GCSE Results Summer 2016
Year 11 students at the Rochester Math School celebrated another year of excellent results this week.
In terms of the government’s new key school performance benchmarks, 100% of Year 11 gained an A*-C grade in Mathematics and English GCSE’s, and the average grade per GCSE course taken by the students is a B++.
Over half of the 172 youngsters were awarded five or more A*/A grades, giving rise to some exceptional individual performances. More than a quarter of Year 11 gained 8 or more A*/A grades.
Pleasingly, this year saw the proportion of A*/A grades being awarded reach over 45% once again. In the new benchmark ‘Progress 8’ measure, the school achieved +0.26. This means that, on average, students have achieved a quarter of a grade better each than expected.
The ‘Attainment 8’ measure, average pupil achievement across 8 qualifications, including English and maths and at least 3 other English Baccalaureate qualifications is 66.19, a very high score and in line with last year.
The proportion of students gaining at least a C in the Ebacc group of subjects was 72%.
The highest individual performances were recorded by Sean Shirley-Smith who achieved 11 A*, 2 A’s and 1 B, closely followed by Eugene Gurin who gained 10 A* grades and 3 A’s. Matthew Chen gained 12 A* grades, giving him the highest average grade. Jack Beany achieved 3A* and 10 A’s, while Amrit Attra and Michael Tomaschek both secured 11 A* and 1 A, giving then the second highest average grade. Jacob Coulson and John Morley gained 9 A* and 3 A’s, while Richard Adamson gained 9 A*, 2 A and 1 B grade. Makhan Notay obtained 8A* and 4 A’s.
Overall, 31 students gained an average grade of an A or higher. 51 students avoided any grade lower than a B.
Eliot Hodges, Headteacher, said ‘I am thrilled for all our hard-working students. Today’s results represent the culmination of two years of focus and effort from the youngsters and their teachers. I’m particularly delighted that so many gained at least 5 A or A* grades because this places our students in a very strong position for sixth form study, which has become more demanding’.
Interim CEO of The Williamson Trust, Gary Vyse said ‘These results represent another great year for the school. I am thoroughly proud of what each and every student has achieved.’
Chair of Governors Michael Costello said ‘These results are splendid and a testament to what engaged students and gifted teachers can achieve together. They represent another premier year for the school’.
A Level Results 2016
It has been another superb year for sixth formers at the Rochester Math School. The Year 13 students who collected their results enjoyed considerable success.
39% of all grades awarded were at A* and A level, up 4% from last year, while 65% of all grades secured by these senior students were at A*-B level.
26 students, 18% of the year group, gained 3 or 4 A*/A grades, up from last year. 5 youngsters secured 3 or 4 A* grades alone.
The average points per entry, a measure of the average grade per qualification, is 236.5, the highest ever achieved by students at the school.
Remarkably, 61 students (43% of the year group) avoided any grade lower than a B, the same proportion as last year.
A key benchmark is the proportion of students gaining at least AAB in two facilitating subjects, which this year is 28% of Year 13, up from 24% last year.
The Russell Group and Oxbridge university hopefuls from the school had particular cause for celebration.
The top performing student with 3 A* and 1 A grade this year is Daniel Thorpe, on his way to Bath to study Pharmacy , followed by Amrik Bains (Warwick, Mathematics), Thomas Chaplin, Alfie Crust (Cambridge, Natural Sciences) and Samuel Durling (LSE, Economics) who all secured 3 A* grades. James Mistry (Leeds, Mathematics) gained 2 A* and 2 A grades, while Jack Bryant (Reading, Accounting and Business), Lewis Craven (Surrey, Mechanical Engineering), Caitlin Gilmore (Oxford, Geography), Dominic Kiralfy (UCL, Law) and Nicholas Wills (Bristol, Mechanical Engineering) all gained 2 A*and 1 A* grade. Ryan Mamun gained 1 A* and 3 A grades, and will go to Oxford to read Medicine. Guy Taslic secured 1 A* and 2 A grades and will study History at Cambridge.
The AS results obtained by Year 12 students are also the best ever recorded.
Headteacher Eliot Hodges said ‘I am delighted for all our students. They, together with their teachers, have worked really hard and it has paid off. They are a great group of young people who will now move on with confidence to the next stage in their lives’.
Interim CEO of The Wiliamson Trust, Gary Vyse, said ‘The school and its students have again secured some outstanding results. I am hugely proud of the students who, working with such dedicated teachers, have done a fantastic job’.
Chair of Governors Michael Costello said ‘Once again the students of the Math have produced a set of results unequalled in recent years’.