Congratulations to Year 11 on your GCSE results. We were delighted that the vast majority of students achieved results which will enable them to go on to the next stage of their education – college, sixth form, apprenticeships or training. You were a super year group and we wish you well!
There were some outstanding results in English this year with 100% passing both the English Language and the English Literature GCSEs. Though we had high expectations of them, the amount of students achieving the very top grades was astounding: 58% A*-A grades in Language and 41% A*-A grades in Literature. There were similar results in Maths and Science with Maths A*-A grades rising by 33% on 2013 results and a record number of students achieving A*-A grades in the three Sciences. Over the whole year group 87% of those entered achieved 2 or more Science grades.
There were further good results across a range of subjects with Art, Business Studies, Media, Dance, R.E. and Child development doing particularly well. The staff at Farringdon worked incredibly hard to help students achieve these results and it is the strong partnership between the school, the students and parents that has made these successes possible.
Ours in an inclusive school and I am delighted that all students achieved at least one GCSE pass with 85% achieving at least five A*-G grades.
GCSE examinations have been made a lot harder for students and we will continue to “go the extra mile” to help students succeed and to that end we are developing learning skills in our lessons from Year 7 through to Year 11. Our new curriculum helps students develop resilience, resourcefulness and the ability to reflect on their progress and their learning.
I wish our students all the very best for this year and hope that they will be able to follow in the footsteps of last year’s Year 11 – a wonderful group of young people.
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