Head Teacher’s Message

External link: Department for Education school performance website

Please find below an initial overview of the school’s results for the academic year 2017-18.

Core Subjects (9-4)

English (best result) 88%
English Language 81.7%
English Literature 80.3%

English 5 plus 74.6%
English 4 plus 88%

Maths 88%

Maths 5 plus 66.9%
Maths 4 plus 88%

Basics 4 plus English and Maths 80.3%
Basics 5 plus English and Maths 59.2%

Combined Science 45.8%
Biology 90.9%
Chemistry 72.7%
Physics 83.3%

Non Core Subjects (9-4)

Art 100%
Computing 92.3%
Drama 87.5%
French 90.9%
Geography 70.7%
History 100%
Music 85.7%
PE 96.7%
RS 95.2%
Spanish 100%

Non Core Subjects (A*-C or vocational equivalent)

BIS 79.7 %
Engineering 100%
ICT Nat Cert 68.8%
Graphics 95.5%
Health and Social Care GCSE 88.9%
Health and Social Care Nat Cert 100%
iMedia Nat Cert 86.4%
PE Health and Fitness VCert 100%
RM 96.8%

As you can see the results are very good in the vast majority of subject areas, and we hope that they may become even stronger over the next few days and weeks as the full regional and national picture emerges. We also have a number of pupils who are very close to the grade boundary in a number of subjects which may move the percentages up even higher!

The school’s Careers Advisor, Penny Hudson, was in school today and having analysed all of the students’ results the vast majority of pupils will have the opportunity to proceed onto their preferred college destination and therefore we had a lot of very happy students and family members at the school this morning. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces and there were lots of requests for me to pass on both the students’ and the parents’ thanks to all of the staff in the school for everything they had done to support them.

The results, as ever, are due to the hard work, determination and perseverance of the students who once again have been skillfully supported by an outstanding team of teaching and non-teaching staff who have “gone the extra mile” to ensure that barriers to learning, both academically and pastorally, have been successfully broken down to ensure that all pupils have had the best opportunity of achieving their optimum potential.

Miss N Peaker
August 2018