Examination Results

GCSE Examination Results Summer 2018

Students at St Birinus School are celebrating a superb set of GCSE results with boys at the school making fantastic progress and achieving a host of excellent grades.

The figure of 69% of students achieving at least a grade 4 (the equivalent of a C grade) in English and Maths is highly impressive within the context of boys’ achievement nationally.

75% of boys achieved at least a grade 4 in English and 74% secured at least a grade 4 in Maths.

At Grade 5 and above, students did brilliantly with 63% successful in English and 56% in Maths. At the very top grades, 24% of all grades in English and 25% in Maths were 7 or above, with 12% grades 8-9 in English and 17% in Maths.

In addition, 64% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in English and Maths and three other subjects – the measure of 5 “good” passes.

In summary, for the 137 students in the cohort:

  • 75% of students gained a grade 4 or above in English
  • 74% of students gained a grade 4 or above in Maths
  • 24% of students gained a grade 7, 8 or 9 in English
  • 25% of students gained a grade 7, 8 or 9 in Maths
  • 100% of students gained at least 1 pass

Progress measures are extremely strong and demonstrate the progress made by all students within the year group.  The average total attainment 8 grade is 47.5 – again well above the national average for boys in 2017 – and the average attainment 8 grade is 4.7. 

In addition to the “new” number grades they also achieved a large number of A* and A grades – very well done to them all.

Students and staff have worked incredibly hard to produce these impressive results and they are all to be congratulated. There are many students who have achieved the very top grades and others who have fulfilled their potential or overcome significant challenges to achieve grades which they richly deserve. We are very proud of them all and wish them well for their futures, either studying at Didcot Sixth Form or elsewhere.  We would also like to thank their parents and carers for their ongoing support of their sons and the school. These results are further confirmation of the strength of our school and the quality of the broad, all-round education which we provide for students of all abilities and backgrounds.

We are very proud of our Year 11 of 2018 and thank them for their contribution to St Birinus School.

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