Outstanding results greeted pupils as they received their GCSE envelopes this morning. 学生们 have excelled themselves this year. Many pupils were most keen to find out their 英语 and 数学 results – the first subjects given the new points system of 9 to 1.
The new English and Maths exams are harder than before, and the new 9-point assessment reflects the push for the highest standards. So I’m delighted that more than a third of the Year group gained the top range of points 9-7, equivalent to the old A*-A grades in English or Maths, and a quarter gained top grades 9-7 in both 英语 and 数学. I am also pleased 通过 the fair scattering of the top grade 9.
But GCSE exams are really about hard work and the real effort that pupils of all academic ability put into their studies. Whether the old or the new style, GCSE exams are not easy, and all pupils have worked incredibly hard. Our pupils thoroughly deserve their grades, and I congratulate them all.
Overall, 80％ pupils gained at least five GCSE A*-C grades including 英语 and 数学. More than a third of all entries were awarded A* or A grades. Mr Andy Jackson, Head of 关键阶段4 said, “This is a smashing Year group, and I know teachers have really enjoyed working with them. They have done themselves proud.”
I would like to pay tribute to all our staff, teaching and support, who have worked so closely with pupils. They always go the extra mile, and our young people respond enthusiastically to that support.
One Year 10 pupil took Sports Studies GCSE early, and a group of six 今年10 pupils also took their French GCSE. All achieved impressive results, gaining A*-A grades. Many congratulations to them too!
GCSE 2017 Summary for Bishop Luffa School
|数学 & 英语|
|% gaining 'standard' pass (9-4)||% gaining 'strong' pass (9-5)|
|英语 Language or Literature||89％||78％|
|英语 and 数学||82％||64％|
Total number of students at end of 关键阶段4
|5+ A*-C passes including 英语 & 数学||80％|
|At least two 科学s at A*-C||85％|
|A*-C in a Foreign Language||82％|
|A*-C in a 人文 subject||78％|
|A*-C in an 艺术 subject||83％|
|Attainment 8 average||55|
In 英语 & 数学, new grades 9-7 are equivalent to old grades A*-A.
Average Attainment 8 of 55 equates to every pupil gaining a B grade in their eight best subjects.