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Posted on 12th February 2018
Burnt Mill Academy students were today celebrating personal triumphs as they opened their GCSE exam results.
The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, with staff having to prepare students for examinations no one had sat or seen.
The maths and English GCSEs were new exams with different content and exam paper styles. The new 9 to 1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A* to G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means any comparison of this year’s GCSE maths and English scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating maths and English grades which schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.
The 9 to 1 grades students have achieved in maths and English and the A* to G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department for Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available in the autumn term.
A total of 79% of students achieved the national standard or above in maths, while 73% achieved the national standard or above in combined English. An impressive 24% of all GCSE grades were A* or A, with 53% of all grades awarded at A* to B. A total of 97% of Year 11 students were awarded at least five A* to C grades.
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Proud headteacher John Blaney said: "I would like to thank all of our students, staff, and parents for their hard work and continued support. Staff at Burnt Mill go above and beyond. Our students put in the additional hours and it really does pay off. I am immensely proud of all they have achieved.”