Exam Results 2018

GCSE Results 2018

Ridgeway School students are celebrating another set of excellent GCSE results this year. The impressive outcomes have been achieved in the context of the new more challenging examinations and reflect the hard work invested by students and staff.

Key headlines include –

73% of students achieved 4 or above in both English and Maths, with 53% achieving 5-9

31% of students achieved a Grade 7 (A and above) or better in English and 27% 7-9% in Maths

5% of the grades awarded across all subjects were the top grade (9)

82.5% of students achieved grade 4 or above in English

80% of students achieved grade 4 or above in Maths

James Povoas, Principal, said “We are delighted that the hard work of the students and the expertise and relentless, high quality support provided by teachers has achieved these results. The qualifications that the students have gained will enable them to make positive choices about their future studies and employment. We look forward to welcoming the vast majority back to R6, The Ridgeway Sixth Form, in September.”

Some outstanding performances were –

Eve Clulow                          7 x 9 (A**) and 2 x 8 (A*)

Madeleine Schofield       7 x 9 (A**) and 1 x 8 (A*)

Ben Middlemass               5 x 9 (A**) and 2 x 8 (A*)

Madeline Tonkin              5 x 9 (A**) and 2 x 8 (A*)

Alexandra Hunt                 4 x 9 (A**) and 3 x 8 (A*)

Further Information…

  • Progress 8 score – 0.23
  • Schools attainment 8 score – 50.7
  • 53% of students achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths at the end of KS4.
  • 41% of students entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).  To enter the Ebacc, students must take up to 8 GCSEs or equivalents, across the 5 subject ‘pillars’ of English Language and English Literature, Maths, Sciences, a language and History or Geography.
  • 17% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate.  In 2017 this was the percentage of students who achieved the EBacc who got a grade 5 or above in English and Maths, and a grade C or above in Science, humanities and language pillars of the EBacc.  In 2018 attainment measure changed to an average point system (EBacc APS), showing students’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc.

A Level Results Summary 2018

The R6 Sixth Form at the Ridgeway School celebrated many successes in today’s A-level and AS level results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at the school, with an overall pass rate of 96%. 23% of students achieved an A or A* grade an increase of 10% on last year and 13% achieved AAB or higher (with two in facilitating subjects) an increase of 8% on 2017.   James Povoas, Principal, said, “We’re delighted to have record numbers of students achieving higher grade passes. Our students can look forward to fantastic futures – whether at university or in employment or apprenticeships and training. I want to congratulate them all. As ever, I want to thank our wonderful staff who have been instrumental in helping our sixth formers achieve these great results. I’d also like to recognise the parents for their support in achieving these results as R6 is all about partnership working.”   A*A grades 23% A*B grades 45% A*E grades 96%   Helen Dixon, Assistant Principal Head of Post 16 agreed, “Today is one of the best parts of the job. It’s great to see so many smiling faces on our students who have achieved the grades they needed for their university or future employment.” We wish all the students the very best. A limited number of R6 places are still available for September 2018. Please come to talk to us on GCSE Results day (23rd August) between 9am and 12noon, or contact the R6 Leaders on R6Leaders@ridgewayschool.com.  For students who are looking to apply to R6 for a place in September 2019, our main Open Evening will be on Thursday 11th October from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.   For further information regarding the school performance at GCSE and A Level, please follow the link to DfE Schools Performance Tables  

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