GCSE results success!
Our Year 11 students and staff are celebrating another set of strong GCSE results today, with 77.2% of students achieving five or more Grades at 9-4 (the old 5 A*-C measure) against a national figure of 69.9%. 25.3% of students achieved the top grades of 9-7, exceeding the national figure of 21.9%.
Commenting, Headteacher Helen Cullen said, “Our strong curriculum prepares students well for the EBacc combination at GCSE. This is a combination of subjects valued by many Russell Group universities, alongside strong A levels. This year, 56% of Sexey’s students gained a standard pass (9-4) in the EBacc combination, whilst 35% gained a strong pass (9-5). This builds even further on last year’s success (of 23% for a strong pass), where we exceeded national averages for an EBacc pass by 6%.
“The progress a student makes during their secondary education experience is measured using Progress 8 and yet again Sexey’s School’s estimated Progress 8 score places us above the national average, showing the impact that strong relationships, the caring environment and high quality teaching has on our students. We celebrate each and every student’s achievements today, especially as many of our students have exceeded their FFT20 target grades.”
The top performing students this year include:
- Peony Guy, who achieved 6 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7 and a B in Further Maths
- Alexander Stevens, who achieved 5 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7, 1 Grade 6 and an A* in Further Maths
- George Walker, who achieved 2 Grade 9’s, 5 Grade 8’s, 2 Grade 7’s and an A in Further Maths
- Jasmine Allan, who achieved 4 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 7, 2 Grade 6’s and an A* in Further Maths
Both our Maths and English Language results place us above national average for standard passes (Grades 9-4). Many of our departments are celebrating their results, in particular Religious Studies, Computer Science and Triple Science. 60% of all students studying Triple Science gained the top grades of 9-7.
Commenting, Jasmine Allan said, “I’m so relieved! I’m really looking forward to starting Sixth Form at Sexey’s and in particular, to focus on the subjects that I love: Maths, Physics and Chemistry.”
Of her daughter’s GCSE results success, Mrs Dennison-Drake, mother, said, “She’s made phenomenal progress – we are absolutely over the moon. Thank you so much to everyone involved in our daughter’s education.”
Helen Cullen continued, “I am immensely proud of the achievements of each and every one of our students. Year 11 is a tough year and this group of students worked hard, supported each other well and took advantage of every learning opportunity offered to them. These results are a reflection of their hard work and the support they received from Sexey’s staff and from their parents. GCSE results open the door to the next step on their journey of lifelong learning and will form the basis of their further study as they move onto A levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships. Many of our students are returning to us to study A levels and we look forward to welcoming them back. To those students that are moving on to a new destination we wish them well and hope that they leave Sexey’s with knowledge, skills, confidence and happy memories.
“My thanks as always goes to the staff who have cared for and supported these young people over the last five years. I am extremely proud to be leading this team of staff. On behalf of all of us at Sexey’s School, we would also like to thank the parents of Year 11 for their commitment and support to the staff and school.”