November GCSE Exam Success

Date Published:
Thursday 20 January 2022

Students in Sixth Form were celebrating last week when the GCSE English and Maths results came out.

This was the first opportunity for most of them to sit an external exam in Maths or English, as their awards in summer were based on centre assessed grades.

Retaking GCSE English and Maths is compulsory for any Post 16 student who has not achieved at least a 4, also known as a standard pass.

For the twenty-three students that took the English GCSE, results from the November external exam were impressive, with sixteen of them gaining at least a 4. Six of these gained a 5 and one student even achieved a 6.

Nationally, of the students who were awarded a grade below 4 in summer 2021, around a third improved their grade in the November sitting. Therefore, to have approximately 60% of GA students, some of whom came to our Sixth Form from other schools, improve their grade from the summer is an outstanding achievement.

Results in Maths were also pleasing. Of the thirty-two students entered, 11 achieved at least a 4, with two students who were entered for Higher Tier gaining 6s.

For Year 13 students these results come as a relief, as university places often require at least a 4 in English and Maths GCSE in addition to A Level or Level 3 Vocational results.

Congratulations go to all of the students who worked hard to produce these results.