Results

Sharnbrook Academy GCSE Results 2017

Congratulations to our students who have gained some excellent results again this year.

25.5% of GCSE qualifications were graded A or A*, with 77.6% grades A*-C

81 students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades

48 students achieved 8 or more A*/A grades. 

In the first year of the reformed English and maths qualifications students acquitted themselves admirably, with results well in excess of national outcomes.

Overall more than three-quarters of students (78%) achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and maths, with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass.  This is up on the equivalent proportion last year, when the old Grade C was still in place.  It is also well above this year’s national average of 66%.

Some 87% achieved at least a 4 in English (well above the national average of 72%), and 75% achieved at least a 5, or “strong pass”, in the subject.  In maths, it was 82% (again, well above the national average of 69%) and 55% respectively.

The grades of Sharnbrook students across eight key subjects also rose from 2016, with the Academy’s “Attainment 8” score this year 54 compared to last year’s 52.

This was the last year of GCSEs at the school before the school became Sharnbrook Academy, a secondary academy and sixth form for students aged 11 to 18.

 

Among the fantastic individual success stories:

Catherine Upex – two Grade 9s, one Grade 8, nine A*s, and one A

Jessica Crabb - one Grade 9, one Grade 8, one Grade 6, eight A*s and one B

Richard Webb – one Grade 9, one Grade 8, one Grade 7, eight A*s, and two As

Kitty Towler – one Grade 9, one Grade 7, one Grade 6, seven A*s, and four As

Jasmine Green – three Grade 7s, six A*s, three As

Keiran Peyton – one Grade 8, one Grade 7, one Grade 6, six A*s, two As, and one B

Leah Banghard – one Grade 9, one Grade 8, one Grade 7, five A*s, and four As

Aaron Bechtle – one Grade 9, one Grade 8, one Grade 6, five A*s, and five As

Kitty Hannan – one Grade 9, two Grade 8s, five A*s, and five As

 

Qualification Name

 Grade 7+

 Grade 5+

 Grade 4+

     

English Language

19.1

65.5

82.9

     

English Literature

20.2

64.3

82.2

     

Maths

22.1

55.3

83.0

     

 

 

 

 

     

Qualification Name

A*-A %

A*-C %

 

Qualification Name

A*-A %

A*-C %

Business Studies

18.3

65.1

 

Latin

20.8

66.7

Business Vocational

15.6

93.8

 

Mathematics

22.2

55.4

Catering

31

75.9

 

Media

18.1

58.3

Child Care and Development

8.7

52.2

 

Music

0

57.1

Chinese

100

100

 

Music Technology

42.9

100

Computing

8.3

41.7

 

Outdoor Education

13.3

86.7

Dance

30.4

87

 

PE GCSE

14.8

63.1

Drama

7.1

71.4

 

Polish

0

100

English Language

19.1

65.5

 

Product Design

12.5

62.5

English Literature

20.2

64.2

 

Religious Studies

24.6

76.2

Fine Art

31.1

73.3

 

Science Additional

8.2

75.3

French

17.6

61.1

 

Science Core

6.6

68.2

Further Mathematics

66.7

95.8

 

Science Further Additional

37.5

100

Geography

19.2

57.1

 

Science triple (Biology)

43.5

93.5

German

10.5

68.4

 

Science triple (Chemistry)

38

95.4

Graphic Communication

14.3

74.3

 

Science triple (Physics)

51.9

96.3

Health and Social Care

8.3

44.4

 

Sociology

15.2

77.1

History

24.7

73.1

 

Spanish

20.5

61.5

Information Technology

72.1

93.4

 

Technology

0

57.1

IT Practitioner

33.3

93.3

 

Textiles

29.4

58.8

Italian

66.7

66.7

       

 

Peter Rattu, Academy Principal, said:

“This is the first year of the new GCSEs, with English and maths both noticeably tougher.  Our students and staff have responded brilliantly, as shown by today’s results.  To beat last year’s results in the headline measure is a fantastic achievement given the changes brought in last year.  The outstanding grades our students have received today are a testament to their hard work, talent and dedication, and our students have fully deserved them.

“As a school we have always focused on the achievement of every student, and today’s results bear out that commitment."

“Most of our students will now move into our sixth form, which achieved record A level results – we wish them and all our students are moving into the next stage of their lives, continuing success.”

 

DfE performance tables

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136470