Mark Rutherford School


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Mark Rutherford School GCSE Results 2020

Congratulations to all Mark Rutherford Year 11 students. We are delighted with the results which is no less than the students deserve. This has been one of the most difficult years for students who have been denied the chance to show how well they can do in their exams. The pandemic has created circumstances that no one could have ever imagined or wished for but we feel that the Centre Assessed Grades reflect our students' ability and the hard work they have put in during their time at Mark Rutherford School. We are delighted that so many will be continuing their studies in the Sixth Form and wish all of our students well in their future endeavours.

There have been some fabulous individual successes, to name just a few:

Sophie Gormley achieved 11 Grade 9’s

Orla Keaveney achieved 10 Grade 9’s and one Grade 8

Mahrukh Khan achieved 9 Grade 9’s and 2 Grade 8’s

Caragh Welsh achieved 8 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s and 1 Grade 7

Jake Button achieve 6 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7 and 1 Grade 6

Mrs Bloor, Headteacher said “We are very proud of what our students have achieved. Congratulations to all the students and staff for their hard work; this has been a really difficult time for students but we feel that the outcomes reflect the talent and ability of our students which has resulted in such positive results. They have had a challenging year and deserve their success. I wish them well in their future endeavours and look forward to welcoming many of them back into our highly successful sixth form”.


A Level Success

Mark Rutherford School are very pleased with this summer’s A Level results despite the challenges this academic year has brought due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mrs Foster, Deputy Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form said, ‘We are very proud of the students and the resilience they have shown through such unprecedented times with the majority moving on into their first choice options of university or apprenticeships’.  Those moving on to university have secured a number of competitive places to read a wide range of subjects.

Majority of the subjects on offer achieved a 100% pass rate with the percentage of A* and A grades also seeing an increase from last year; over 38% of all students achieved at least one A* or A grade.

A number of subjects achieved excellent results including Spanish, French, Music, Further Maths and English Literature with 100% A*-C grades.

Mrs Foster said, ‘We always look forward to hearing from the students and their successes as they start the next phase of their journey as confident and independent young adults’.

If you are interested in joining our high achieving and very successful Sixth Form, where students are supported and cared for by our dedicated and experienced teachers, please contact the Sixth Form Team via the school website.


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We believe that every child is unique.  Our aim is to provide broad, balanced, personalised learning experiences that will enable them to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well being.

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Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
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