There was a spirit of celebration at The Radclyffe School on GCSE Results Day, as Year 11 students collected their GCSE and BTEC results.
The students were delighted to come to school to collect their results, and to share the experience with their friends. The Street, the large open space within the school was free of barriers that have controlled access for the past 17 months, and the young people were able to celebrate with their teachers.
The ‘headline’ figures compared to previous years are as follows:
|2018||2019||2021||Local Average 2021||National Average 2021|
|Basics: English and Maths 4+||63%||63%||62%||65.5%||65%|
|Basics: English and Maths 5+||39%||39%||42%||42.9%||43%|
|Basics: English and Maths 4+ Non-Disadvantaged||65%||62.9%||70%|
|Basics: English and Maths 4+ Disadvantaged (GAP)||60% (5%)||62.5% (0.4%)||53% (17%)||53%|
|Basics: English and Maths 5+ Non-Disadvantaged||44%||42%||46%|
|Basics: English and Maths 5+ Disadvantaged (GAP)||34% (10%)||35% (7%)||37% (9%)||29%|
|Basics: English and Maths 4+ NON-SEND||64%||64%||65%|
|Basics: English and Maths 4+ SEND (GAP)||48% (16%)||38.5% (25.5%)||35% (31%)||30%|
|Basics: English and Maths 5+ NON-SEND||40%||41%||45%|
|Basics: English and Maths 5+ SEND (GAP)||29% (11%)||0% (41%)||15% (31%)||14%|
There were several outstanding achievers
Four students achieved a ‘full house’ of ten grade 9s – congratulations to Tamanna Reza, Tania Esha, Kelly Chow, and Sadia Akhter. Syed Ahmed gained eight grade 9s and one 8. Well done also to Elizabeth Smith (four 9s, three 8s, one 7 and one Distinction*), Tahsin Begum (two 9s, five 8s, one 7), Samuel O’Neil (three 9s, four 8s, one 7), Yawar Zaidi (three 9s, three 8s, one 7) and Mukit Hossain (two 9s, one 8, one 7).
With formal exams cancelled, the students’ results have been arrived at through a rigorous process of assessment, ensuring the grades students receive are fair and accurate.
Headteacher John Cregg said, “We are especially proud of this year group who have faced such a unique situation, and have dealt with lockdowns, restrictions on how they have been taught, and all the challenges of the pandemic with resilience and dedication. Their results reflect the incredible efforts they have made to performing at their best. On behalf of all the staff, I wish them every success for their future.”
“My congratulations too to our outstanding teaching and support staff, who have supported the young people throughout. They have adapted to new situations and coped with everything.”
Chair of Governors Sue Webb added, “On behalf of the Governors I would congratulate all our students on their results, achieved in the toughest of circumstances. Our students should all be very proud of themselves.”