Examination Results

GCSE Examination Statement

 
Curriculum Reform
 
We have now reached the end of a range of unprecedented curriculum reforms at both GCSE and A-Level. All GCSE specifications have now been re-written to be more rigorous, and coursework in many subjects has been reduced or removed altogether. The other major change to these reformed GCSEs is the new grading scale of 9-1.
 
This change is being made to allow for greater differentiation between pupils at the higher grades, as well as raising the bar as to what a good pass is; under the old system a good pass was a C, but now the Department for Education (DfE) has made a clear distinction between a standard (4) and strong (5) pass under the new grading scale.

GCSE Results - August 2018

Students Enjoy Great Success in New GCSE Qualifications - August 2018

National fears over tougher new GCSEs were dispelled at Newcastle-under-Lyme School as the school celebrated a stunning set of exam results with almost 30% of all grades achieving the new Grade 9/A** result. The School increased its top grade performance despite claims that the new GCSE would be more demanding securing a very impressive 62.2% grade 7-9 or A**-A pass rate.
 
Former Headmaster, Nick Vernon, was delighted and commented, "These results are superb and a wonderful testimony to the hard work of the pupils and our dedicated staff team. To have almost 2 out of every 3 entries securing an A**-A or Grade 7-9 is a fantastic achievement. Furthermore, it is only fair to give praise to Eleanor Burnham, Sidonie Coker, Freya Edwards, Emma Li, Rebecca McCabe and Nikhita Nachiappan who secured a perfect sweep on grade 9s and A*s which is quite exceptional".

 
 
 
New Headmaster, Michael Getty, who takes up his post in September, was also present on the day and echoed Mr Vernon’s sentiments adding, "This year group has done incredibly well. The number of top grades secured is very high and it is spread right across the board from subjects as diverse as Art to Latin and the Sciences. In Chemistry over 81% of all grades were at grade 7-9, with this being even higher in Physics at 84% and 88% in Biology. The same success has been seen in Art, 89% and Latin at 92%. This year group is now placed incredibly well as it moves towards Sixth Form and A-level study to reach for the stars once more."
 
 
Examination Results - August 2018
 

GCSE Results 2015-2017

GCSE Examination Results 

 
GCSE Results 2015-2017
 
Year
No. of Candidates
% Grade A*- A
Grade % A*- C
2015
87
55.6
91.6
2016
91
53.2
91.5
2017
94
61.1
94.5

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Aggregated results from GCSE courses for the past three years (2015-2017)
 
Black = Summer 2017
Gold = 2015-2017

 

Subject A* A B C
No. 
Entered
Art & Design 
6 1 1 0 9
11
2
2
0
16
Biology
10
19 22 7 61
30
42
57
28
179
Ceramics 
7 1 4 0 12
16
6
8
0
30
Chemistry 
26 17 10 5 61
72
43
32
17
179
DT
1 7 11 10 29
4
15
25
20
81
English
31 39 20 4 94
84
104
61
19
271
English Literature
14 43 31 6 94
62
96
85
26
271
Food & Nutrition
2 2 0 2 6
3
5
4
6
18
French
11 9 5 12 41
38
30
20
29
132
Geography
6 10 21 13 54
25
34
46
28
141
German
5 7 7 1 24
10
16
15
9
59
Greek
3 1 0 0 4
3
1
0
0
4
History 
13 22 15 5 58
38
43
47
27
175
Latin
12 3 3 1 19
24
9
8
6
49
Maths
51 33 8 1 94
117
93
44
16
272
Free Standing Maths
0 12 4 3 26
0
36
16
8
84
Music
0 1 2 0 3
1
6
5
2
14
Physics
33 14 6 5 61
83
48
23
15
179
Religious Studies
2 5 3 0 10
7
12
4
2
26
Science
5 8 8 6 33
14
19
24
18
93
Science: Additional
3 7 5 8 33
6
15
21
24
93
Spanish
7 12 8 10 38
12
27
25
24
102
Textiles
8 0 0 0 8
36
7
4
0
47