5th Sep 2017
St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning is pleased to announce improved outcomes for the school following publication of last Year’s GCSE results. Secondary schools nationally were eager to see how this year’s cohorts had achieved in light of the changes to the maths and English qualifications for 2017. Students sitting GCSE examinations in summer 2017 received a mixture of grades ranging from A* to G in most subjects but in maths and English they received a numerical grade from 1 to 9, with 9 being the highest.
In maths, 59% of students gained a standard pass (grade4 or better) and 35% gained a strong pass (grade 5 or better). In English, 76% gained a standard pass and 59% a good pass. The number of students gaining a standard pass in both maths and English was 56, which represented a 6% rise on the equivalent figure for 2016. Many subjects enjoyed significant exam success, most notably, humanities, science and modern foreign languages. In addition, and most pleasingly, the school’s most vulnerable group of SEND pupils performed strongly across a range of subjects.
Staff at the school wish the students, all of whom worked so hard to achieve their target grades, the very best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. I am sure that the students would also join me in thanking all of the members of staff who invested so much time and energy into ensuring their progress and additionally, in thanking all of their parents and carers for their support and guidance during a most stressful year.