GCSE Success for St John's Pupils
In the first year in which all subjects studied at St John’s have been graded on the 9-1 grade system, implemented to allow greater distinction between top performing candidates, a quarter of grades received by St John’s pupils are at the demanding grade 9 level and over three quarters of results are grade 7-9 (the equivalent to A grade and above).
Within these strong overall results, some outstanding departmental performances include nearly 50% of English language grades received being a 9, history receiving nearly three quarters of grades at an 8 or 9 and 80% of GCSE mathematics grades being at 7-9.
Rowena Cole, The Head of St John’s, commented: “I am delighted to see this hard working year group demonstrate their ability to respond positively to the challenge the new grading system provides across the curriculum. We are passionate about sparking intellectual curiosity and a love for learning in its broadest sense. This equips our pupils with skills they need not only to succeed in their GCSEs and move confidently onto A level courses but also to prepare them for life beyond school.”
Amongst many individual successes, standout performances include Jess and Sophie-Rose, who received ten and nine grade 9s respectively while on a fantastic St John’s hockey and netball tour to South Africa, and Mikey who rounded off a summer of athletics success, during which he won two county triple jump titles, silver at the Southern England Championships and earned his first England vest, with eight grade 9s.
The pupils will now progress into the St John’s Sixth Form to study A levels and the School looks forward to welcoming them, along with new joiners to the Sixth Form, back to school in September.