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GCSE Results Summer 2017

Year 11 students at the Rochester Math School celebrated a year of exceptional results this week.

58% of all grades are at A*/A/9/8/7 and 76% of youngsters were awarded three or more of the very top grades, giving rise to some superb individual performances. 62% of the year group gained 5 or more A* and A grades

Pleasingly, this year saw the proportion of A*/9/8 grades being awarded reach over 27%. In the new benchmark ‘Progress 8’ measure, the school achieved +0.85. This means that, on average, students have achieved approaching a grade better each than expected in each of their subjects’.  This is the highest progress 8 of a boys or mixed school in Kent and Medway.

In terms of the government’s new key school performance benchmarks, 98.3% students achieved a pass in English and Mathematics, while 94.5% gained a strong pass in both subjects. The average grade per GCSE course taken by the students is a B++.

The proportion of students gaining at least a C in the Ebacc group of subjects was 82%, the highest figure yet.

The ‘Attainment 8’ measure, average pupil achievement across 8 qualifications, including English and maths and at least 3 other English Baccalaureate qualifications is 69.87, also the best ever.

The highest individual performances were recorded by William FARRELL with 14 A*/9/8 grades, followed by Joseph PIEKOS and Simon YIP with 12 A*/9/8 and 1 A grade, and then Cameron EASDOWN and Orson YE with 13 A*/9/8 and 1 B grade. Jon GOH and Jonah HYDE gained 11 A*/9/8 and 2 A grades. Sam WILLIAMS gained 11 A*/9/8 and 1 A grade. Druv REDDY and Harris WARBURTON obtained 10 A*/9/8 and 2 A grades, while Jerrin GLADY gained 9 A*/9/8/ and 3 A grades. Alexander ORLOV-HOLMES obtained 10 A*/9/8, 2 A and 1 B grade, and Prabhjot KALSI gained 9 A*/9/8 and 4 A grades.  Oreoluwa EMMANUEL gained 9 A*/9/8 and 3 A grades.

Overall, 57 students, a third of the whole year group, gained 10 or more A*/A/9/8 grades. 69 students gained an average grade of an A/7 or higher. 72 youngsters avoided any grade lower than a B. 

Eliot Hodges, Headteacher, said ‘What our students have achieved has surpassed even our most optimistic predictions. We aimed for 20% of the highest grades and got 27%. These results are simply wonderful, particularly if you consider that the English and Mathematics GCSE’s are the new, tougher courses. I’m delighted for all our hard-working students who deserve nothing but praise’. 

CEO of The Wiliamson Trust, Gary Vyse said ‘The students and teachers of the Math make a formidable team, and I’m delighted for them all’.

Chair of Governors Steve Brightman said ‘I was expecting great and we got amazing. Well done to all the students and their tireless teachers’.  

A Level Results 2017

It has been another record-breaking year for sixth formers at the Rochester Math School. The 169 Year 13 students who collected their results enjoyed considerable success. 

13.3% of all grades awarded were at A*, up 2% from last year, while over 65% of all grades secured by these senior students were at  A*-B level, also up from last year.   

35 students, 20% of the year group, gained 3 or 4 A*/A grades, up from 18% last year. 8 youngsters secured 3 or 4 A* grades alone.

The average points per entry, a measure of the average grade per qualification, is 40.1, a B+, which is the highest ever achieved by students at the school and up from 38.23 last year. This is especially significant because 9 subjects were of the new, reformed linear-type.

Remarkably, 71 students (42% of the year group) avoided any grade lower than a B, 10 more than last year.   

A key benchmark is the proportion of students gaining at least AAB in two facilitating subjects, which this year is 44 students, 24% of Year 13.  

The Russell Group and Oxbridge university hopefuls from the school had particular cause for celebration.

The top performing students are Daniel Lenton (Lancaster, Theoretical Physics with Mathematics), Toby Shepherd (Warwick, Mathematics and Physics) and Sam White (Durham, Natural Sciences), who all gained 4 A* grades. They are followed by Ryan Barnes (Oxford, History and Economics), who secured 3A* and 1 A grade, Matthew Shum with 3.5A* grades, and Charles Bush (Warwick, Mathematics) who gained 3 A* grades. Joshua Cleary (Oxford, PPE) and Yana Koroleva (Oxford, Experimental Psychology) both gained 2 A* and 2 A grades. Jacob McGuire (Warwick, Computer Science) gained 3 A* grades, while Yacoub Ahmed (UCL, Computer Science) secured 2 A*, 1 A and 1 B grade. Matthew Jerome (Bristol, Aerospace Engineering) and Atharva Joshi (Warwick, Computer Science) both gained 1 A* and 3 A grades. Eleanor Davey (Warwick, Computer Science), Gordon Newton (St Andrews, History) and James Wood (Kent, Mathematics) all gained 3 A grades.  

Molly Abbot (Oxford, Medicine), Silas Hope (Cambridge, Human, Social & Political Sciences) and Rajan Lal (Cambridge, Music)all gained 2 A* and 1 A grade. Maddison Mann (Oxford, Law) gained 3 A grades.      

The AS results obtained by Year 12 students are also the best ever recorded.

Headteacher Eliot Hodges said ‘These results are superb and show what can be achieved by dedicated students and expert teachers working together, and they are all the more pleasing given the new tougher A level examinations’. 

CEO of The Wiliamson Trust, Gary Vyse, said ‘I am thrilled for all the students of The Math. These results are a fantastic return for all the investment of hard work and effort the youngsters and their teachers have put in over two years. They are, once again, an improvement on the performance last year’.

Chair of Governors Steve Brightman said ‘The students of the Math have produced a set of results unequalled in recent years’.

GCSE 2017 Ebacc

GCSE 9 - 4 English and Maths

A Level 2017 A* - B