GCSE and A level exam results

Published on 04 September 2015

“We are delighted with the A Level results which are at record levels on every measure,” said headteacher Tim Carroll.  “Average points per entry rose by 25 points to 216, the pass-rate is 99.5%, 45% of entries achieved A*-B grades, up from 33% last year, and most significantly the progress measure is “outstanding” indicating that Vandyke Sixth Formers made progress in the top 10% of schools in England and Wales.”

Director of Sixth Form Sean Downey was full of praise for students.  “This was an incredibly hard working cohort and they deserve these outstanding results.  These results just show what can be achieved when you marry great teaching with commitment and sheer hard work.”

Among the many individual stories, Amber Williams achieved straight A* grades and will take up her place at Cambridge to read History.

When the GCSE results came in the following week, there was further celebration as students again achieved record results exceeding challenging target grades.  “So many students have worked so hard and deserve these excellent grades,” said Mr Carroll.  “I wish to congratulate them on their success.”

“Students have made outstanding progress with value-added of 1021.  I am particularly pleased that 31% of students achieved the key EBacc academic benchmark of A*-C in English, Maths, Science, a foreign language and History of Geography, which is well above the national average.  English results in particular are very strong.”

Among the results are examples of students over-coming great personal difficulty and these often must remain untold stories.  Among the top achievers were Laura Samet and Alex Aldous-Ball who each gained 12 A*/A grades.