Examination Results 2019
"Attainment in GCSE has been consistently above national averages over the past few yearsPupils now achieve GCSE attainment well above the national average. Eight out of 10 pupils achieve A* to C grades in English and mathematics, compared to around six out of 10 nationally. Over a third achieve the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects, compared to under a quarter nationally."
"Around four in 10 students go to Russell Group universities, compared with one in 10 nationally."
Chipping Campden School celebrates increased success in the new GCSEs
Students at this outstanding academy were celebrating an impressive set of GCSE examination results, the best ever under the new 9-1 grading system.
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.
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”.
Key Perfomance Indicators
End of Key Stage 4 - Summer 2019
Projected Progress 8 score: 0.36
Attainment 8 Score: 52.48
Percentage of Students with Strong Pass (Grade 5 or above) in English: 71%
Percentage of Students with Strong Pass (Grade 5 or above) in Maths: 67%
Percentage of Students with Strong Pass (Grade 5 or above) in English & Maths: 57%
Percentage of Students with Standard Pass (Grade 4 or above) in English & Maths: 78%
Percentage of Pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate: 40%
Celebrating A-Level Achievement at Chipping Campden School
Students at Chipping Campden School’s Sixth Form celebrated another successful year of A Levels despite the more challenging nature of many of the qualifications following the recent post-16 review and reforms. Overall, around a fifth of all A Level grades awarded to students at the school were either A* or A, with just under half at A* - B, and three quarters A* – C.
As usual, this outstanding school and sixth form produced some fantastic individual performances. In particular, Charles Thomas achieved the coveted A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. While Holly Blyth, Lucy Clare, Owen Lawton, William Parr, Lara Robinson, Anna Shakles, Klaudia Snacka and Molly Sutherland were just some of the Chipping Campden students celebrating having achieved a raft of A* and A grades in subjects such as Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, History, Geography, Religious Studies, French, German, Spanish, Computing, Government and Politics, Media Film and TV Studies and the Extended Project.
Such strong results have ensured that the school’s top performers are able to take up their places at their first choice university. These range from students reading Materials Science at Oxford University, History and Natural Sciences at Durham University, Biochemistry, Modern Languages with European Studies, Politics and International Relations, all at the University of Bath, Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, English and Philosophy at the University of Bristol and Mathematics and German at Aberystwyth University, while others are looking to improve their initial offers having secured such high grades. Overall, around four in 10 of all Chipping Campden students typically going to Russell Group universities, compared with one in 10 nationally.
The school’s principal, John Sanderson, said, “I am extremely proud of all that our students have achieved again this year. So many have worked extremely hard and clearly thrived in such a stimulating and vibrant environment. I’m pleased that so many now have the qualifications and skills they need to go on to the next stage of their learning.” He also praised the dedication and commitment of staff and the support given by parents as he emphasised their contributions in ensuring so many students successfully negotiate these very demanding qualifications.