18 September 2018

As you may be aware last year saw the introduction of new GCSE examinations in both Mathematics and English. This year a further 20 subjects were introduced for examination.  Not only were these examinations more challenging than those which went before them, they also had a new grading system which instead of being letter grades A*-G, these were replaced by numbers grades 9-1. Grade 9 being a new highest grade which is even higher than the old A*.

The percentage of boys achieving a grade 5 or higher in both English and Mathematics

The percentage of boys achieving grade 5 or higher in both English and Maths this year was 46% beating last year’s and our best result to date.

A/A* & 7/9

As I said earlier grade A and A* have been replaced in virtually all subjects by grades 7 and 8 and a new gold standard grade 9 has been introduced. In terms of these grades some of our boys achieved outstanding results.

  • 23 boys achieved at least 5 grades equal to or higher than grade A/7
  • 14 boys achieved at least 7 grades equal to or higher than a grade A/7
  • 4 boys achieved at least 9 grades equal to or higher than a grade A/7
  • In total the boys achieved 100 grade 8s and 9s (the old A* and better) and 42 grade 9s.

These are outstanding outcomes for our boys.

Progress 8

The DfE have produced a short video explaining the Progress 8 measure and this can be found on the following link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IAEgFMSGDY

 

Due to the introduction of the new qualifications in 20 subjects in addition to Mathematics and English last year together with the fact that Progress 8 is not calculated and released by the DfE until October at the earliest we cannot provide an accurate Progress 8 figure at this time.

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