‘Gateways students celebrate terrific GSCE results!’
Gateways pupils, parents and staff are once again celebrating top GCSE results. Despite the challenges involved in switching to a new numerical grading system in most subjects, the students achieved remarkable results.
The new grade 9 is equivalent to an A** under the old grading system and is reserved for only the most successful of students. At Gateways, 57% of all grades were awarded at grade 7(A) or above which gives us great cause to celebrate! By comparison, the national figure of exams awarded these grades is just 21%.
Huge congratulations go to the Science Department whose students achieved resounding success in triple science with 95% of the grades awarded in Biology, Chemistry and Physics being grades 7-9 (A and above). Gateways is currently the only independent school in the local area to offer the triple science option at GCSE. Three pupils, Nadia Ditta, Lauren Falk and Suha Sohail achieved straight 9’s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics! Suha commented: “I’m completely overwhelmed with my results and so happy that all our hard work has paid off!”
As well as enjoying huge success in the sciences, Gateways pupils have also shown their fantastic ability in Latin. 100% of the grades awarded in Latin were 8(A*) or 9(A**). As a non-selective school, Gateways is incredibly proud to have achieved such terrific all-round success.
Headmistress, Dr Tracy Johnson, commented, “For a non-selective school, the headline grade statistics are impressive on their own, however our Value Added data for these results is in a different league altogether:
- Candidates averaged +10 grades above baseline across their subjects;
- One third of all candidates achieved Value Added scores of >15 grades above baseline across their subjects;
- On average, every examination result was graded +1 grade above baseline.
These scores mean that all candidates, regardless of their underlying ability, achieved 1 grade higher than baseline testing indicated in every single examination taken. That’s what small classes and high levels of individual attention can achieve. That’s the ‘Gateways touch’.”