Exam Success – Summer 2017
GCSE Results Headteacher’s Statement
Thursday 24th August 2017
We are delighted to congratulate our hard working and committed class of 2017 on their GCSE examination results and our dedicated staff who have worked so tirelessly to ensure as many pupils as possible achieve the very best results they can. We would also like to thank parents and governors for their continued support.
It is very difficult if not impossible to make direct comparisons with previous years due to the significant difference between the new 9 -1 examinations and the increased rigour in grades associated to the legacy A* – G examinations. However, our initial analysis does suggest that our pupils have made significant improvements in their achievement in Maths and in particular English and in a number of other subjects where performance appears strong.
This summer sees the first awards of the new grade 9, in GCSE English language, English literature and maths. A Grade 9 is designed to recognise the very highest performing students across the whole of the country (top 2% of pupils in English and the top 3% of pupils in maths). We are extremely proud that three of our pupils have achieved the prestigious Grade 9; with Ambar Siddique and Junaid Ahmed achieving Grade 9 in Maths and Olivia Lo–Giudice achieving a Grade 9 in English.
Headteacher Mount Carmel RC High School