King Edward’s goes from strength to strength with an incredibly strong set of GCSE results.
Mark Simpson, Head of School, said, “I would like to congratulate all Year 11 students and staff for a fantastic set of GCSE results. Our overall attainment figure of 54.6 is significantly higher than our fantastic 2017 result. This will mean that our key figure for Progress 8 will also be significantly higher. It is a testament to our Year 11’s brilliantly positive attitudes, determination and hard work that we have achieved these outstanding results.
Clare Savage, Headteacher from September, stated, “I am so pleased that the school continues to go from strength to strength. This is a brilliant achievement especially given that this year sees new GCSE courses for nearly all subject and a new grading system and I would like to thank staff on behalf of students for all the support they have given students.”
Bryan Stewart, Deputy Headteacher, said “This was a fantastic year group with a really positive work ethic. They fully deserve these outstanding results and I wish them the very best for the next step in their educational journey.”
GCSEs have now changed from grades to levels ranging from 1 to 9. A level 4 is equivalent to the old C grade. At King Edward’s, the percentage of students achieving 5 or more level 4+ equivalents including English and Maths is 80.5%. (This is the same measure for the old 5+ A*-C including English and Maths)