GCSE results 2023

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GCSE results success once again for Gateways School

Pupils, parents and staff are celebrating at Gateways after achieving another fabulous set of GCSE results this year.

Almost a quarter of all GCSE grades were awarded at grades 8 or 9 which is the equivalent of A* under the previous grading system.

In addition to this, 51% achieved GCSEs at grade 7 and above compared to a national picture of just 22% of all entries being graded in this range.

The school’s internal analysis of its value-added data shows that a Gateways education has added 1.25 of a grade to every result for every single exam taken by this year’s cohort. This is up from 1 grade in 2022. This value-added data shows that the small class size model is very effective in maximising educational outcomes for pupils.  The fact that Gateways is a non-academically selective school makes these results even more outstanding.

The Head of Gateways School, Dr Tracy Johnson, shared her thoughts on this year’s results:  

“In a year when the attempt has been made to return grades to 2019 levels in England, it is not surprising that national headline figures have dipped slightly. However, the Upper 5 pupils at Gateways have risen to the challenge admirably and now nearly three quarters of the year group are looking forward to moving on to our Sixth Form with strong sets of GCSE results behind them. I am excited to work with them as they now focus on the subjects they excel at and enjoy.”