls are thrilled to be ranked as the top school in Bury for GCSE attainments from A*-C and celebrate another successful year of results.

Bury Grammar School Boys' results were, once again, not included by the Department of Education, despite achieving top grades, owing to being IGCSE standard qualifications.

In a table released by the Department for Education, Bury Grammar School Girls have been ranked the top school in Bury for GCSE performance. With an outstanding 98% of students achieving an A*- C in English and Mathematics, BGSG is delighted to be ranked the highest performing school in Bury.

Bury Grammar School Boys' results were again not included by the Department for Education - despite achieving outstanding results in the borough. This is owing to the Government's decision not to include IGCSEs in its rankings for five or more A*-C GCSE including English and Mathematics results.

Jo Anderson, Principal of Bury Grammar School and Headmistress of Bury Grammar School Girls, said: "The BGS winning combination of high aspirations, excellent teaching, a warm and positive environment and strong home-school partnerships struck gold again with these GCSE results….and long may this continue! We are thrilled for pupils, parents, teachers and everyone who plays a part in inspiring and supporting our young people. It is clear that bright futures await not only this exam cohort but younger generations who are coming through: we are proud to be doing the right things for our pupils and taking the School from strength to strength."

Headmaster, Devin Cassidy, said: "We are always proud of our boys' achievements and as an Independent School, we are free to choose the courses that we consider best meet the needs of our pupils that challenge them academically and develop their skills for the future. Currently within the Boys' School many of our Heads of Department judge the more academically challenging IGCSE to be the best option. Whilst the School recognises the importance of league tables, it remains committed to every individual pupil, designing a challenging curriculum to best meet their needs combined with an extensive, exciting programme of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities that develop boys' character, values and personal resilience."