GCSE Results 2020
Friday 21 August 2020
It was a joy to welcome back our Year 11 students on Thursday 20th August to receive their GCSE results.
Our centre assessed grades were taken through a rigorous process of moderation, involving teachers, HODs, SLT and Ark, to ensure they were fair and realistic. These results are a celebration of the hard work of our students and their teachers at our school.
Principal Paul Bhatia said: “I am delighted in the achievements of our Year 11s. Their excellent results reflect their hard work this year, and confirm the upward trajectory of our school.
These results will empower our students in the next step of their educational journey, and I am delighted that so many have chosen to stay in at Burlington Danes Sixth Form - we will have record numbers this year.
After a year in which our students’ education was disrupted by the pandemic, this is a time of celebration, I would also like to say how proud I am of our teachers and staff who have responded to the changing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic with commitment and resilience.”
Among our strongest performers in this year’s GCSEs were:
Jamie L, age 16 from North Kensington, who has achieved a hugely impressive and well deserved 11 grade 9s and 1 grade 8. Alongside his studies, he has been an incredibly active member of Burlington Danes in his time here, having been a key member of the rugby team, and even taking part in a national Eton 5s tournament. Alongside his sporting pursuits, he has been part of the band accompanying the school musical and developed his debating skills in BDA’s Oxbridge Project, which he said developed his ability to be challenged.
Jamie said: “Every teacher I’ve had has been so supportive and encouraging and has pushed me to get that extra bit of knowledge”.
Ghufran M, age 16, from Acton, who achieved 7 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s. She will be continuing her studies with A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths at Latymer Upper School, having received a full scholarship. She has made the most of her time at Burlington Danes, having been part of the rowing team, and volunteered to support with sports days and open evenings. Ghufran has been keen to outperform her brothers, and she’s certainly done that!
Ghufran’s advice to GCSE students is “Don’t get stressed out, take your studies day by day”.
Robert B, age 16, from Kensal Green, achieved a hugely impressive 9 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7, and will be taking A Levels in French, History, Religious Studies and Music Technology. He has been a top student since joining BDA in Year 7, having displayed his many talents in rugby, drama and the school literacy squad.
Robert said “I’m very pleased with my results – relieved and excited for 6th form! My advice to younger students would be to take your mocks seriously – I’m very glad I did!”