Thamesmead School Year 11 students, staff and parents are celebrating continued success at GCSE as they received their exam results today.
This is the first year where the majority of GCSE grades awarded are the new 9-1 grades (with 9 being the highest and 1 the lowest). A grade 7 is the equivalent to an A grade, and a grade 4 is the equivalent to a C grade in the old style GCSES.
80% of students achieved a standard pass in Maths and English which means that they gained a 4 grade or higher in both subjects. This is the equivalent to the old GCSE C grade.
57% of students achieved a strong pass in Maths and English which means that they gained a 5 grade or higher in both subjects. This is higher than the old GCSE C grade.
81% achieved 5 GCSES or more graded at 4 or above. This is the equivalent to the 5A*-C measure used previously to judge success.
The new grading system has introduced new higher grades for students to achieve. With 9 being higher than the old A* grade.
Nearly a third of all GCSE exams sat by our students this year were graded 9-7.
A number of students were successful in achieving five 9 grades. They were Scarlett Yeadon, James Harper, Robert Gallacher, Amber Brook, Edan Malcom, and Hayden Clapham. While Priyan Mistry achieved three 9 grades and eight grade 8s.
Headteacher, Phil Reeves, said “We are delighted with these fantastic GCSE results. The students and their teachers have worked so hard to achieve this success in what has been a period of significant change to the GCSEs. There were limited resources available for our staff and students to use to prepare for these new qualifications in this first year of the new GCSE exams and therefore we are even more proud of all that they have achieved. We wish our students the very best of luck for their futures as they move on to sixth form colleges, further education, and apprenticeships.”