This has been another good year for GCSE results at William Brookes School. Our 5+ A*-C including English and Maths was 60% and the English Baccalaureate measure 18%. This continues our 5+ A*-C including English and Maths above 60% for all but one of the last six years, teaching nearly all GCSE courses.
The core subjects performed well, with Maths individually achieving 79% and English Literature 74%. Science achieved pass rates with over 74% of entries at grade C or better and 43 students passing all three of the separate Sciences. ICT and Music gained 100% pass rates with all Performing Arts achieving well. Art (84%) was another high performing subject. 97% of our students gained 5+ A*-G, and 75% achieved 5+ A*-C, with an average points score of about 470 points, which is equivalent to nearly 12 grade C’s.
For the first time students have taken Level 2 Diploma courses in conjunction with our South East Partner Schools, achieving a fantastic 94% pass rate for this very challenging and complex qualification!
With success stories coming from all levels of the ability spectrum, I feel that many of our students will be well placed for the next stage of their careers or lives. There are students who have lined up jobs and are already working, taking qualifications as they go, right up to students with 16 A/A* grades.
30 students gained 5 or more of these top grades with Tom Spittles-Jackson (1A*, 15 A, 1B), George Morris (3A*, 9A, 3B), Kate Lefroy (6A*, 5A, 1B), Michael Andrews (4A*, 6A, 1B, 1C), Richard Hadley (3A*, 7A, 1B, 1C), Kiah York (2A*, 10A, 1C), Kenna Pritchard (4A*, 6A, 2B) and Faye Hudson (6A*, 5A, 1B) being our top performers.
I would like to thank all of the staff at school – not just teaching staff, as well as parents and the Local Authority staff who help to make the school such a fantastic environment in which young people grow to become successful young adults.