Malet Lambert is once again celebrating a good set of GCSE exams results, which delighted pupils collected this morning.
Results showed that our Maths and English combined percentage is an improvement on last year on both grades 4+ and 5+.
Our Progress8 score, which shows the progress pupils make from the end of primary school to the end of Year 11, is expected to increase and be positive for the fourth consecutive year.
Head of School, Mr Sprakes, is thrilled with our pupils’ achievements.
He said, “I am immensely proud of the hard work from our pupils and staff, on achieving a really positive set of results across the board.
“Our EBacc offer continues to be an area of strength, underpinned by another fantastic set of results for languages.
“The majority of subjects continue to improve despite the well-publicised changes to specifications, which is testament to the thorough planning and delivery from our staff."
Pupils received some truly wonderful individual results. Almost 10% of our pupils secured a grade 9.
Stevie Birch achieved grade 9 in Maths, Chemistry and Physics, plus a clutch of further results at grade 8, 7 and 6.
She said, “I expected some of these results because I had done well in my mocks, so I was hoping to repeat that.
“I’m going to Wyke College to study science subjects. Hopefully, I’ll be going for a meal with my family later to celebrate.”
George Khan found school revision sessions most helpful when studying for his GCSEs and is very pleased with his grade 9s in Maths and Physics, and grade 8s in Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science.
He said, “The revision sessions leading up to the exams, especially ‘Get Exam Ready’, were really helpful - particularly with my English.
“Staff themselves were great and even on the day of exams were helping us go over subject content – even the basic stuff.
“I’m not set on a career path yet but I’d like to work in maths or computing, so I’m studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at Wyke College.”
Another pupil heading to Wyke College is Rachel Duong, whose pre-results nerves melted away when she collected her grades this morning.
She said, “I was incredibly nervous before I got here today, but I’m so happy now. I expected worse, so I’m really pleased.
“My best grades were grade 9 in Chemistry, Art and Geography.
“I’m not studying Chemistry at A level, I’m doing Biology and Physics, but I got grade 7 and 8 in those so I’m happy.
“I’m still contemplating my career but I’m looking at engineering or something to do with science.”
Read more about results in The Voice Newsletter - Results Edition 2019.