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Year 11 Jan­u­ary GCSE Results

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Year 11 stu­dents at King Ethel­bert School in Birch­ing­ton are cel­e­brat­ing a record num­ber of GCSE passes already this year, 6 months before the final exam­i­na­tions are taken in June. Many stu­dents were entered early for maths and Eng­lish GCSE and the results were out­stand­ing. 74% of all stu­dents in year 11 have a C or above in Eng­lish and 54% have a C or above in maths. What is even more impres­sive is the num­ber of stu­dents who have made at least expected progress 6 months before the dead­line to meet that tar­get. The stu­dents have already beaten the national aver­ages for expected and above expected progress in Eng­lish and the final results for the sum­mer already look very good indeed. The school made the deci­sion to enter stu­dents in Novem­ber despite gov­ern­ment pres­sure not to. The stu­dents use the bench­mark from early entries to improve on their suc­cess and inspire them on to even bet­ter grades in the sum­mer. Head­teacher Kate Greig said “our stu­dents worked so hard to have excel­lent speak­ing and lis­ten­ing grades in Eng­lish and despite gov­ern­ment changes in Sep­tem­ber, I wanted this work to be recog­nised in their grades. I am also adamant that stu­dents should be entered for exam­i­na­tions when they are ready to find suc­cess; this then raises aspi­ra­tions and moti­vates stu­dents in the most pos­i­tive and rel­e­vant way.”
Assis­tant Head­teacher, Tom Sellen said “the amount of progress our stu­dents have made since Year 7 is mag­nif­i­cent and we are look­ing for­ward to huge suc­cess in the sum­mer; we are very proud of our whole Year 11 cohort who are work­ing extremely hard to achieve the best grades they can pos­si­bly get in the sum­mer. They are a won­der­ful group of stu­dents and deserve the very best in their future lives.”