GCSE Success 2019

Students at this outstanding school were celebrating an impressive set of GCSE examination results, the best ever under the new 9-1 grading system.


Photo: Left to right: Overjoyed, Theodore Makaritis, Charlotte Gravelsons and Archie Griffiths three of Chipping Camden School’s top GCSE performers.

Charlotte Gravelsons, Archie Griffiths and Theodore Makaritis were overjoyed having all achieved the new gold standard grade 9 in six subjects with grade 8’s and 7’s in the rest. Equally thrilled, were Izzie Moull, Renee Hands, Charlotte Johnson, Chloe Stanier and Katherine Wild who were among those who achieved grades 9 – 7 in all of their GCSE subjects. Martha Robbins, Heather Castle, Poppy Cullen, Frances Currey, Shannon Gillett, Caitlin Marshall, Reece Moulder, Georgia Reynolds and Amelia Wilson also excelled in the new GCSE exams earning a string of 9 – 7 grades across a wide range of subjects. Altogether, a quarter of all students in Year 11 gained between 5 and 12 top GCSE grades.

Despite the fact that the new 9-1 GCSE qualifications are deliberately designed to be more demanding than the previous A*-G GCSEs the school recorded its best ever GCSE results. Overall, 59% of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ (i.e. a grade 5 or above) in both English and Maths, an increase of 7% from 2018, while 74% of pupils achieved at least a grade 5 in English and 69% achieved this same standard in Mathematics. Similarly, there were impressive performances in Science with 85% achieving at least two ‘standard’ passes (i.e. grade 4 or above) and 61% achieving at least two ‘strong’ passes.

In addition, there were exceptional performances in Art, Dance, Drama, Geography and Music with over three quarters of entries being awarded a ‘strong pass’ or above. Across all subjects, in excess of 80% of all grades were a standard pass or better, with 65% being at least a strong pass.

GCSE Success

Photo: All smiles as students at Chipping Campden School celebrate success in the new GCSEs.

Left to right:  Jonty Clarke, Scott Curry, Martha Robbins, Kate Dufty, Poppy Cullen, Poppy Martin, William Whatley, William Payne and Giles Sharratt

In congratulating students and staff on such fantastic results, John Sanderson, the school’s Principal, said “I’m delighted to see so many students achieving such magnificent GCSE results and going beyond previous years’ performance within the new GCSEs. Staff and students have worked extremely hard and have every reason to feel proud of their achievements this year”. The Principal concluded his comments by adding “with such encouraging results we are really looking forward to welcoming so many of our students, along with almost 70 from surrounding schools, back into our sixth form in September”.


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