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2017 Results Day – Information for Parents/Carers

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We are looking forward to GCSE Results Day, on Thursday 24 August, when students will find out their GCSE results.

This academic year has been one of significant change for schools with changes being made to the way GCSEs are assessed and graded. We have already updated parents/carers on these changes however just a reminder that:

In 2017 examination outcomes cannot be compared to previous years. This is due to:
More challenging GCSE examinations being introduced in English and mathematics.
The grading for these two subjects has changed, moving from an A*-G scale to a 9-1 scale. Grade 4 is considered a Standard Pass and Grade 5 a Strong Pass.

Therefore in view of such major changes it will be impossible to know if results in English and mathematics have gone up or down, nationally every school will be in the same position.

Further information on the new grading system can be found on the Department of Education website – look forward to seeing you all on results day.…/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon

Exam results

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Today has been a humbling experience as parents and carers joined their young people to collect results. I sit here tonight with the echo of parents and carers words informing me that their child had been told they would never achieve anything/they were to challenging/naughty and so much more. Yet by supporting each of them to believe in themselves, find courage to take chances with learning, feel our care and passion for them to reach their dreams, we know we have helped them achieve so much. Today, i feel proud, proud of our students, proud of our staff and so very thankful to parents and carers for their relentless support. Today has seen some really positive results amongst a very small cohort of students including English at Grade 5, Citizenship and PE Grade C, a plethora of level 2 BTEC’s and so much more. Dedication from all shows that every child really does matter.