Congratulations to all Y11 who achieved fantastic results at GCSE.
The 2017 GCSE grading has changed in English and Maths, and the exams are now more challenging. In light of these changes, King Edward’s is absolutely delighted with the performance of Year 11 students, who have risen to the challenge and have achieved many excellent results.
The new GCSE gradings for 2017 English and Maths are as follows –
- Level 4 is equivalent to a C grade, a standard pass.
- Level 5 is considered a strong pass.
- Level 6 is considered a high B grade.
- Level 7 is equivalent to an A grade.
- Level 9 is beyond an A* grade and only awarded to exceptional performance.
We have had another fantastic set of GCSE results, especially at the highest grades. This is really pleasing given the new more challenging English and Maths GCSEs this year. Staff and students have worked really hard to achieve these results, and we would like to congratulate them and thank them for their commitment and hard work.
Almost 38% of students achieved the highest grades in English (level 7, 8 or 9, equivalent to A and above) and over 31% achieved this in Mathematics. Furthermore, 70 students (21% of the cohort) achieved 8 or more A/A* grades or equivalent 7-9 grades.
The new accountability measure of Attainment 8, which measures performance across eight subjects, is also very high at 52.4. This shows the breadth of successful achievement across all subject areas.
Key KEVI Statistics
- English and Maths level 5 (strong pass) and above – 56.2%
- English level 7 and above – 37.7%
- Maths level 7 and above – 31.2%
- English and Maths level 7 and above – 25.3%
- Attainment 8 – 52.4 – Attainment across the best 8 subjects
Hopefully you will be pleased with your GCSE results.
If you intend to return to King Edwards 6th Form or put in an application and now no longer wish to attend, please complete this online form.
If you intend changing your subjects you will receive an appointment to meet with a member of the 6th form team for Tuesday 5 September to discuss your options.
GCSE results can be collected from 10am tomorrow, Thursday 24 August in the Lower School Hall.
- Year 11 results can be collected from 10.00am onwards. Please do not come before this time as results will not be available any earlier.
- All students wishing to attend the sixth form must complete an online confirmation form, available here, to confirm their subject choices and enrol. The online form will be available from Thursday 24 August until 4pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Students will be asked to either confirm or request to change their subject choices.
- Students who request a change of subject choice will require an interview. These interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 September or Wednesday 6 September. Acceptance onto alternative courses will not be confirmed at this interview, no guarantees can be made to any changes requested and will be subject to availability.
- Students who do not attain the grades/points score required for entry onto their chosen courses will be issued with an appointment slip indicating a time on Thursday 24 August to meet a senior member of staff to discuss other course options. (Please refer to the Post 16 prospectus for entry requirements). These students must then complete the online confirmation and request a change of subject.
- Students who do not attain the grades required for entry into the sixth form (Please refer to the Post 16 prospectus for entry requirements) will be issued with an appointment slip indicating a time on Thursday 24 August to meet a senior member of staff to discuss other pathways. Representatives from Newcastle College and Northumberland College will also be available in the Student Support Area between 10am and 12pm on Friday 25 August 2017 to offer further advice and guidance.
Well done to all students and staff, we are extremely proud of you all.
Once again King Edward’s students have achieved outstanding A Level results, with thirty three students achieving all A* and A grades.
The percentage achieving A* – A grades was 26.4% and achieving A* – B grades was 52.6%.
The average points per entry was our highest ever at 33.3, which shows that across all subjects and grades students performed extremely well.
This year is the first of new more challenging A Level courses, many of which do not take into account AS grades, but rather assess all content at the end of the second year. Teaching staff have been working incredibly hard preparing new resources and lessons to support our students for these new linear courses. Our fantastic students have taken up the challenge and have been rewarded with outstanding results.
The vast majority of our Year 13 students will now progress on to university, but we are seeing an increasing number choose alternative options such as Higher Level Apprenticeships, School Leavers Programmes in Accountancy with RSM, gap years and even studying at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.