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Exam Results 2019



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 higher.
  • 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 achievement. 
  • 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 achievements.

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.



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