It was smiles all around as our first ‘Free School’ cohort collected their GCSE results. Pupils worked incredibly hard to achieve the results, reflecting the commitment of both the pupils and their teachers.
The Head, Mrs Gammon, was delighted to see 28% of pupils gain at least five 9-7 grades in their GCSEs, an increase of 5% compared to last year. This is an excellent achievement considering the increased difficulty of the new GCSE subjects.
Overall 29.5% of results were awarded 9-7 grades, 69.4% were awarded 9-5 grades and 86.4% were awarded 9-4 grades. 91.4% of pupils gained at least 5 grades 9-4. All of these are an increase on the results from August 2018 and significantly above the national figures for August 2018.
It was especially pleasing to see the English and Mathematics results. 94% of pupils passed English at a grade 4 and above, 87% of pupils passed Mathematics at a grade 4 and above and 85% of pupils passed both English and Mathematics at a grade 4 and above. At grade 5 and above, 83% achieved this measure in English and 59% achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics. These are all predicted to be significantly above national figures.
Art, Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Geography, Latin, Physics, Combined Science and Ethics and Philosophy all achieved 85% and above in the grade 9-4 measure, with Art, Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Latin, Physics and Combined Science all gaining above 80% in the grade 9-5 measure. Art, Further Mathematics, Latin, Physical Education and Ethics and Philosophy all achieved above 40% 9-7 grades with Biology achieving 72.4%, Chemistry achieving 75.9% and Physics achieving 93.1% in this measure.
Particularly pleasing were the results for Art and Ethics and Philosophy. Art achieved 45% 9-7 grades, 83% 9-5 grades and 93% 9-4 grades with Ethics and Philosophy achieving 46% 9-7 grades, 85% 9-5 grades and 92% 9-4 grades.
We are delighted that the hard work and commitment of our pupils has been rewarded with such excellent results.
Many of our pupils are returning to QEGS for their Sixth Form education. We also look forward to enrolling external students over the next two days. For more information about the Sixth Form, please telephone 01254 686300 or visit www.qegsblackburn.com/sixth to apply online.
We wish all our pupils well for the next stage of their education.