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GCSE Exam Results Day

Press Release, 26 August 2010

Some headlines

Excellent results in all respects - our best ever on most of the key measures I can think of comparing. An increased majority of students met the challenging targets we have set; the A* and A grades show a big increase, the 5 A*-C measures are up, everything shows a promising upward trend!

Some summary points:

  • The percentage of 16 year old students achieving the level 2 threshold (formally the 5 A*-C aggregate) is 77%, the second year in a row we have passed the 70% mark, and up 5% on last year’s high. If we take 5 A*-C including English and Maths, this also is up, to 58%
  • 76% of entries resulted in a pass at grades A*-C, again beating our previous best, which was 73% last year.
  • Incredibly 97% of students achieved a grade C in at least one subject.   I always feel this shows what our students are capable of when their aptitude and interest matches a course they follow. 
  • Boys and girls performance was virtually the same in; the 5 A*-C measures show little difference, and 6 of the top 10 were boys.
  • 8 students gained all grade A or A* results.  The best individual performance came from Ian Mason with a remarkable 11 A* , and another A; Alice Thompson with a mere 10 A* and 2 A’s; Jamie Green, James Douthwaite, and Jenny Hyde achieved 8 A* and 3 A’s; Aya Abrahams, Jessica Whittal-Williams and Robin Adderley 7 A* - I could go on.
    30 students achieved an A* in something, and the total number of A* results has shot up to 133, from a previous best of 73 in 2005. (This does include 25 A* achieved in applied learning subjects.)
  • 20 out of the 23 subjects offered had an A* result (more if we include applied courses)

Deputy Head Steve Fearnley commented:
“An excellent set of results, our best ever yet again, and continuing our year on year upward trend.  I am delighted for the students who can see all the hard work rewarded in some excellent grades.  We wish them well for their future success.”