gcse2014 04Congratulations to all year 11 pupils. GCSE results up despite changes to exam system!

Year 11 pupils received the results of all their hard work for their GCSE exams today Thursday 21st Aug 2014. There were some outstanding individual results and the overall school figures rose despite changes to the exam system that have seen many schools suffer falls in their results.

  • 70% gained 5 or more GCSE A*-C graded passes including English and Maths. 5% up on last year.

  • 74% gained 5 or more GCSE A*-C graded passes

  • 76% of all GCSE entries in school were passes at grades A* to C . Nationally the figure was 68.8%

  • 23% of all GCSE passes in school were at grades A* or A.

  • In English, 83% of pupils gained grades A*-C, up 16% on last year. Nationally English results fell to 62% at grades A*-C.

  • In Maths, 79% of pupils gained grades A*-C,  nationally 62% of all results were at grades A*-C

  • 97% of the 60 pupils who took three separate GCSE science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) gained A*-C grades.

  • 87% of the 155 pupils who took at least two science subjects gained A*-C grades.

  • 80% of the 221 pupils entered for at least one science GCSE gained A*-C grades.

  • 39% of Year 11 achieved the English Baccalaureate

  • For English 84% of pupils made Expected Progress

  • For Maths 77% of pupils made Expected Progress

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GCSE Results day 2014 as it happened.




Somewhat nervously pupils arrive to get their results.

What will they be?



The anxious waiting is nearly over.


Pupils start to collect their results.




Everybody begins to open their envelopes to see their results.

Overall, they have produced an excellent set of results.



Now let's see what it says.

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



What does it say?

Most were thrilled once they had collected their results.





Let me read that one more time.

Does it really say what I think it says?



Think this is looking good.



Looking even better!



Relief and delight. Yes it is that good!!





Never thought I'd get that!




Wow, look at that!



Time to call home and tell the good news to the family.



So happy!



Our highest performing pupil.

This year was Leanne Smith who achieved 10 GCSE grade A* and 1 GCSE grade A, a fantastic set of results. Very Well done!



Five pupils achieved 10 or more passes at grades A* or A grades.



One for the family album!

Twins celebrate some fantastic results for both of them.


Here is a slideshow of some other pictures from the day.

Previous year's results

In the Exams section on the Downloads page of the website there are detailed tables going back to 2005. Full 2014 results will be posted there shortly.

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 2015.

We are confident that our results will place us high in such tables once they are published.

The Principal, Mr Steve Riches, said about the results


"I am delighted to see all the hard work put in by our pupils and their teachers has produced some truly wonderful results both for individuals and the school overall. This is despite the uncertainty and volatility in the exam system caused by hastily made changes in recent times. We were unsure what to expect this year so it is pleasing and a relief to see that it seems most pupils in the school have done well. It is very pleasing to see a significant rise in the results compared with last year and we will all be working hard to produce similar, if not better, results next year. I am also particularly pleased to see that 83% of pupils gained an A*-C grade for their English GCSE and 79% gained an A*-C grade for their Maths GCSE.  These are very high percentages talking into account the current volatile exam regime.For me, the most pleasing part of any school results is the success of every individual pupil that has produced those good school figures. I wish each and every one of them happiness and success in the next stages of their life."


 The National Picture from the BBC Education News


GCSE grades rise, but sharp fall in English

GCSEs: What's different this year?

Big variations predicted in GCSE results

Worried about your GCSE results? Ask the adviser




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