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Prendergast Vale celebrates improvement leap in latest GCSE Results

Prendergast Vale School is celebrating a substantial leap in its latest GCSE results.

Three-quarters of its students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths.

This is a 13-percentage point improvement on last year.

Under the new system of marking GCSEs, Grade 4 is considered the standard pass.

Students at Prendergast Vale received twenty Grade 9s – which is the highest grade possible.

These Grade 9s covered a range of subjects including English, Maths, Science, History, PE, Design Technology and Spanish.

There were many examples of outstanding individual achievements including 16-year-old Halima who was awarded Grade 9s in seven different subjects.

She was on holiday when she excitedly received the news.

But in a message sent to the school, Halima said: “I’m over the moon with my grades. I’m just so happy that all the effort has paid off. The hard work was worth the amazing feeling. I am so excited for sixth form and my future.”

Prendergast Vale Head Teacher, Mr Kamya said, “This year’s fantastic results are a cause for celebration for everyone at the school.”

“The results reflect the hard work of students, teachers and parents throughout the year.”

“They underline the significance of the latest Ofsed rating for the school awarded earlier this year which was the best in Prendergast Vale’s history,”.

Ofsted rated the school as good with outstanding features.

Mr Kamya said “The latest GCSE success of all our young people enables them to more easily fulfil their lifetime aspirations and puts many of them on the pathway to university.”

Technical notes

1. The new GCSE exams are now much more demanding than previous years with grades awarded from Grade 9 at the top through to Grade 1.

2. This replaces the old system of grades A*-C.

3. 18% of all the Prendergast Vale School results were graded 7, 8 or 9 which are the equivalent of the grades A and A* in the previous system of grading.

Posted on 23rd August 2018