GCSE Exam congratulations
31st August 2016

GCSE Examination Results

I would like to congratulate all of our students who sat their GCSE examinations this summer. Overall 76% of the students gained 5 or more A*C grades which equals last years best ever results for the school. Against a national picture that showed a decrease in the number of grades awarded at the higher levels, students at St. Joan's significantly outperformed the national figures. For all the examinations taken, 80.1% were awarded A*C grades (66.9% nationally) and 24.6% were awarded the highest grades of A*A (20.5% nationally). These are fantastic results for the students and they should be very proud, as we are, of their achievements.

One of the new performance measure to be published later this year is "Progress 8' which identifies a combination of the achievement and progress students make from joining the school until they take their examinations. Schools are awarded an overall score between '- 1.0' and '+ 1.0' where '0' is the average. The initial Progress 8 figure for St Joan's is 0.65, put more simply, 65% of the grades awarded at GCSE were one grade higher than expected which is again a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work of our students and staff.

Mr Sweeney