Following the success at A level last week, I am pleased to say that our Year 11 students have also performed remarkably well across their GCSE exams. It has been amazing to see so many happy students, staff and parents this morning reaping the rewards of three years hard work. We say to our students that there will be tears on GCSE results day, but let’s make sure they are tears of joy. That has certainly been the case this morning, with maybe a little bit of relief thrown in for good measure!
With progress being the main measure of success, I am extremely proud to report that 22 students achieved on average 2 grades above their target grades across all their GCSE subjects. Huge congratulations to Lizzie Coopland, Ellie Hluchan, Daniel Lane, Hollie Letherland, Lauren Rayner, Jared Seaton and Jo Early who were our top performing students based on overall progress.
A special mention should go to Amelia Akrill, Lizzie Coopland, Michael Davies and Adam Pearson who achieved a grade 9 or 8 in all their GCSEs. Also, the following students achieved grades 9 to 7 across all subjects: Alice Campbell, Alice Grant, Francesca Gyde, Jessica Holland, Ben Roebuck, Loana Ross, Jared Seaton, Mieke Shaw, Tom Wilks and Archie Williams. Well done, these results are amazing and such a high level of performance puts you amongst the highest achieving students nationally.
Overall our results have improved again for the 4th consecutive year, with our projected Progress 8 score increasing significantly from +0.39 last year. There have been some amazing progress scores across the vast majority of departments including English, maths, science, geography, art, drama, media, business and sports leadership. We will share the actual progress scores once they have been validated nationally.
Performance against all the national attainment benchmarks has improved again, including the percentage of students achieving a grade 5+ in English and maths increasing from 56% in 2018 to 59%, the percrentage achieveing a 5+ across their Ebacc subjects increasing from 43% to 45% and the overall attainment 8 score increasing from from 51.17 to 52.39.
Well done everyone and we are looking forward to seeing many of you in September when you start your 6th form courses. Good luck for the future to students who are moving on to apprenticeships, training, employment or an alternative 6th form provider. We are really proud of what you have achieved.