Students celebrate second year of record-breaking GCSE results
With students having achieved the best GCSE results ever in 2017, we're once again celebrating and are delighted to announce the 2018 results are even better.
A fantastic 78.5% of all entries were graded at a pass grade 4 or higher, compared to 67.5% in 2017. In particular, students excelled in English and maths with 77% achieving a grade 4 or higher in English, and 65.9% in maths, increases of 12% and 5% respectively on last year results.
Students also did extremely well in science with 76.6% of students achieving a grade 4 or higher, compared to 63% receiving the equivalent grade C or higher in 2017.
Notably, four students achieved an outstanding 30 GCSEs between them at grades 9-7 – a grade 9 puts students in to the top 2-3% of the whole UK student population:
- Will John – three at grade 9, three at grade 8, one at grade 7, two at grade 6 and one Level 2 Distinction
- Lillibet Haworth – five at grade 8, four at grade 7 and one Level 2 Distinction
- Olivia Bradley – two at grade 9, four at grade 8 and two at grade 7
- Jay Pugh – three at grade 9, two at grade 8, one at grade 7 and four at grade 6
Mark Pollard, Headteacher, commented: "We're delighted with the results that have been achieved. Our students who took GCSEs this year were collectively below the national academic average when joining the school, so their record-breaking achievement deserves to be celebrated and they should all be extremely proud of their accomplishment. We anticipate that our Progress 8 score will be positive again this year, demonstrating our students have achieved more than expected.
"The results are testament to the hard work and commitment everyone has put in to driving higher standards across the school and striving for higher achievement over the past few years and we wish all students the best of luck with their future endeavours."
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