Excellent results celebrated
There was much anticipation and then great excitement in the air as students and staff celebrated excellent results at The Radclyffe School.
Simple comparison of 2018 results with previous years are not possible due to the more challenging curriculum and the new grading system of 9 to 1 introduced in English and Mathematics last year and in most other subjects this year. The headline data is:
• 75% of students achieving grades 4+ in GCSE English (52% achieving 5+ grades)
• 70% of students achieving grade 4+ in GCSE Maths (49% achieving 5+ grades)
• 63% of students achieved grades 4+ in both English and Maths (39% achieving 5+ grades in both)
• 43% of all grades were A*-B or grades 9-5.
• Attainment 8 score 43.0
• 54% of students achieved a 4-9 grades in at least two Sciences
Other high achieving subjects were:
Art 91% 4-9 grades (35% 7-9 grades),
Drama 93% 4-9 grades (13% 7-9 grades)
Photography 98% 4-9 grades (35% 7-9 grades)
Religious Studies 76% 4-9 grades (43% 7-9 grades)
Hospitality 85% A*-C (30% A*-A)
Textiles 68% A*-C (24% A*-A)
There were some exceptional individual performances with Sanaa Rahim topping the list with nine 7-9 grades (3 at grade 9, 4 at grade 8, a grade 7 and an A*). Safaa Zia also achieved nine 7-9 grades (2 at grade 9, 5 at grade 8, an A* and one A grade). Nusrat Islam was another high achiever with nine 7-9 grades (2 at grade 9, 3 at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and an A grade).
Sulaiman Mehmood was the highest achieving boy with eight 7-9 grades (3 at grade 9, 3 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and one A grade). Muhammad Ali (Head Boy) achieved nine 7-9 grades (1 at grade 9, 5 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and an A grade). Head Girl, Masuma Sajedah, obtained seven 7-9 grades (2 at grade 8, 5 at grade 7). Meena Rabi achieved eight 7-9 grades (2 at grade 9, 3 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and an A grade).
Headteacher, Hardial Hayer, said, “Our students have achieved some exceptional results even with the new reformed and more challenging GCSEs introduced in English and Maths last year and in most other subjects this year. Their achievements show that anything is possible at The Radclyffe School. Each year our students exceed all expectations and deliver excellent results. I am absolutely delighted that our fantastic students have achieved these wonderful results. Our journey to beyond outstanding continues. I commend the students, staff and parents for these amazing results and wish our students the very best for the future”.
Sue Webb, Chair of Governors, said: “I am pleased to see that our Year 11 students demonstrated their determination and resilience in achieving excellent results. As well as congratulating them I also congratulate our staff and parents, who go above and beyond to ensure all our students are equipped to achieve their potential. I wish all our students luck in the future and hope they will continue to excel”.