After hard work put in, Year 11 students at Chew Valley School have today received another year of excellent GCSE results. This has been in the context of many subjects moving to the new 9-1 criteria and the press talking about a toughening up of the qualifications.
76% of students gained a new Grade ‘4’ (equivalent to an old C grade) or above in English and over 78% in Mathematics. 71% of students achieved the new ‘Basics’ measure with passes at the new Grade 4 and above in both English and Mathematics.
Grade 8, and an additional new highest grade 9, are equivalent to the old A* grade. 24 students achieved results which included the new highest grade of 9. This is so pleasing to see after the government warned that these would be sparsely allocated as they represent the very top end of results. Indeed, 27 students gained grades 7-9 (equivalent to the old A and A*) in 7 or more subjects.
Olivia Coombs scored 8 qualifications at the new grade 9 and was joined by Maddie Lowe and Danielle Chorley in averaging over an 8 in their results. Throughout there were success stories of students who had achieved wonderful results which will enable them to access the next steps. Many congratulations must go to them all.
Headteacher, Gareth Beynon, commented, “Congratulations to all of our students for their tremendous results. These are down to the hard work and dedication that the students have put into their studies, together with the support that they have received from parents and staff throughout their studies. We are very proud of them all.
Many of the students are choosing to stay on at Chew Valley and continue in the Sixth Form, which has been rated as Outstanding in the last three Ofsted inspections. These students will be picking up A levels or other level 3 courses, whilst other students are moving into the world of work or other courses. Whatever they are doing we wish them all the very best”.