Students at De La Salle are celebrating personal triumphs as they open their exam results today.
Following last summer’s results seeing the school placed in the top 20% nationally, our students have yet again excelled themselves again under the new assessment measures. Outstanding achievements have been seen in core areas, with 80% of students entered achieving grade 9-4 in English, 75% gaining 9-4 in maths and 70% of students gaining 2 sciences, A*-C.
The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English. Staff worked incredibly hard to prepare students for examinations that no one had sat or seen. The Maths and English GCSEs were new exams with different content and exam paper styles. The new 9-1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades.
The 9-1 grades that students have achieved in Maths and English and the A*-G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department of Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available some time in the Autumn term.