Teenagers celebrated as they picked up their GCSE results at King’s School in Peterborough this morning.
There were plenty of good scores at the school, with 13 per cent of results being at the top Grade 9.
Nearly half (49 per cent) were awarded a Grade 7 or above, the equivalent of A/A*.
In previous years all schools’ and academies examination results were measured on how many students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Mathematics. Since 2016 schools and academies have been measured on how much progress their students make from their achievement at KS2 in Year 6 to when they complete their exams at the end of Year 11. The Progress 8 measure is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects and is a comparison of their progress against the progress of all other students nationally.
Headteacher of The King’s (The Cathedral) School, Darren Ayling said: ““We are very proud of our Year 11s’ success in the context of the reformed GCSEs this year.
“Given the demands of the new GCSEs, and of taking a wide range of challenging subjects, it is very pleasing indeed that very nearly half of all of the grades awarded at The King’s School were awarded at Grade 7 or above, the A/A* equivalent. At the very top end of the ability range, 13 per cent of all grades were awarded at Grade 9, which is a staggering testament to the hard work of those pupils. We are delighted by the success of all our Year 11s this year, but especially where that success has been hard won. As always, we are very grateful for the invaluable support our students have received from their families and from the staff at The King’s School. These are some impressive foundations for our Year 11s upon which to build their future careers.”