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Posted on: 24/08/2017

Celebrating GCSE Results!

The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English.  Headteacher Claire Goodchild said “We are very proud of the manner in which the students approached the challenge of the new exams not knowing what to expect.  We are delighted with the outcomes which reflect the tremendous hard work undertaken by the students and the staff who have worked incredibly hard to prepare students for examinations that no one had sat or seen. The progress made by the students is most impressive. In excess of 70% of students achieved a grade 4 and above in both English and Maths, we are also very pleased to see an increase in the percentages of the very top grades; very well done to all our young people.” 

This year, both the content and the exam style were different. The new 9-1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means that any comparison of GCSE Maths and English scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating Maths and English grades that schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.

The 9-1 grades that students have achieved in Maths and English and the A*-G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department of Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available sometime in the Autumn term.

Many congratulations to our highest achievers, Zoe King A^ 4A* 2A 2-9 6, Samuel McHale 6A* A 9 8 6, Daniel Welch  4A* 2A B 2-8 7 and Alice Hoysted 6A* B 8 2-7 and to Ryan Gavin, Michael Edwards, Daisy Crawford-Bryers and Olivia Parker who made the most progress.

Students achieving:

Good pass in English and Math (grades 4-9) - 73%

Good pass in English (grades 4-9) - 85%

Good pass in Maths (grades 4-9) - 75% 

All subjects A*/B - 51%

All subjects A*/C - 76%



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