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GCSE results joy for Year 11 students

Students at Ridgewood are celebrating their GCSE results today, having once again secured results which equip them for the road ahead.

With the 9-1 grading system now well-established in the majority of subjects, Ridgewood’s students continue to do well in the new more rigorous assessments. Following the success of last week’s A level results, students in Year 11 have emulated the achievements of their peers in Year 13 in seeing improvements from 2018 and a host of top grades.

Results for 2019 show students have made significantly more progress at GCSE this year. They are performing in line with similar students nationally. Significantly, the average grade achieved by students is one third of a grade higher than last year.

The progress of students in English and Maths in particular has seen significant improvement. This crucial measure underpins the opportunity for students to go on to courses of their choice at post-16. Almost one in two students gained strong passes (grade 5) in both English and Maths. This represents an improvement of more than ten percentage points on the number of students reaching this measure in 2018.

Ridgewood’s students have continued to excel at getting the prestigious top grades, especially grade 9. Overall, students secured 63 grade 9s, representing 4% of all grades. There were also an impressive 195 grade 8s. In total, 21% of all grades were 7-9. Two students gained an outstanding seven GCSEs at grade 9, and one in fourteen students got at least one grade 9.

Maggie Dunn, Headteacher, said:

"Warmest congratulations to all of our students today. The excellent results they have achieved are testament to all their hard work, the dedication of their teachers and the support of their families. We look forward to welcoming them in to our Sixth Form today and wish them all well with the next steps in their educational journey."

Enrolment to Ridgewood Sixth Form takes place today. New students will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of students this year who achieved a 100% pass rate, with 20% of grades at A*-A and progression to outstanding universities and training opportunities.