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Celebrating success: GCSE results day 2018

As students across the country receive their GCSE results, we'll be updating this page to celebrate free school success.

Dixons Trinity Academy,  opened in 2012, celebrate outstanding results today. The school, the first secondary free school to be judged Ofsted Outstanding in every area in 2014, has over 50% of students from the five poorest wards in Bradford; the proportion of students eligible for support through the pupil premium is high and over a fifth receive SEND support. Last year, Dixons Trinity's first full GCSEs saw their Progress 8 score (+1.23) place them 8th nationally.  This summer, the second set of GCSE results have outperformed last year: 

  • 85% of students received a grade 4 or above in English and mathematics 
  • 70% of students received a grade 5 or above in English and mathematics
  • 32% of students received a grade 7 or above in English and mathematics
  • 54% of students received a grade 5 or above in EBaac
  • 23% of students received a grade 7 or above in 8 or more subjects
  • 44% of all grades are 7 or above - 22% above the expected national average
  • One student, who receives the pupil premium, achieved grade 9s - the top grade possible - in every subject

Elsewhere in the Dixons Trust, students at Dixons Kings Academy celebrate another excellent set of results, including 61% of students achieving a grade 5 or above in English and maths; 83% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths; 46% achieving a grade 5 or above in the Ebacc

The school also celebrate one student who achieved a grade 9 in all subjects he studied.

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Pupils at Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School (TIBHS) are celebrating today after 90% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths and 75% achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths.  

44% of TIBHS’ Year 11 cohort achieved the EBacc, which is awarded to pupils who achieve grades 9-5 in English and Maths, two Sciences, a modern foreign language plus either History or Geography. It’s expected that these results will see TIBHS maintain a position in the top 1% of schools nationally for both progress and attainment, when league tables are published in November.

Majid Ditt, Principal, said: “I’m incredibly proud of Year 11 and all that they have achieved. These outcomes really are exceptional and are a reflection of the hard work, commitment and sacrifice by all parties involved, including teachers, parents and, most importantly, the boys themselves".

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Reach Academy Feltham celebrate a second set of fantastic results. After getting the 16th best results in the country last year, the school has again performed impressively, with 52% of pupils achieving the new English Baccalaureate and in the first year of new 1-9 grades, 26% of pupils achieved five 7-9 grades including English and maths

Other fantastic results include:

  • 84% of pupils got a grade 4 or above in English and maths
  • 72% of pupils achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths
  • 34% of all GCSE exams scored an A* or A

 Secondary Headteacher, Rebecca Cramer, said: “We are delighted with our second set of results. I would like to congratulate our pupils on their hard work and thank their teachers and parents for their support”.  

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The West London Free School celebrate another terrific set of GSCE results today.

  • 65% of students achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths
  • 79% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths
  • 35% of all grades received are grade 7 or above, including 20% grades 8-9 and 7% grade 9

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King's Leadership Academy Warrington celebrate a set of fantastic results, including 89% students achieving grade 4 or above in English & maths and 65% achieving grade 5 or above in English & maths. The school also celebrated as 35% achieved grade 7 or above in English, 32% achieved grade 7 or above in maths and 21% achieved grade 7 or above in 5+ subjects.

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Cheadle Hulme High School in Stockport celebrate the best GCSE results for maths and English for state schools in the whole borough. Six students notched up six or more grade 9s with Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) head girl Emily Lord achieving a clean sweep of grade 9s. 33% all CHHS grades are 7 or above, 67% of students achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths, with 83% achieving a grade 4 or above in both subjects

Linda Magrath, CHHS headteacher, said: “Yet again our students have lived up to our high expectations and achieved wonderful GCSE results. Their hard work, alongside the dedication of all the staff here, has paid off and we are so proud of them all.

“It is our continued belief that for so many years there simply hasn’t been a level playing field for students who are educated in the state sector. As Cheadle Hulme High School shows, that ‘norm’ is being challenged every day and results like these show we are swiftly narrowing the gap.”

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Holyport College, opened in 2014 with the support of Eton College, celebrated their second set of GCSE results today.  

  • 33% of all results were grade 7 or above 
  • 57% of students secured grade 4 or above in the English Baccalaureate
  • 49% of students secured grade 5 or above in the English Baccalaureate

Acting Head Master, Ben McCarey, said: “We are delighted with the achievements of all of our students this year: those who achieved the top grades and equally those who gave their all to gain excellent grades at all levels. This has been a hugely challenging year for any student taking their GCSEs: there have been many uncertainties with the reformed qualifications and this has only added to the stress faced by young people in preparing for these important exams. It is therefore extremely gratifying to see that, despite these uncertainties, students have been rewarded with the grades they deserve for all of their hard work. These results are testament to their efforts, to the support of their parents and carers and to the tireless work of the whole staff team here at the College.”

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Bedford Free School, opened by a group of teachers in 2012, is celebrating its best ever set of GCSE results today. Students at the school have achieved well above national averages, even though they attained below national averages before joining BFS, including: 

  • 66% achieved a grade 4 or above in both English & Maths 
  • 42% achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Maths
  • over 80% achieved a grade 4 or above in at least two sciences
  • 46% of our pupils achieved grade 4 in the English Baccalaureate, significantly above the national average

Stuart Lock, Executive Principal said: “We are delighted with these results, both in terms of how individuals have done, and how the school has performed overall. In a time of exam change, with tougher GCSEs coming in, to see standards rise so significantly across almost every subject is quite an achievement for everyone. 

“This is an important milestone on our journey to becoming one of the best schools in the country. This is evidence that our unique offer at BFS - our smaller size, longer day, very firm standards of discipline, and collaborative culture – make such a huge difference.

“Today is testament to the hard work and dedication of the brilliant staff team at BFS, combined with the determination, resilience and industry of our departing pupils. Staff and pupils have really embraced the motto of the school, to ‘go the extra mile’”

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Greenwich Free School celebrate another stellar set of GCSE results today, with year on year outcomes improving once again. The results include 24% of all grades 7 or above, as well as 73% achieving grade 4 or above in English and maths, and 51% achieving grade 5 or above in English and maths.

Headteacher, Rhys Spiers, said: "We are absolutely delighted with pupils’ results today and this is testament to all their hard work and to the support from parents, teachers and governors. To improve further on the exceptional outcomes from last year is a wonderful achievement for all concerned and sets our pupils up well for post-16 education”.

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Oasis Academy Southbank celebrate their first set of GCSE results. Carly Mitchell, Principal, said: "Our founding cohort have done us proud. The hard work, effort and tireless commitment has paid off and we are celebrating their success. A huge thank you from me to all our families, staff and above all students. We were humbled when Ofsted commented ‘the Academy is a place where no child is left behind’ Ofsted 2015. These results are a testament to that comment. I am incredibly proud of every single one of them". Of the results, perhaps the most interestin is that Pupil Premium students have outperformed non-Pupil Premium students. Other headlines include:

  • 93% grade 4 or above in English
  • 73% grade 5 or above in English
  • 86% grade 4 or above in maths
  • 66% grade 5 or above in maths
  • 69% achieved the EBacc

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RET King’s School in Hove celebrates an exceptional first set of GCSE results today, with the average grade a 5, and 40% of all grades were at grade 6 or above and 10% of all grades were the prestigious top grades 8 and 9.

The school’s Headteacher, Sarah Price, said: "“I am absolutely thrilled with this year’s outstanding GCSE results. Our founding cohort have done us proud with their commitment, resilience and belief and I share in their delight as they celebrate their successes today. RET King’s School has a very bright future; and we look forward to continuing to serve the City as we move into our permanent accommodation next summer.” 

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East London Science School also celebrate their first ever GCSE results today, with 69% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths and 28% achieving the EBacc. 

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IES Breckland celebrate as their results continue to go from strength to strength, with 62% achieving a grade 4 or above in both English and mathematics and 34% achieving a grade 5 or above in both subjects .

The school is particularly proud of the progress made by disadvantaged students, who for the second consecutive year is superb – leading to outcomes comparable to those achieved by all students at the school.

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The Seckford Foundation Free Schools Trust celebrate today, as students at the three free schools achieved fantastic results.

  • At Beccles Free School, 67% achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths. David Lees, Headteacher, said: “Congratulations to our students on another year of excellent progress and strong achievements in core academic subjects, which has produced our best ever set of GCSE results".
  • At Ixworth Free School, 62% achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths. Mark Barrow, Headteacher, said: “It is great to see that students of all abilities have achieved better than expected progress. Students should be extremely proud of their hard work, particularly in traditional academic subjects like triple science where all candidates achieved a grade 7 or above."
  • At Saxmundham Free School, 63% achieved a grade 4 or above in English and maths. David Lees, Headteacher, said: “It has been another year of fantastic progress for our Year 11 students, who should be very proud of themselves. The achievement in traditional academic subjects is a reflection of our students’ hard work, the commitment of our teachers and support of our parents.”

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