GCSE Exam Results 2017
As Headteacher of Prendergast Vale School (PVS), I am delighted to inform you that our Year 11 students have achieved an excellent set of GCSE results for this year.
60% of our Year 11 students achieved a grade 4 or higher in both English and maths.
20% of all grades achieved were A*s or As.
39% of all students achieved the Ebacc.
These headline results represent an improvement in achievement when compared to the strong results from last year's GCSE groups.*
Notable achievements include:
- Student AD with 7A*s and 3As
- Student BA and student JW with 6A*s and 2As
- Student JW with 7A*s and 2As
- Student AD with 6A*s and 1A
- Student EB with 5A*s and 4As
- Student OT with 4A*s and 4As
We are particularly pleased for those students who achieved top marks in the “reformed GCSEs”. These results reflect our commitment for reaching the very highest academic standards. A special mention must go to students EB and JW for achieving grade 9s in both English and maths. Six students achieved a grade 9 in English and five students achieved a grade 9 in maths. One student who achieved a grade 9 in English literature commented.
“I am so pleased about this. Our teachers tell us about the importance of working hard, but now I understand. My mum is not going to believe this.”
These results reflect the hard work and dedication of our students throughout the year. I would like to pass on my thanks to our parents and carers who have supported their young people during this year of major change. These results would not have been possible without the strong partnership that exists between the students, school and the parents. As a result of this, our students have a firm foundation from which they can pursue further studies. On behalf of all the staff of PVS, we are very proud of our students’ achievements and wish them the very best of luck in meeting all their personal and professional aspirations.
Mr D Kamya
*Due to changes in the examination system professional and regulatory organisations have advised against making direct comparisons with last years' results.
** Grade 9 is reserved for those students who achieve the very best marks in GCSE English and maths exams and is more difficult to achieve than the previous top grade, A* grade.