GCSE success for Kingswood Secondary Academy pupils
The unvalidated data indicates that there are encouraging signs of improvement in mathematics and science in particular, with English continuing to perform well. As a result, the number of students achieving both mathematics and English at a ‘standard’ pass level has risen to 43.3 per cent.
Whilst all the pupils have done remarkably well, there are eight that have particular cause to celebrate having collected large numbers of top grades. In terms of the new mathematics and English qualifications, Ricky Bhagat and Hannah Kingston achieved 8 and 9 grades in both of the new measures.
Andy Burton, Principal, said: “It is a difficult time to be interpreting and comparing the performance of students completing their GCSE and equivalent courses with the huge changes that have taken place to the exam system this year. However, in order to allow some comparison the government has defined a ‘standard’ GCSE pass with a level 4 or higher in English and Maths being the equivalent of last year’s C and higher. I am pleased to say that performance in English remains good where 60.4 per cent of students achieved a level 4 or higher in Language and/or Literature, and that there are encouraging signs of improvement in mathematics where 54 per cent of students now achieve a level 4 or higher compared to 49.5 per cent last year.
“I would like to thank the students and staff for their dedication and hard work, and of course our parents and the Greenwood Academies Trust for their continued support.”