GCSE and A Level Successes at STAGS 2016
Congratulations to all of our students on their fantastic achievements this year in the public examinations. The results at both GCSE and A Level have been superb, not least against a national agenda of challenging grade boundaries, well documented in the media. We are absolutely delighted with this year’s results. Students in Years 11, 12 and 13 have worked incredibly hard and been rewarded with some truly excellent results this summer.
At A Level 28.2% achieved A* and A grades, 60.9% achieved A*-B grades and 86.3% achieved A*-C grades. The average grade achieved was B and 17.8% achieved at least AAB grades in at least two facilitating subjects. There are so many individual successes and achievements for all of the students to be so proud and all are now looking forward to embarking on the next phase at university to numerous exciting courses such as Medicine, English Literature, Theatre Studies, Mathematics, or on to places at prestigious universities such as Cambridge and Durham, amongst others, to employment or apprenticeships.
At AS Level, similar successes were evident with a significant number of students exceeding their personal targets at all levels. Students continuing linear and A2 non-linear A Level subjects have a very strong platform for future success.
At GCSE, our results are superb with 86% achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths, 42.8% students achieved 5+ A*/A grades. The new performance measures this year placed our Attainment 8 score of 61.2 and a provisional progress 8 measure of 0.74, where 0 is the average. This is a fantastic achievement and enables a firm foundation for wonderful future opportunities with dreams and learning aspirations being achieved – these results open so many pathways for our girls and we wish everyone success in their future endeavours.
Enormous praise go to our wonderful STAGS students for their fabulous achievements; witnessing them opening their results and seeing the fruits of their labours on results days made the months of revision all worthwhile and was a joy to behold. However, this would not have been possible without the fantastic support of parents and teachers and all involved in supporting our STAGS community, who provided continuous cajoling, nurturing, guidance and at times a good stiff talking to! The unfailing support has been rewarded and to everyone I offer a huge WELL DONE!!
We welcome all students back for the start of the new academic year on Tuesday 6th September at 8.35am. A particular warm welcome our new Year 7 students and those joining us in the sixth form. The locations of form rooms were shared in the last STAGSlink of July and all Year 7 students should go directly to the Main Hall. As usual breakfast will be available in the dining room from 8.00am.
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