Godolphin Salisbury, has returned an impressive set of GCSE results. With a combination of GCSE and iGCSE specifications, this is the first year that the vast majority of exams have been graded with numbers rather than letters. We are delighted with the efforts of this particular cohort where 10% of all grades are recorded at the highest grade 9 when nationally only around 5% have achieved this top level result.
Within the year group there were some stellar individual results, such as Imogen Lee with eight Grade 9s, Eloise Grant Goodey with seven Grade 9s, Eleanor Coles, Cici Li and Violet Tetley each with four grade 9s and in addition Izzy Gilligan, Emma Jowett and Harriet Lucas achieved three Grade 9s each amongst their results. But we celebrate ALL our students’ results, and particularly those, for example, who might have been predicted a 4 or 5, but eventually achieved a 6 or 7 of which there are many. This year student performance is on average over three quarters of a grade above expectations, this cohort has excelled.
“I am extremely proud of all our students. These results are a testament to their hard work and also that of the staff, and the support received from family and friends.” said Mrs Emma Hattersley, Head.
Departments returned particularly strong value added throughout the breadth of our curriculum including arts, mathematics, humanities, sciences, languages, and classics. Subjects with the highest number of top grades include Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Further Maths, Statistics, Music and Religious Studies.
Mrs Hattersley also noted that apart from their excellent academic results, the students who wrote their GCSE exams earlier in the summer had been involved in all aspects of the school including drama, art, music, sport and many other co-curricular activities, such as the CCF, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and many community based altruistic projects.
“We really do provide a complete education for our students, not just on the academic front but in the many skills and disciplines required today to ensure success, either at university, college or in the work place” said Mrs Hattersley.