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 2016-2018

GCSE Examination Results 

 
GCSE Results 2016-2018
 
Year
No. of Candidates
% Grade A*- A / 9-7
Grade % A*- C / 9-4
2016
91
53.2
91.5
2017
94
61.1
94.5
2018
75
62.7
95.2

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Aggregated results from GCSE courses for the past three years (2016-2018)
 
Black = Summer 2018
Gold = 2016-2018

 

Subject A* / 9-7 A / 9
No. 
Entered
Art & Design 
14 14 14
21
22
23
Biology
28 32 32
81
146
155
Ceramics 
10 15 15
20
29
29
Chemistry 
26 32 32
107
146
155
Computer Science 3 4 4
3
4
4
DT 7 16 17
21
65
78
English
57 75 75
186
258
259
English Literature
53 75 75
164
259
260
Food & Nutrition
4 8 8
10
19
19
French
10 28 36
50
106
122
Geography
15 37 42
52
134
144
German
5 9 10
26
45
55
Greek
- - -
4
4
4
History 
16 26 28
73
128
142
Latin
11 12 12
33
42
43
Maths
46 74 75
195
258
260
Free Standing Maths
7 14 22
23
47
75
Music
2 3 3
7
14
14
Physics
27 32 32
116
149
155
Religious Studies
20 25 25
32
41
41
Science
22 41 43
42
90
105
Science: Additional
18 40 43
31
83
105
Spanish
11 24 26
42
83
90
Sport Studies 1 9 9
1
9
9
Textiles
16 16 16
52
56
56