A Level August 2019
This summer’s results reflect a successful outcome for our students and their teachers. Across four key measures the hard work of students coupled with the challenge and support of their teachers have resulted in improvement, building on the school’s reputation for consistent high outcomes. The percentage of entries achieving A* grades rose to 10%, with the percentage of entries achieving at least a B grade rising to over 54% with an overall pass rate that is now in excess of 99% and a progress measure supporting the view that this cohort of students has really excelled. Well done and congratulations to all our students and their teachers.
The attainment and progress made by students have enabled them to celebrate individual and collective successes with students going on to a range of university courses and apprenticeships.
Individual successes include Matthew Brett who is off to the Royal College of Music London, Natalie Stevenson who is off to St Hughes’ College, Oxford to read Earth Sciences, Imogen Howard who is reading chemistry at York University, Katie Gregg and Maisie James to read veterinary sciences at the University of Surrey and Liverpool respectively, Zainab Adnan who is reading medicine at Liverpool.
Our students have taken up places covering the full range of courses and careers from Law to teaching, Health and Social Care to Engineering, Mathematics through to Fashion, Economics to Modern Foreign Languages to Architecture.
Several of our students are able to follow their lifelong ambitions including Olly Jenkins who is taking up his place with the RAF and Charlotte Amson who is following a nursing degree at Keele University.
“These results are highly pleasing and reflect a successful outcome for our students and their teachers. I wish all our students continued success and every future happiness as they embark upon their next phase in life.”
J M Leigh
GCSE Summer 2019
At a time when GCSEs are at their hardest, with our students facing a return to linear examinations (and the undoubted pressures associated with such) and with teachers facing demanding changes to the curriculum we can be very proud of our GCSE results. Not only can we be proud of the attainment levels reached by our students but equally impressive is the progress that our students have made since joining us.
Over 34% on entries achieved the highest grades of 7 or above with some exceptional performances in English, mathematics and Science – subjects that saw high numbers of the top grade 9 being achieved. Over 85% of entries received at least a grade 4 and with an overall pass rate of 100%, ensuring once more that we surpass national averages.
Results across many subjects were striking but impressively we have seen very strong outcomes in Mathematics, English and the Sciences. At a time when the popularity of Modern Foreign Languages is waning in many schools, our commitment to Languages for All has been rewarded with a bumper crop of outcomes in French, German and Spanish. Similarly, results in Business Studies, Food, I-Media and Travel Tourism were exceptional with over 70% of entries achieving at least a grade 7.
Whilst the attainment of our students was impressive, their progress was more notable and I should like to congratulate all our students and their teachers on a remarkable set of results.
J M Leigh
Progress & Attainment
Please open the following link for details of progress, attainment, English and Mathematics progress, retention and destinations
DfE School and College performance tables