Our pupils, students and staff work diligently across the GFM and we are very proud of the 2018 examination outcomes. The GFM are keen to ensure that everyone can achieve their very best academically and in-particular achieve within the core subjects. We are fully aware that the results are not what defines them and strive to ensure they have access to a full and varied educational programme so that a range of needs are met and interests can be pursued.
We are continually striving to improve these standards. Our most recent performance of KS2 SATS, GCSEs and A levels are outlined below.
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Gomer Junior have exceeded the national average, by 15%, with their end of KS2 SATs results. 79% of Gomer pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. All subjects have increased since last year with a noticeable improvement in Mathematics. With 93% of Gomer students achieving in Writing, 90% in Reading and 83% in Mathematics the school is delighted.
Bay House GCSE results are strong. Mathematics attainment continues to be outstanding with a pass rate of 76% at grades 9-4. Traditional academic subjects, also continue to excel, with above average pass rates in Biology, Physics, History and Mandarin (100% A*-C). Other key successes include PE, Dance, Textiles, Sociology, Religious Studies and Music. It is difficult to compare results to previous years, with the new reformed 9 to 1 grades. 70% of the students achieved a good pass in both English and Mathematics. 22% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. The English Baccalaureate refers to a combination of subjects which includes English language and literature, mathematics, the sciences, geography or history and a foreign language.
Brune Park GCSE results have seen a significant improvement in performance across all curriculum areas. This is against the picture of increased rigour of the reformed (9-1) GCSEs this year. The number of students achieving ‘strong’ passes (grade 5 or above) has improved most significantly with a 12% and 7% increase in English and Mathematics respectively. There was more than a 50% improvement in the students studying the separate sciences achieving a standard pass or higher: Biology (84%, Chemistry (84% and Physics (86%). More than 70% of students achieved a standard pass or better in Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Engineering, Food & Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Health & Social Care, IT User Skills, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Work Skills.
The Lord Wilson GCSE results has surpassed last year’s results by 40%. There has been a 40% improvement in English, 23% improvement in Mathematics and 25% in Ebacc. 75% of students achieved a grade in English Literature and 62% of students in English Literature. 86% of students achieved a grade in Mathematics and 100% in combined Science.
Bay House A level results sees us maintain last year’s record breaking results, with 90% of grades at A*- C and 67% at the highest A*- B grades. These outstanding results will allow approximately 90% of our students to achieve places at their first-choice university. Around 50% of our students will be the first in their family to go to university – a statistic that we are especially proud of. We are especially delighted this year to have a record number of 8 students securing Oxbridge places. Additionally, students who joined us with relatively modest GCSE results have achieved some absolutely outstanding A Level results. We think these results will make our Sixth Form one of the highest achieving state sixth forms in the country.
Congratulations to the pupils and students on their many successes; our thanks to parents/carers for supporting them and also to our dedicated teams who support the youngsters in many ways. We recognise that against a national picture of reformed GCSEs with their increased rigour, that the secondary results are quite exceptional and reflect the hard work of many in achieving them. There are countless individuals who have achieved personal successes across the GFM for which they are very proud, as we are of them.