There was a fantastic atmosphere today at The Beaconsfield School as students, parents, staff and governors celebrated the third year of increasing results. Last week saw the schools best ever results in the 6th Form and this has been replicated by Year 11. We are extremely pleased that the GCSE results have increased for the third year in succession. These increases are testimony to the commitment of the students, families and staff to release individuals potential. Each and every student deserves the results they have received and clearly shows that hard work, determination and resilience pays dividends in the end. We are extremely proud of the student’s achievements and they should be very proud of themselves in a year in which OFQUAL had said that examinations have been more difficult.
The headline figures are 62% 5+ A*-C including English and Maths. The English department achieved 81% A*-C of which 48% were A*-B grades, within the maths department 33% of all grades were A*-B, once again this is three years of consistent improvement.
Under the new government measure of progress 8 (average grade of the best 8 subjects) 38% of students gained a grade of A*-B and 68% achieved an average grade of C.
There were some excellent individual results in terms of the number A*- A grades but also in for students who have overcome considerable difficulties to do well. The gap between the performance of pupil premium students and non-pupil premium students has narrowed. As well as seeing outcomes improve for most learner groups.
Well done to all of you and see you in September for those returning. If you are not returning to us we wish you all the best for the future.