Strong GCSE results 2017
Our students have performed well in the first year of the new GCSE examination reforms, achieving 25% A*-A (as compared with 20% nationally) and 83% A*-C grades (as compared with 66% nationally). This grading includes the conversion of the reformed numerical grades adopted in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics for the first time this year into the old style letter grades that continue to be awarded in other subjects until 2018.
Looking only at the numerical grades for English and Mathematics, Sexey’s Level 9-4 percentage is 91%, as compared with the national level of 50%.
Commenting on the results, Sexey’s School’s Headmaster Mr. Irfan Latif said, “This has been an exceptional year, not only with the introduction of examination reforms that have proven tough for students nationally – the top grades have reportedly plummeted to their lowest level in a decade – but also in terms of educational funding, meaning that teachers have had to work extra hard with less support. Against this backdrop, I am extremely proud of our students and staff for achieving these admirable GCSE results, which are again much higher than the national average. I look forward to working with many of them in the next part of their academic journey into our successful Sixth Form.”
Deputy Headteacher Mr. Dan Bull added, “While I am delighted for all of our students and colleagues who have worked so hard to achieve strong results in such a difficult climate of change, I am particularly proud of those students who have worked really hard to meet, and frequently exceed, their targets. My particular congratulations go to nine students – Isabella Birt, Lucia Elliott, Martha Everest, Jocasta Fay, Harriet Ford, Elena Gaffney, George Patterson, Madeleine Spicer-Ralfe and Josue Stengler Hansen – who achieved significantly higher than predicted. We wish all of our students the very best in their future studies or careers.”
Particularly noteworthy students include a long roster of high-achievers:
- Jocasta Fay, 10 A*-A (2 Level 8s, Level 7, 3 A*, 4 A)
- Bryan Chow, 9 A*-A (2 Level 8s 5 A*, 2 A)
- Lucia Elliott, 9 A*-A (2 Level 7s, 3 A*, 4 A)
- Isabella Birt, 8 A*-A (2 Level 7s, 2 A*, 4 A)
- Ella Bowker, 7 A*-A (Level 8, Level 7, 5 A)
- Samuel Craigie, 7 A*-A (2 Level 7s, 1 A*, 4 A)
- Rosa Scott McCarthy, 7 A*-A (Level 8, Level 7, 2 A*, 3 A)
- Charles Scott, 7 A*-A (Level 9, Level 7, 1 A*, 4 A)
- James Thornton, 7 A*-A (Level 7, 2 A*, 4 A)
- Harold Bewley, 6 A*-A (Level 8, Level 7, 1 A*, 3 A)
- Jack Lecerf, 6 A*-A (Level 9, Level 7, 5 A)
Mrs Grace and Mr Grant Fay, Jocasta’s mother and father said, “I’m so pleased with the support Jocasta’s had over the years at Sexey’s and I’m so proud of her success today – especially in such a tough year of exams. Thank you so much to everyone involved in helping her to get this far.”
Jocasta added, “I would just like to say thank you to all the teachers for all their support and all my peers in class, well done everyone!”
Sexey’s GCSE results success builds on that of its A Level students last week, which saw 41% of students achieving A*-A grades and 88% achieving A*-C – the highest A*-A grades achieved at Sexey’s School since records began and well above national average (26%).