There was plenty of glee last week as pupils up and down the country achieved excellent GCSE results. Below are just some of the many updates we received from our partner schools. Congratulations everyone!
Students are celebrating once more after another successful year for GCSE results at Lucton School. Sciences did very well and, for the fifth year in a row, all three separate science subjects achieved a 100% pass rate. Lucton’s Headmistress, Mrs Gill Thorne, was delighted by the results. “I am particularly pleased to see an increasing number of subjects achieving a 100% pass rate. Many of these, especially the sciences, are subjects that universities value particularly highly and the statistics are quite remarkable.”
Moreton Hall is once again celebrating a vintage set of GCSE results, with over half of all grades awarded the equivalent of A* and A and 98% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate (5 or more passes in core GCSE subjects). Principal Jonathan Forster paid tribute to the hard work and staff and students who have successfully negotiated the transition to the reformed GCSE system. ‘Much has been written in the national press about the more rigorous examinations and the pressure placed on students. I firmly believe that at Moreton Hall we have a unique environment and the right balance of nurture and stretch, which is exemplified in these outstanding results’.
Girls at St Swithun’s School, Winchester are celebrating excellent examination results with 29.5% of entries achieving the top grade 9 in the new I/GCSE courses, compared to the national average of 4.3%. Half of the students achieved five or more A*/9 grades in a year where they took a mixture of the new courses graded numerically (9 to 1) and those with the legacy A* to G classification. Three girls achieved straight grades A* and 9.
King’s Ely International’s 2018 IGCSE results are among the highest in the course’s 18-year history at the school. A total of 37 students from 11 different countries studied the intensive one-year IGCSE programme at King’s Ely this year, which sees pupils studying in their non-native speaking language. Maths was the only subject out of the 15 on offer that followed the new Grade 9 to 1 syllabus; all other subjects were assessed A* to F as in previous years.
There was plenty to celebrate at New Hall School when students received their GCSE results. This year has seen New Hall students achieve record top results, such as one third of grades A* or 8+, 55% of grades A*/A or 7+, 86% of grades A*-B or equivalent, and one quarter of students achieved at least nine straight A*/A or 7+ grades. They're also celebrating the achievements of 16 New Hall 11-year-olds, who studied politics and achieved a Level 1 GCSE Project five years early, with 88% of grades awarded A*/A and 100% A*-B.
Burgess Hill Girls are celebrating a stunning set of GCSE results with over half (51%) of all entries graded 9/8 or A* and a massive 74% of all entries graded 9-7 (old grades A*/A), a 10% increase on last year. Some 62% of the cohort gained at least seven or more grades 9-7 (old grades A*/A). Amid concerns over the marking and grading of the new, harder GCSEs, the class of 2018 have confirmed that Burgess Hill Girls continue to perform at the highest level.
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At Moreton Hall, a Bright World partner school, one student has more to celebrate than just a grade A in her Theatre Studies A level. Drama scholarship student, Alice Williams, has beaten the competition to gain a place on the prestigious Stage Management course at RADA.