Celebrating Success- GCSE Results 2016
Students and staff at Meopham School are celebrating the highest GCSE results in the school’s history.
An incredible 71% of students achieved 5 or more good GCSEs, including English and Maths. In addition, 84% secured a grade C or above in English Language while 80% secured a grade C or above in Maths.
Notable student successes include Phoebe Bix, who achieved 8 A grades and 1 A* grade as well as 2 Bs. Phoebe said, “I’m speechless and shocked. I’m just so happy.” Lucy Graham, who achieved 8 A grades and 4 B grades, said, “I’m overwhelmed. I did not expect to achieve grades this high.” Billy Peacock, who achieved 6 A grades, 4 B grades and 2 C grades, said, “This is just amazing! Amazing. All that hard work paid off.”
Headteacher, Suzanne Dickinson, said, “These outstanding results are due reward for the hard work and commitment of students and staff.”
Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for student outcomes, Matt Pyrke, said, “This year’s outcomes are a tribute to the commitment and resilience of the students at Meopham School.”
Out of 281 pupils who sat exams at Westlands School 100% achieved at least five A* to G grades, with 189 pupils (67%) getting a minimum of five A* to C grades.
Staff said it was pleasing to see an increase in the number of teenagers reaching the A* grade - almost triple the previous year’s figure with 36 A*s awarded.
There was also a 4% increase on the number of students leaving with five or more A* to C grades.
The school said there had been “impressive improvements” in the amount of progress made in English and Mathematics with 82% of pupils making or exceeding expected levels of progress from KS2-KS4 in English, and 77% in maths - both figures are expected to be well above the national average.
Head teacher Simon Cox said: "What a fantastic year group, the best we have ever had in terms of their commitment and attitude. I am most pleased that our highest performing subjects are English, maths and science. Pupils have made outstanding progress and the new Progress 8 figure, which will be published in the performance tables, will be positive, much higher than virtually all similar schools.”
Sittingbourne Community College are proud to announce that yet again GCSE results saw record improvements, with 55% of students achieving A*-C grades in both English and maths. These results are testimony to the rapid progress that our students make, and reflect the outstanding effort and commitment that they’ve shown this year.
Fiona Trigwell, Headteacher said: “Good GCSE results are essential to the life chances of young people, what thrills us most about our students’ results is knowing that they now have so many opportunities available to them.”
Many students will continue their education in their sixth form, to name a few who are:
Oliver Barney, who achieved A grades in English, mathematics and PE will join our sixth form to study physics, chemistry and mathematics.
Chanell Peartree earned a D* in drama an A in mathematics and B grades in seven other subjects, she will study law, psychology and business in our sixth form.
Jessica Moss achieved 10 A*-C grades including A grades in English and maths and will also remain with us for her A Level studies.
Headteacher at The North School, Nicki Hodges said that Year 11 pupils have achieved the "best results in the history of the school", with the school's 5 A*-C including English and maths increasing from 24% in 2015 to 46% in 2016.
She praised the "colossal" effort of staff, and said pupils put in the hard work to double the rate of A* to C grades in English and maths, up to 54% this year.
"The North School staff and students should be rightly proud of their amazing achievement. To have taken the school out of special measures one year and to get the best set of results the school has ever seen the next, is testament to the hard work and dedication to all those involved."
Chloe Ludlow was among the high achievers, scoring an A* grade with four A grades and five B grades, while Rosie Driscoll gained four A grades and six B grades, and Adam Frudenberg scored three A grades, six B grades and one C grade.
Following a successful Ofsted earlier in the year that highlighted significant improvements in leadership and quality of teaching and praising the Trust for the support it had provided to the school, Peacehaven Community School, has seen significant gains of 10% plus in the school's 5 A*-C to 49%, with big rises in both English and maths, where 56% students have achieved 'C' or above. This is up 16% from last year.
The top performer was Abigail Tarran, who achieved 10 A/A*s. Jodie Hallett, Liam Butler and Isabella Bianciardi all achieved 9 A/A* grades.
The school has been through a period of change following two years of declining results. In November, the Local Authority commissioned Swale Academies Trust to oversee the school's improvement, and appointed Austen Hindman as Acting Head Teacher.
Mr Hindman emphasised the importance of these results to the local community. "Peacehaven Community School is a community school, and the school's improvement will have a huge impact on local families. Thirty-two more students achieved 'C' or above in English and Maths this year compared to last. For each of those students that means that they are better prepared for college and more likely to get the jobs that they want."
"The biggest difference for me is that the average grade at Peacehaven is now a 'C', up from 'D' last year. That shows the impact of the changes we have made across the whole school. In fact, the progress of all of our students has risen dramatically this year, not just the students who were expected to get A* to C grades."
"We are ambitious for our students, and want them to have the opportunities in life that a good education brings."
This is further evidence that the school has well and truly turned a corner and is on its way up!
GCSE results for the Whitstable Community College have significantly improved this year, with the majority of pupils making good progress.
Several students attained A* and A grades, with special mention to Thomas Chinnery (9 A* and A's), Amy Haslam (10 A* and A's), Ellie Giles (7A's), Georgia Preston-Hibbert (8 A* and A's), Charlie Chopping, Cameron Green, Charlie Harding and Eleanor Howland. Several students gained grades which far exceeded their expectations.
Head teacher Mrs Gibson said: "We're especially proud of Kimberley Jeffs who gained 10 A*-C grades and will be returning to The Community College Whitstable to join our sixth form.”
"Pupils, teachers and parents have all worked hard for this moment with extra study sessions after school and in holidays and their hard work has paid off. An ice cream van was on-site to provide cool refreshments as a 'thank you' to all."