We are delighted with yet
another successful year for our students at GCSE.
The key measure of success for
students is Progress 8. This measure compares the progress of all
students in 8 key subjects with their peers nationally, and hence is the best
measure of the success of every student. Our provisional figures
for 2019 give a predicted Progress 8 of 0.18, meaning that students are,
on average, achieving higher than their peers nationally. This figure
increases to 0.33 for students whose attendance was at least 50%, meaning that
they achieved a third of a grade per subject higher than national.
In terms of attainment:
- The number of
students achieving a Grade 5 or higher in both English and Maths has
increased to 59%. (78% for Grade 4 or Higher)
- The number of
students achieving grade 5 or higher in Maths has increased to 63% of
students (4+ is 80%). English results remain strong at 77% 5+
and 87% 4+.
- Attainment 8,
the measure which takes into account a range of 8 GCSEs, is 53.69
- 30% all grades
were at Grade 7 or higher and over two thirds of grades were at Grade 5 or
- Over 200 Grade
9s, the highest grade, were achieved, an increase of 35% on last year.
- Over 70
students achieved 8 or more GCSEs at Grade 7 or higher, with eight
students gaining 8 or more GCSEs at Grade 9 or equivalent – an outstanding
- Over 100
students in Year 9 also took GCSEs two years early, mostly in French, with
over half achieving a Grade 7 and 87% achieving a Grade 5 or higher.
Head Teacher Richard Bradford said –
I am once again delighted with
the success of our students who are celebrating excellent personal academic
achievements in this year's GCSE examinations. The results reflect the hard
work and commitment of our students and staff. I am incredibly proud of our
students this year - they have been a wonderful year group who have challenged
themselves to do their very best. They have also become confident, happy,
thoughtful, and considerate young people who can take great pride in their
As I leave Dorothy Stringer
this year, I would also like to thank the staff, parents and the wider community
who have done so much to support our students over the last few years. I
know that without this support the students would not have achieved so much
academic and personal success.
I hope that for the students
their time at our school has been a happy one and they will have wonderful
memories to look back on. We wish them the best of luck as they go on to the
next stage in their lives.
Our DfE Performance tables can be found HERE.