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GCSE results put us amongst top schools in Essex

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

  • Positive Progress 8 figure for 4th year in a row at +0.4, outstanding!

  • Percentage of students achieving grades 9-5 in both English & Mathematics has increased by 5% over last year.

  • Extremely strong performances in several subjects, including Science, French, Performing Arts, Religious Studies, Financial Studies, Business Studies and Child Development.

  • Vast increase in the numbers of students achieving top grades, with over 50 grade 9’s and 61 Distinction* or A* grades. Our Most Able progress score is +0.55 meaning our students achieved over half a grade more than national average.

  • 99%+ pass rate overall.

  • Several exceptional individual student Progress 8 scores.


Year 10 Mia gains Top Grade 9 in Italian.


Individual Student Successes

Cerys Anderson (Grade 9’s in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Religious Studies, Grade 8 in French, A* in Financial Studies and grade 6 in English)


Jamie Rashbrook (Grade 9’s in Mathematics, Combined Science, History, Geography and Religious Studies, grade 8 in English, grade 7 in French and A* in Financial Studies)


Oliver Rivers (Grade 9’s in Mathematics, Combined Science, Geography, French and Religious Studies, grade A in Financial Studies, Distinction* in Media Studies and grade 6 in English)


Eden Pennycott (Grade 9’s in Combined Science, History and Religious Studies, Grade 8’s in French and Mathematics, Double Distinction* in Art and A* in Financial Studies. Eden has also achieved Grade B at A Level in Creative Writing)


Kate Frost (Grade 9+ in Mathematics, Grade 9’s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Religious Studies, Grade 8’s in Computer Science and History, Grade 7 in English, Grade 6 in Astronomy, Distinction* in Engineering and grade A* in Financial Studies. Kate has therefore achieved 5 individual science subjects, and also achieved Grade A in AS Level Mathematics)


Neve Willsmer-Dean (Grade 9 in Religious Studies, Grade 8’s in English, Combined Science, History and French, Grade 6 in Mathematics, Distinction in Music Technology and Grade A in Financial Studies)


Emily Gallagher (Grade 9 in Biology and Religious Studies, Grade 8’s in Mathematics and Geography, Grade 7’s in English, Chemistry and Physics, Grade 6 in Spanish and grade A* in Food & Cookery and Financial Studies)


Several students, including Emily Gallagher, Daisy Hogger, James Rashbrook, Luke Salvidge, Jake Stockbridge and Nadine Warner, have achieved a minimum of +2 Progress 8, ie: +2 grades above their expected outcomes across the board – a remarkable achievement.


Principal Joan Costello said: “I am absolutely delighted to see the continued successes of our students at GCSE, particularly following on from the excellent outcomes at Key Stage 5 last week. I would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students on their well-deserved results, which are testament to their hard-work, dedication and commitment. These results are particularly pleasing as this cohort had an extremely difficult start to their Year 11, but have shown great tenacity, support and community spirit to overcome adversity and achieve these outstanding results. Well done to everyone.”

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