We were delighted to celebrate wonderful results with our Key Stage 4 students in the summer. You can view some of the excitement of the day on our previous Results Day blog. The key points from the Key Stage 4 results are:
We were delighted to celebrate wonderful results with our Key Stage 4 students. Summer 2018 saw more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. These significant changes affected nearly all GCSEs and Level 2 awards for the first time this year, although English and mathematics were assessed under the new system for the first time in 2017.
Nationally, the expectation is that broadly the same proportion of students will achieve 1-9 (equivalent to grade G and above in the old system), 4-9 (old grade C and above) and 7-9 (old grade A and above). A small handful of subjects remain with unreformed GCSE content and the old A*-G grading system.
Pass rates for mathematics matched last year’s successes and English has surpassed the previous year in terms of our standard and higher-grade profile; the numbers of students achieving the highest grades across all subjects are very good and pupils receiving these results were, naturally, delighted with their performance.
The number of applications for sixth form courses continues to reflect students’ success at GCSE, with over 110 expected to enter Year 12 in September 2018.
Headteacher Nick Ellery said:
“Every year staff and students at UCC set themselves high standards for results at GCSE and every year they seem to be able to match these expectations. I am happy with these outcomes, coming at a time when nationally the picture is far from stable. What really matters, of course, are the results for individual students and, once again, the outcomes here are very good with the vast majority of students gaining the necessary qualifications to make their next step in their education. Our curriculum offers a very broad range of courses, some of them recognised in national results tables, some not. These results are proof of the hard work of students and the dedication of all of my teaching staff.
Following on from last week’s pleasing A-level results, this has been a most successful year for UCC students.”
Simon Cooper (Head of Year 11) said:
“I am delighted for the students and proud of their achievements across the range of qualifications that they have sat this summer. This is the culmination of so many hours spent in lessons, revision sessions and additional preparation and I would like to congratulate students and thank staff and parents for all of the support that they have given throughout the secondary years”.