Examination Results 2018
"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."
Students at this outstanding academy were celebrating another impressive set of results having successfully navigated the introduction of the new GCSE’s.
Matilda De Sa and Amy Jensen were overjoyed having both achieved the new gold standard grade 9 in six subjects with grade 8’s and 7’s in the rest. Equally thrilled, were William Debretton-Gordon, Cameron Davies, Francesca Willin and Isobel Seaward who were among those who achieved grades 9 – 7 in all eleven of their GCSE subjects, with the latter two students also achieving an A and B respectively in AS Level Philosophy and Ethics. Emily Bissett, Matthew Lear, Tyler Morgan, Alice Reast and Matthew Ross also excelled in the new GCSE exams earning a string of 9 – 7 grades across a wide range of subjects, with Harry Brenchley identified as one of the highest performing students in the country (top 1%) in GCSE Further Maths. In total, almost a quarter of all students (23%) in Year 11 gained between 5 and 12 top GCSE grades.
With new GCSE qualifications deliberately designed to be more demanding than the previous GCSEs, and the roll out of the new grading system that runs from 9 – 1 rather than A* – G, detailed comparisons with previous years are difficult to draw. However, over half (52%) of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ (ie a grade 5 or above) in English and Maths, an increase of 7% from 2017 and well in excess of the 39.6% average for schools in England in 2017. Similarly, there were impressive performances in Science with almost four out of five students (77%) achieving at least two ‘standard’ passes (ie grade 4 or above) and well over half (57%) achieving at least two ‘strong’ passes. In addition, there were exceptional performance in Humanities (Geography, History and Religious Studies) with over 80% of entries being awarded a ‘standard pass’ and nearly 70% gaining a ‘strong pass’. In terms of Modern Foreign Languages, not only do significant numbers choose to learn a language with three options to choose from (French, German and Spanish) but achievement continues to be impressive, with 84% of language grades being a ‘standard pass’ and over two thirds being a ‘good pass’.
Beyond the ‘Ebacc subjects’, there were excellent performances particularly in the creative arts where large numbers of students had opted for GCSEs in Music, Art, Dance and Drama. Nine out of ten students (90%) entered achieved a ‘standard pass’ and over three quarters (78%) achieved 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, particularly with the introduction of 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”.
GCSE RESULTS DOCUMENTS
Key Perfomance Indicators
End of Key Stage 4 - Summer 2018
Progress 8 Score: 0.22
Attainment 8 Score: 51.72
Percentage of Students with Strong Pass (Grade 5 or above) in English & Maths: 53%
Percentage of Pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate: 23.9%
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 latest 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, Takaya Hemley achieved the coveted A* grades in History and Government and Politics, along with A grades in Maths and Biology. While Virginia Thomas-Pickles, Samuel Grimshaw, Jacob Ryan, Joseph Brown, Amelia Jasinski and Harvey Simpson 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, Physics, English Literature, History, Geography, Sociology, French, Economics, Religious 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 Geography at Durham University, History and Mathematics at Warwick University, French and Spanish at Southampton University, Geo-Physics at Bristol University, Engineering at Glasgow, 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.
A Level Results Documents