GCSE Exam results 2013
The pass rate this year for students achieving 5 A*- C including English and Maths grades was 55%.
The average points score per candidate was 490- this is a school record, beating our previous best ever year of 2011 by 12 points.
There were some truly outstanding performances: All of the following 12 students achieved 13 GCSE passes, at least 11 of them at A* or A.
The record this year goes to Josh Bryan, who achieved 11 A* passes, and 2 A passes
Toby Alfred-Jones, Phoebe Allsop, Josh Bryan, Ellie Coleman, Darcie Cowap, Hannah Dance, Josh Grover, Toby Horkan, Elizabeth Jessop, Evie Marlow, Gabriela Monteiro, and Molly O’Donnell
“This is a year’s results of which there is much to be proud. Once again, there have been many outstanding individual performances. We have named 12 students who have achieved at least 11 A* and A grades in their 13 GCSE passes. Their results contribute to our best-ever points score per candidate. However, the headline figure of students passing with 5 A8-C grades including English and Maths is no higher than last year’s, despite huge efforts to improve , particularly in English. However, this is the examination world we now live in, where it is increasingly hard to achieve a grade C pass in key subjects, especially English, Maths and Science. The key thing is that our students have done extraordinarily well in a tough exam season, and should feel hugely proud of their achievements. Once again, that achievement has been a collective effort, of all their teachers, in this school and previous schools, of parents and carers, but above all, the hard work of the students themselves, who have be a wonderful group to have in the school.”
First Year 7 students at St Benedict's.
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