GCSE Results 2018
“We’re really pleased with another strong set of results at Stratford upon Avon School. Against a backdrop of changes nationally with numbered qualifications for the first time in many subjects, we’re delighted to see such good performances across the board. 64% of students achieved 5 standard passes including English and Maths, including over half of our disadvantaged students.
As a comprehensive school it is important that students make good progress from their respective starting points, regardless of their ability on intake and it is lovely to see so many students achieving grades to be proud of. Lissy Appleyard, Lauren Floyd-Smith, Annabelle Greenway, Izzie Luckman, Tom Seaton, Brett Whatley, Hong Ren and Hamish Huxley-Edwards made the most progress from KS2-4 and should be particularly congratulated on their achievements.
49 different individuals achieved the highest possible grade in at least one of t
heir qualifications. There were some standout individual performances from many students with the highest attainers being Millie Reynolds, Dania Al-Zubaidy, Ella Kirby, Olivia Stickney, Hong Ren, Archie Musk, William Millard and Toni Kenewell.
We would like to commend the hard work put in by students and staff that have made these results possible. We wish every one of our students the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming many of them back into the Sixth Form”.
There were many happy faces as they opened their results and shared them with staff and family and we wish them all good luck, but not goodbye, as we look forward to welcoming them back to our Sixth Form in September.
2018 A-Level Results
Stratford upon Avon School are pleased to report an excellent set of A Level results this summer. Consistently strong performances across the board have seen an increase in the Average Points Score, A*-C grades and the overall pass rate. Over two thirds of all grades are A*-C (67.6%), whilst 97.8% are grades A*-E.
“These consistently impressive performances are a very positive reflection of our comprehensive sixth form. There will be so many individuals delighted with their results today whether they are highly motivated self-starters or those who have been supported and cajoled over the last couple of years in order to successfully see them through. Such strong results have given individuals access to a wide range of University courses and routes into employment, including high quality apprenticeships and prestigious Russell Group Universities. We wish all of our students the very best and I’m sure they will leave Stratford School with many happy memories”, Neil Wallace
The reality of the results for our students means that they can now access the university course that they wanted like Ben Wilkinson who is off to Warwick to study Law with Social Sciences after achieving A*AA, or Holly Mann who achieved A*A*A and will be studying Bio Sciences at Exeter, Ben Couki who will be studying Sports Science and Physiology at Leeds and Katherine Dobedoe who achieved an amazing A*A*A B and will now be studying Maths at Exeter. Other students like Amy Whittlestone will be going to Lancaster to study Geography or Hannah Kearney who is going to do Sociology at Bath after her AAA* success.
Other students will be entering apprenticeships that they have successfully applied for and now have their supporting grades like Mikey Dyde (A finance apprenticeship with TGX) and Alex Chapman (Deloitte). Some students have overcome great challenges like Willow Chaddock who achieved A*BB despite her health issues during the course. Some students will take their wonderful results and go into gap years, like Isla Gavan McHarg who can relax in her gap year knowing she has A*,A*,A grades supporting her. There are also students who will be doing foundation
years in Art like Amena Couki or will be going directly into the world of work. Whatever they choose to do their hard work has provided them with the key to access their future and we congratulate all the Stratford School students on their achievements.
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eport another strong set of A and AS results this summer. The school set new records for top grades with 21% A*-A grades achieved by our most able students in Year 13, 43% A*-B grades, whilst 69% of A Level results were A*-C. Notable achievements include Breton Day (A*,A*,A), Harrison Cook (A*,A,A) and Jack Smith(A*,A,A,B), Jamie Thomas (A*,A,B,B) and Bryn Turner (A*,B,B). In Year 12, high performers include Ben Wilkinson (A,A,A), Mena Couki (A,A,B), Katherine Dobedoe (A,A,B,B) and Hannah Keaney (A,A,B,B).
“We are very pleased with the results our students have achieved. These are the culmination of an immense amount of hard work over the last two years by students and staff. These results have given students access to a wide range of University courses and routes into employment, including prestigious Russell Group Universities and high quality apprenticeships. We wish every one of our students the very best and I’m sure they will leave Stratford School with an abundance of happy memories”. Neil Wallace, Headteacher
2017 GCSE Results
“We’re really pleased with another strong set of results at Stratford upon Avon School with a school record 20% of all entries graded A*-A or equivalent across all subjects. Against a backdrop of changes nationally with numbered qualifications in English and Maths for the first time, 75% of students achieved grade 4+ in English (the new ‘good’ pass or old grade C equivalent) and 70% in Maths, with 62.5% achieving grade 4+ in English and Maths. There had been considerable uncertainty where the grade boundaries would fall with some ‘volatility’ expected in results. However, despite the removal of all coursework, and Speaking and Listening components in the new English exam, students achieved 20 of the new top grade 9’s in English and Maths.
As a comprehensive school it is important that students make good progress from their respective starting points, regardless of their ability on intake and it is lovely to see so many students achieving grades to be proud of. Hanan Shinwari, Hussayn Shinwari, Matthew Vickers, Molly Kingham, Joseph Jackson and Ben Albrecht made the most progress from KS2-4 and should be particularly congratulated on their achievements.
There were some standout individual performances like Libby Dwyer with 8 A*s, 2 grade 9’s and a grade 8. Other high attainers included Hanan Shinwari (2 grade 9’s and a grade 8, 6 A*s, 1 A, 1 C), Emilia Carter (3 grade 9’s, 4 A*s, 4 A’s and a grade B), Cassandra Lee (grades 9,8,8, 4A*s, 3 A’s, Distinction*), Grace Denyer (6 A*s, grades 9,8,8,A,B,B) and Charlotte Loyer (grades 9,9,7, 5 A*s, 3A’s and a C).
We would like to commend the hard work put in by students and staff that have made these results possible. Neil Wallace, Headteacher
Exam Results 2017