Our Year 11 pupils are celebrating their GCSE results.
Despite the policy to increase the difficulty of the examinations and the need for a new dictionary to explain the new measures, there were some stupendous performances. Laila W is one of 732 pupils across the country to achieve straight 9s across 9 subjects. Hannah B achieved 8 grade 9s and Liam M 7. There were 39 pupils who achieved better than 6 grade 7s and A grades. 50% of all grades in Physics were a 9.The pass rate in English and Maths was above 90% and the “old” EBacc score was 61%. It is difficult to compare year groups because of the changes to examinations but overall the achievement of the cohort was very similar to last year’s.
Amelia S, Shaun O, and Sahil D were progress champions and achieved fantastic results.
Well done to pupils and staff for all their hard work.
Our Year 13 leavers are celebrating their results today. There are many who deserve special congratulation. At least 3 pupils will take up their places at Oxbridge: Isobel W, 3A*, Natural Sciences, Cambridge, Sam R, History, Oxford and Jack C, Law at Oxford.
There was also good news for the future medics and dentists, with 4 pupils gaining the grades needed for their first choice university to study medicine or dentistry.
Some faculties and subjects were particularly impressive in adding value and in achievement at the top grades; History, English Literature, Physics, Further Maths and Art especially.
Other impressive performances were: James P who will fulfil his dream of studying Chinese Studies at Durham, and Mustafa F, 4A* and off to Imperial College to read Chemical Engineering.
Overall the average grade was a B- and well over 80 percent of grades were in the A*-C range.
Congratulations to all students and staff.