20th August 2020

GCSE Results 2020


St Aldhelm’s Academy is delighted to report strong results for our Year 11 pupils this year. Particular successes include Jamie Workman who achieved six Grade 9’s, 1 Distinction*, two grade 8’s and a grade 6, our highest attaining male student.  Yuri Kurbanov also achieved very highly securing two grade 8’s, a distinction*, a distinction, five grade 7’s and a grade 6.  Our highest achieving female was Elisha Wyatt-Brown who achieved one grade 8, an A* for Child Development, three grade 7’s, a distinction, a merit and two grade 5’s.  Maia Biles achieved a grade 8, two distinctions, two grade 7’s, three grade 6’s and a grade 4.  Ella Greene achieved a grade 9, a distinction*, four grade 7’s, two grade 6’s and a merit.  We are also very pleased with some of our EAL students who have done exceptionally well, some joining us with little English.  Special mention to Arash Mehrrostami who achieved a grade 9, a grade 7, two grade 5’s, a merit, four grade 4’s and a pass.  He joined us late in his secondary career and with no English at all.

Additionally, we are delighted to report improved results in the number of pupils achieving the crossover in English and Maths.  The percentage of students achieving a standard pass in both English and Maths increased by over 10% and the percentage of students achieving a strong pass in both English and Maths also improved by 10%.  Progress and attainment in both English and Maths improved this year.

Furthermore, we are very pleased to report strong outcomes in a range of subjects including English Language, Geography, History and Child Development.

Additionally, we are delighted to report that our progress 8 score is projected to be +0.75 which is an improvement on last year and continues to mark the ongoing upward trend in results at St Aldhelm’s Academy reflecting the positive progress pupils make at the academy.  The progress 8 score reflects the strong progress made by pupils across their eight best performing subjects and reflects the broad and balanced curriculum offered to all.

The academy followed a rigorous process for submitting centre assessed grades, meaning that no one teacher was ultimately responsible for deciding the achievement of their pupils. This included reviewing classwork, homework, non-examined coursework and mock exams prior to placing a pupil’ position in a rank order with others on the same grade for each subject.

Whilst we would have really wished for all pupils to have sat their examinations this year, the process for submitting centre assessed grades nationally was designed to be as fair as possible using a process that has never been attempted before. However, all of our pupils are able to progress onto Further Education and their grades will be as valid this year as previous ones. We know all of our pupils will continue to build on their success when they commence their courses in September.

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