Hard work rewarded - Congratulations!

Year 11 pupils received the results of all their hard work for their GCSE exams today Thursday 22nd Aug 2013. There lots of happy smiling faces as envelopes were opened and grades revealed. Inevitably and sadly there were a few disappointed faces too.



Jumping for joy

Most were jumping for joy once they had collected their results. Overall, pupils have produced an excellent set of results.

Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils who received their results today.

Three quarters of all results were passes at grades A* to C with over a fifth of all grades either an A* or A grade.  

In English 67% of the pupils gained a grade between A*-C, in maths the figure was an outstanding 82%. 84% of all science results were graded A*-C, another outstanding subject result, whilst French was an exceptional 92%. Both maths and science results in school buck the national downward trend considerably.


School "League Tables"

Government "League Tables" comparing schools using a number of performance indicators, primarily the percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSE at grades A*-C and the percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSE at grades A*-C including English and maths, will not be available until January 2014.

84% of our pupils achieved 5 or more  A*-C grades in all subjects. 

63% of pupils gained 5 or more GCSEs passes, including English and maths, at A*-C grades.

We had hoped for more but given it seems nationally results have gone down we are pleased that we didn't follow the national trend downwards (see BBC news story).  We are still confident that our results will place us high in such tables.



 Our highest performing pupil

This year was Nina Ndu who achieved 14 GCSEs, 13 at A* or A grade, a fantastic set of results. Many pupils, too many to mention by name, achieved numerous GCSE passes at A* or A grade.




eamresultsIn the Exams section on the Downloads page of the website there are detailed tables going back to 2005. Full 2013 results will be posted shortly.





The Principal, Mr Steve Riches, said about the results

"I am very pleased for the pupils that have worked so hard to achieve such good results. The sum total of their efforts, alongside the work of their teachers, has produced a very creditable set of school results.

"Naturally i was hoping that our forecasts of an improvement on last years overall figure for the proportion of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and maths would come true, however overall, bearing in mind the national downward trend in results, i am pleased our results held up. The maths, science and French results are particularly pleasing"


bbc2The National Picture from the BBC Education News

"After years of steady increase in GCSE grades, we have seen two years of falls in England. Various factors seem to be at play - tougher science papers will play a part and marking and grading in English have also been tightened."

Angela Harrison, Education correspondent, BBC News-

GCSEs 2013: Top grades fall for second year in a row

Changes to GCSE and other exams

Q&A: What if I haven't got good GCSE grades?



 Some delightful pictures from results day



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