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GCSE

We are delighted to report excellent results at GCSE this year.  88.4% of our students achieved a ‘strong pass’ (grade 5 or above) in both Maths and English Language, 95.9% achieved a standard pass in Maths and English, and 99.4% achieved at least a strong pass in Maths.

Our Attainment 8 score per student, which measures results in certain GCSE subjects, increased from 68.74 in 2016 to 69.23 this year, at a time when both Maths and English GCSEs are being made more challenging.  We are delighted that 49 of our students (28.5%) achieved at least 10 top grades – A or above or Grade 7 and above in English and Maths, and 93.6% achieved at least one grade A/7.  All this came as a result of a great deal of hard work by students and staff, and support from parents

There were some excellent subjects results, including Biology (71.6% A*/A), Computing (84.1% A*/A), Electronics (82.1% A*/A), Graphics (82.4% A*/A), French (67.1% A*/A), History (66.1% A*/A) Maths (68.4% graded 7 or above) and Physics (74.3% A*/A).  A number of subjects achieved 100% A*-C, namely Art, Computer Science, Drama and Electronics.

We congratulate all our students on their achievements, many of which were truly outstanding.  Top performers included

Thomas Alner                    1 A^, 8A*, 1A, 2 9’s, 1 ‘7’

James Bennion-Pedley  1A^, 6A*, 3 ‘9’s, 1B

Thomas Bettley-Smith   8A*, 1A, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘6’

Connor Byrne                    1A^, 6A*, 2A, 1 ’9’, 2 ’8’s

Alexander Coomer          8A*, 1A, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘8’

Morgan Griffiths              9A*, 1A, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘7’

Thomas Lemans               1A^, 9A*, 1 ‘9’, 2 ‘7’s

Menan Loganathan         1A^, 9A*, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘8’

Daniel Miller                       9A*, 1C, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘8’

Joseph Monkcom            8A*, 2A, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘8’

Daniel Noble                      1A^, 8A*, 1A, 2 ‘9’s, 1’8’

Thomas Richards              8A*, 2A, 1 ‘9’, 2 ‘8’s

George Robson                8A*, 2A, 2’8’s, 1 ‘7’

James Skinner                   1A^, 8A*, 1A, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘8’

Myles Stevens                  7A*, 2A, 2 ‘9’s, 1 ‘8’

Santheepan Thayananthan         9A*, 1A, 1 ‘9’, 2 ‘8’s

However we are proud of all our students who worked hard and in many cases exceeded their target grades.  We are very pleased to welcome so many of the year group back into Year 12 in September.

A J Baker

Headteacher