GCSE Exam Performance

SNA students celebrate outstanding GCSE success

South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe, achieved an exceptional set of GCSE results with subjects and individual students achieving outstanding grades.

In a turn around of events, the government and Ofqual jointly agreed to revert to centre assessment grades, which are the grades which schools and colleges assessed students were most likely to have achieved, had exams gone ahead.

Abbie Bowman (Pictures above) achieved 5 grade 9s in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Art and Design. She also secured 3 grade 8s (English Language, English Literature, History) and a grade 6 in French.

However, if students’ calculated grades (generated by the exams regulator Ofqual, which used a formula based on schools and prior grades) were higher than the centre assessment grade, their calculated grade will stand.

Dan Philpotts, headteacher, said: “This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for young people and they have had to face many challenges including not being able to take their exams.

"The process of generating centre assessed grades was both rigorous and robust and we are pleased that students have been rightly rewarded for their endeavours and work ethic.

"As a school, we continue to go from strength to strength with another set of fantastic results."

The school is still waiting for examination results from Cambridge National qualifications, but results will not go any lower and may be increased, and the exam board has delayed the publication of BTEC results.

Many individual Year 11 students secured outstanding results including two students who gained a full suite of the highest grades.

Harrison Dear (Pictured above) achieved 3 grade 9 results (Maths and Double Science), 3 grade 8 results in (History, Geography, French) and 3 grade 7 results (English Language, English Literature and German).

Other students who gained fantastic outcomes were Mac Hendrick secured six grade 9s and two grade 8s, and Bethan Evans who gained nine grade 9s and Alfie Watson gained eight grade 9s.


GCSE headline figures include:

GCSE headline figures include:

  • Best ever Progress 8 score
  • 100% pass rate
  • Out of nearly a thousand total grades awarded, 32% were graded 9-7 and 82% were graded 9-4.
  • 78% of students secured a grade four in English and maths. 55% of students secured a grade five in English and maths.

Individual subject areas continue to be outstanding.

Subjects that secured the highest percentage of 9-4 grades (or equivalent) are as follows:

Subjects

% 9-4 grades (or equivalent)

Biology

100%

Fine Art

100%

Art Digital

100%

Computer Science

100%

German

100%

Physical Education

100%

Spanish

100%

Media

100%

BTEC Performing Arts

100%

BTEC Sport

96%

Chemistry

93%

Physics

93%

English Language & Literature

87%

Maths

80%