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Exams Results

GCSE EXAM RESULTS

‘It has been a year of change at Sir William Ramsay School where we have worked hard to achieve excellent results for all our students’

This can be clearly seen in the school’s results, with a massive increase of 19% to 79% in English (Grade 4, the old C grade, and above), which includes a number of top grades. There was also a 10% rise to 74% in Maths. This has resulted in 75% of students getting five A*-Cs.

‘It has been a year of change at Sir William Ramsay School where we have worked hard to achieve excellent results for all our students’ said Mr Carter, Acting Headteacher.

This can be clearly seen in the school’s results, with a massive increase of 19% to 79% in English (Grade 4, the old C grade, and above), which includes a number of top grades. There was also a 10% rise to 74% in Maths. This has resulted in 75% of students getting five A*-Cs.

‘We are so proud of all our students, their hard work and determination has led to well-deserved results and we look forward to welcoming many to our Sixth Form in September.’ said Miss Roser the Academic Leader for that cohort.

Mr Carter also praised the hard work and dedication of the staff at Sir William Ramsay School who rose to the challenge of the new curriculum, working tirelessly to support and stretch all students at the school.

Sir William Ramsay is a school moving forward once again; staff and students are excited to have a new Headteacher, Mrs McClintock, joining in September to lead the school on its continued journey to excellence, as she has done with her current school, John Colet.

Well done to all Sir William Ramsay students!

A few the top performers at Sir William Ramsay School were Hannah Eldred who was thrilled to get 6 A*s, a 9, two 8s and an A; Nafisha Iqbal got three A*s; Ruby Archer also got a 9 in English; Toby Bates results included five As, two 8s and a 7; Adam Tekindag got an A*, five As and three 7s – what an amazing set of results for all of them!

Further detail:

At Sir William Ramsay School we worked hard with students to ensure they were fully prepared for the changes and motivated to do well. We are very proud of their achievements, hard work and determination and look forward to welcoming many back in to our Sixth Form.

This summer at Sir William Ramsay we achieved:

 

Summer 2016

This year

% Improvement

5 A*-C (9-4)

60.8%

74.8%

14%

5 A*-C (9-4) inc. English and Maths

50.6%

67.1%

16.5%

% 9-4 in English and Maths

53.2%

69.7%

16.5%

% 9-4 in Maths

63.5%

73.7%

10.2%

% 9-4 in English

60.1%

79.3%

19.2%

Number of Grade A/7 and above

176

263

67%

Further information to help understand the results:

With the new changes English and Maths this year will be the first GCSEs to be graded on the new scale of 9 to 1, with 9 the highest grade, rather than A* to G. During this transition, students receive a mixture of letter and number grades.

The new 9-1 grade scale is not directly equivalent to the current scale. However, there are grade comparison points:

  • The bottom of grade 7 is equivalent to a grade A.
  • The bottom of grade 4 is equivalent to a grade C

The government and Department for Education (DfE) have specified that the new GCSE syllabuses include more challenging and knowledge-based content with exams only at the end of the course. This means it is difficult to make comparisons with the results of previous years, and as these are new qualifications in their first year with more challenging content and a different assessment regime.

A LEVEL RESULTS

Another fantastic year for our A Level and BTEC students at Sir William Ramsay School. Our overall A*-C has increased to 61%, an increase of nearly 10% on last year. Our A*-B has also increased by a similar amount. As always we have had some excellent individual successes with a high number of our students securing places on their chosen courses.

As Head of Sixth Form, I am incredibly proud of our students and all that they have achieved. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with and I am thrilled that so many of them are now off to University having secured their first choices. Seeing the smiles on their faces on results day was a fantastic end to a brilliant few years with them. 

Exam results and our performance table are now published annually on the DfE Website.