Celebrating Outstanding GCSE Results at The Ecclesbourne School
Thank you to everyone who came in to share in Year 11’s celebration this morning. School was buzzing with energy and results were superb again this year and once more well above national results. At a time when GCSEs were made significantly more challenging our students and staff have matched last year’s record results.
At The Ecclesbourne School we work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to realise their potential and we are proud of all our students’ academic and other achievements. Our students are to be congratulated for their achievement in terms of the exceptionally high proportion who gained good passes at GCSE and A Level this year but also in terms of the progress they made.
We are thrilled that the vast majority of students are returning to Sixth Form and that those who have chosen the apprenticeship or college path have been well supported to secure their places.
89% of students gained 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C or 9-4 grades.
94% (National: 70%) passed English at 4-9 (A*-C) and 89% (National: 71%) passed Mathematics.
86% of Year 11 passed both English and Mathematics at grades 4-9 (A*-C) and 65% at grades 5-9 (A*-B).
86% gained at least two Science GCSEs at grades 4-9.
50 students gained five or more A*/A or 7-9 grades. 120 students (60%) gained at least one of these top grades.
The Attainment 8 score of 55 describes the performance of students across the broad range of their subjects and is again well above the national average. Our internal estimates indicate students made excellent progress whatever their starting points and aptitudes.
45% achieved the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects.
At a time of unprecedented change in the exam system and significantly increased demand on students and their teachers these are remarkable outcomes. We are so proud of our students and what they have achieved. They have shown impressive resilience and character and today receive their just reward for all their hard work.
These results serve as a testament to the commitment of our students, the skill and dedication of our staff and governors and the incredible support we receive from parents and carers. They mean that our students have made excellent progress and now have the qualifications and skills to move on to the next stage of their education or employment.
The bar has been raised sharply at GCSE this year and once again our students and staff have met the challenge and simply worked so hard to ensure everyone was enabled to fulfil their potential.