Congratulations to our 2019 Year 11 cohort on their fantastic set of GCSE results. We are very proud of them all and the results reflect their hard work and dedication and that of their highly skilled and committed teachers and all other staff.
As always, there were some exceptional individual performances with one student achieving grade 9s in all of her subjects! Eight students achieved a remarkable grade 9 in both English and maths.
Three students achieved grade 9s in the EBACC suite of subjects (English, maths, science, humanities and languages)!
With regard to the EBACC qualification, 133 students (41.7%) achieved a grade 5 in all five subjects and 54.5% of students achieved a standard pass in this suite of subjects; both of which are our best ever results.
When compared to national averages, the vast majority of subjects exceeded national results at both %9-7 and %9-5 grade boundaries.
Overall, 13% of students achieved Grade 9 in maths, 3% achieved a Grade 9 in English Literature and 2% achieved a Grade 9 in English Language and many more grade 9s were celebrated across all subjects.
In Science a total of 65 grade 9s were achieved across Double Science, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
Thirty nine students achieved 5 grade 8s or equivalent across a range of subjects (equivalent to the old A* grade).
In terms of overall performance, we are proud to report that 73% of students achieved a standard pass in English and maths (grade 4 or above) and a remarkable 60% achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in these two core subjects – another best ever result for Rushey Mead.
This is an outstanding set of results, especially considering the increased level of challenge and changes introduced at GCSE, and the move to a 9-1 grading system in the last three years. This is a testament to the enthusiasm, ambition and sheer hard work of our students and staff, and unwavering support from parents.
Many of our students have so successfully balanced their academic studies with wide-ranging participation in the arts and sport, including competing at national level, this is an absolute credit to them.
Congratulations to our 2019 cohort. We wish you all the best for the future.
Remember #Rushey123 – Be Kind, Work Hard, Develop Your Whole Self