Celebrations for 2019 GCSE results

Posted on: 22nd Aug

Our students’ have marked yet another year of GCSE and vocational examination success despite the more challenging examination series.

A fantastic number of results were at grade 9, with 14% of all examinations taken resulting in grades 8/9 (A* and above) and 25% grade 7 – 9 (A and above).

Achievement across vocational courses was also stunning with 9 subjects delivering a total of nearly 22% of entries at grade Distinction*; the highest possible grade, and another 30% of entries at grade Distinction/Distinction*.

In all, 81% of students achieved at least the standard pass 4 – 9 (C to above A*) in English and Mathematics, and some 56% achieved the strong pass 5 – 9 (B to above A*) in both subjects.

Headteacher Chris Prosser commented: “I am delighted and proud of our students’ achievements this year. They have shown much resilience and determination to achieve so well in an examination system which has become so challenging in many respects. Congratulations also to the teachers who have expertly taught and supported them, and as ever, the excellent support given by parents."

“As a school community we feel a huge sense of achievement because we know that our Year 11 students now have the skills and attributes to allow them to achieve success in the next stage of their careers. We are also delighted that the majority will remain with us in our Sixth Form.”

Deputy Headteacher Carol Butler in congratulating Year 11 students on their achievements and recognising the importance of parental support in securing success said: “I would like to pay tribute to all those staff who have worked tirelessly to give all students the best opportunity to achieve results which will enable them to take their next step forward with confidence.”

In addition to the overall successes, there are a number of stunning individual student performances, with equal numbers of males and females occupying the top ten positions. Some forty seven grade 9s were achieved by seven students. Amongst the successes are:

  • Alice K with an incredible nine grades at grade 9, plus an A grade in Extended Project.
  • Antoni P achieving twelve passes including seven at grade 9, Distinction in Business and A*  in Additional Mathematics
  • A further seven grade 9‘s each were attained by Asher D and Ellen J, with Asher adding a further two grade 8’s and an A in Extended Project to his total and Ellen securing a grade 7 and also A in Extended project.
  • Sadie D and Joel K both achieved six grade 9’s as well as two grade 8 amongst their basket of high grades.
  • Amongst Tomas S’s ten passes included five at grade 9 and two at grade 8.
  • Tash P and Amber M both achieved nine grades at grade 7 -9 amongst total results.

There were also some particularly outstanding performances in the following subjects:

  • 18 students gained A*- B results in Extended Project (A/s equivalent) representing 62% of the entries.
  • % of students achieving 4 – 9, (C to above A*) was over 90% in Art, Biology, Chemistry and Physics with over 85% achieving the same in Drama, English Literature, French and German.
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