24 August 2018

Congratulations to our Year 11 students of 2018 who have achieved very impressive results in the new ‘tougher’ GCSE qualifications. This year 87% achieved a grade 4 or better (equivalent to the old grade C) in English and 84% in Maths meaning that 80% achieved a grade 4 or better in both. 71% of pupils achieved the government’s new ‘strong pass’ at grade 5 in English and 65% in Maths. Success was shared across the curriculum with the average grade score across students’ best 8 grades being a grade 5.2. Well over a quarter of all grades were above grade 7 (equivalent to the old grade A). Headteacher Andy McGlown said “We are really proud of the achievements of all our students. Their excellent results are a product of their hard work, the dedication of all staff and the support of their families. We are especially proud that these results have been achieved across a demanding and broad curriculum with many students choosing to study very challenging subjects. We wish them all every success with the next step of their journey at college or on apprenticeships.”

There were many individual success stories in terms of outright achievement, progress and overcoming difficulties. Headline grabbing success belongs to our Head Girl, Phoebe Makin and our Head Boy, Joe Riley who both scooped straight grade 9s across all of their subjects making them two of just an estimated 732 to achieve this nationally.