Outstanding academic achievement and progress marked with new Honours boards

11 Jul

In readiness for the new academic year, we are proud to unveil our new Honours Boards.

As part of Bournside's aspirational culture, we wanted to bring honours boards back into the school to acknowledge both the outstanding academic achievement and the outstanding academic progress of our Year 11 and Year 13 pupils, as well as to recognise the excellent leadership qualities of our 12 senior house captains.

Mr Jefferies, Headteacher said, "Being proud of our accomplishments is one of our key values at Bournside. These honours boards are a celebration of one of the things we are most proud of: the outstanding academic progress and achievement of our students." 

Mr Taylor, Associate Assistant Headteacher said, "It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the unveiling of our new honours boards and to present awards to our inaugural Year 11 award winners, Laura and Suzanne, who are both in their first year of A level studies at the Cheltenham Bournside School; and to welcome back Samah and Connor from their first year of university study at the University of Bristol and the University of Southampton. Through the celebration of academic success and student leadership, we hope to engender an ambitious and aspirational culture throughout our student body."

Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement 
Connor Joynes, Year 13

Connor was a student with a very rare talent and outstanding academic ability. His commitment and dedication were clear, and his excellent work ethic and disciplined approach resulted in an outstanding set of results; Computer Studies A*, Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A* and Physics A*. Polite, genuine, and sincere, his personal conduct meant he was a superb role model for students across the school, further evidenced by his contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school where he worked with younger students as a school sports leader and mentor. 

Laura Mullins, Year 11

Laura was recognised for her abundance of talent and exceptionally strong work ethic. GCSEs were a turbulent time and the challenges that Laura and young people experienced during the pandemic didn't fall evenly, however Laura remained positive and consistently demonstrated a clear desire to achieve, working with maturity, self-motivation, resilience, and independence. Her commitment was rewarded and resulted in her achieving nine grade 9s and one grade 8: a remarkable set of results for a remarkable student. Laura embodies every one of our school values, she is ambitious, curious, purposeful, proud, respectful and supportive. 

Awards for Outstanding Academic Progress
Samah Uddin, Year 13

Samah was recognised for her determination, diligence, resilience, and dedication. A student who fully embraced sixth form life with a smile, Samah stood out among the cohort in terms of the superb attitude to learning and as someone who set themselves the highest standards and worked incredibly hard. An excellent role model, whose outstanding work ethic was rewarded with her A Level results; English Language and Literature grade A*, History grade A, Politics grade A and EPQ grade A*.

Suzanne Rogers, Year 11

Suzanne is a conscientious student who tackles everything with a smile. Her infectious enthusiasm for learning, attitude to her studies and school life is second to none. Suzanne meets every challenge with diligence and grace, often going the extra mile to support others, and her academic studies were successfully combined with extra-curricular activity with Suzanne regularly representing Bournside in netball. All of this resulted in Suzanne achieving a fantastic set of GCSE results, with eight grade 9s and two grade 8s. 

We are respectfulWe are ambitiousWe are proudWe are purposefulWe are curiousWe are supportive