With nearly all GCSEs now being graded on the 9-1 scale, there was always uncertainty as to how the results would pan out, but on comparable measures from previous years, new records have been set.
40% of all grades achieved were at the equivalent of the old A grade or better and an amazing 216 grade 9s were awarded, with all subjects across the curriculum reaching this new gold standard mark. 84% of students gained at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths, ensuring that they can smoothly progress to further study, with all doors open to them.
Of the 240 students in the cohort, 30% gained at least eight grades at 9-7, the new A* & A grade range. Phoebe Cowhig achieved nine grade 9s, with Ellen Grace just one behind her. A further seven students gained six grade 9s: Lois Ryan, Lorien Carter, Alex Morrison, Joe McLaughlin, Josh Prout, Sophie Williams and Emma James.
Most importantly, initial analysis suggests that the progress made by all students from when they started with us in Year 7 is the highest we have achieved and this cohort deserve to be immensely proud of their achievements. Once again, the hard work and dedication of the students, supported by their parents and their teachers, has paid dividends and a record number of Year 11s from St Bart’s, to be joined by many students from other schools, will be starting their sixth form studies here in two weeks’ time.