Another set of excellent GCSE results at St Bede's
Students and their families are celebrating following the release of GCSE results today.
Results in all the core subjects are excellent, with 87% of the cohort achieving A* to C grades in maths, 84% in English, 82% in RE, 85% in history, 87% in geography and 83% in MFL (French, German or Spanish). In the sciences 81% of the whole cohort achieved at least two A* to C grades while the separate science scores were excellent (over 80% of those entered achieved A* or A grades in biology, chemistry and physics.)
New performance measures have been introduced in 2016 which makes direct comparisons with previous years difficult. However, the attainment 8 average of 60 means the average grade overall is B, the same as in 2015, and the progress 8 figure is a very encouraging 0.82 (we achieved 0.41 in 2015). The percentage of students making expected or better than expected progress in maths and English is 90% and 88% respectively, well above national averages.
As always, we are extremely proud of the performance of all our students. The 26 students who scored 10 or more A/A* grades in 2016 were as follows: Molly Ashton-Harris, Hannah Bowen, Rhiannon Bullen, Francesca Byrne, Annie Charlesworth, Maxine Coldrey, Freddie Davy, Celina Dembinska-Kenner, Archie Drawbridge, Holly Dunford, Grace Dunn, Lauren Elliott, Luke Field, Karl Fonseka, Natasha Harwood, Cliodhna Hughes, Katie Inglis, Romany James, Francesca King, Megan Marlow, Daria Marshall, Benjamin McCabe, Carly Munn, Elsie Pemble, Olivia Roberts and Millie Wallis.
Information about GCSE grade boundaries for 2016 is at the foot of the exam information web page
Exam results helpline
The DfE will be opening its Exam Results Helpline again this year.
Students or parents needing free help, advice and support can speak to careers advisers on 0808 100 8000. The line opens on Thursday 1 August.
The helpline, which is managed by around 40 careers advisers, helped over 9,500 people last year.