In the equivalent of Year 10 students begin their GCSE courses, which they complete at the end of Year 11. Some students may begin their GCSE courses a year earlier and take some of their exams in Year 10.
We now offer 17 different GCSE courses, with pupils, in consultation with parents and the school, deciding how many and how soon GCSEs are taken. Pupils can make a special request to take a GCSE course that is not currently on offer. (Please note that there may be a charge for this). The school is a registered exam centre.
Our GCSE Results
Since we started offering GCSEs seven years ago our school has had an outstanding record, with pupils achieving an average of 7 high grade GCSEs with an overall 83% A* to C pass rate. We believe this is down to a number of factors. The excellence of our teaching staff; the thorough exploration of topics through pupil involvement in the learning process; the high level of care and respect given to our pupils; and the relaxed, stress free, small-scale environment.
Although our classes are well equipped, as a small school we have comparatively less facilities than a larger school, but nevertheless results are excellent in all subject areas. For example our average grade in the separate sciences is A, with one pupil achieving 98%, despite the absence of a dedicated science laboratory.
The school’s results for the last 7 years can be downloaded by clicking on this link – GCSE Results 2011-18. For a more in depth analysis of our GCSE results, including the average grades for each subject, click on the links below –
Further to the courses listed above we are also able to offer GCSE courses in French, Spanish, Religious Studies & Business Studies.
New GCSE Grading Structure