St Peter’s GCSE Exam Results 2017
St Peter’s students are once again celebrating their excellent GCSE results. Chair of Governors Bindu Arjoon said “we are delighted that our focus on outstanding teaching and learning continues to provide strong results for students, enabling them to build foundations for exciting and aspirational futures.”
Initial analysis indicates that at least 77% of students achieved the new harder to achieve 9-4 grading in English and Maths.
Early information suggests St Peter’s have performed well above the national expectation of students gaining the new top grade of 9 for both English Language (5.2% compared to 2.2% nationally) and Maths (6% compared to 3.5% nationally). Other GCSE subjects continue to be measured with the A*- G system. Significant successes also came in A*- A grades in Physics with 57%, A* – A grades in Biology 53% and A* – A Chemistry 47%. Drama, Music, Statistics and ICT also appear to have fared extremely positively and we look forward to further comparative data.
Exceptional progress has been made by many students, amongst the students making the most notable progress are Bella McNaughton, Merlin Shinu, Maddy King, Martha Lloyd, Charlotte Leclerc, Lily Conlin, Veronica Thurburn, Emily Raybould and Felicity Bowman.
Some of the other stories of success are:
Elliot Thomas – 6 A*s and 2 A’s plus a Distinction in ICT, Level 9 in Maths and high grades in English.
Luca Barada – 8 A*s and Level 9 and 8 for English with a Distinction in ICT.
Ellie Southard – 4 A*s and 4 A’s, along with Level 9 in both English and Maths as well as a Distinction in ICT.
Hannah Redman – 1 A* and 7 A’s, along with Level 8 in Maths and 8 in English with a Distinction in ICT.
Headteacher Phil Randall said, “I am so pleased for the students, their parents, carers and the staff. GCSE’s are always a challenge but this year has seen so many additional challenges with significant changes in what is being studied and the new even harder grading system. Therefore what has been achieved at St Peter’s is even more encouraging. The results reflect the fantastic commitment of our staff who work closely in partnership with our students, parents, carers and governors. Our relentless focus on teaching and learning and building the resilience of our students continues to improve their experiences and outcomes.”
St Peter’s Church of England VA School, Exeter