Gillotts School are delighted to have another set of outstanding results from this year’s GCSE.s. In 2017, 82% of Gillotts students achieved the key benchmark of achieving grade 4 and above in both English and mathematics.
This year there will be a new key measure in the performance tables, the percentage of students achieving grade 5 and above in both English and mathematics. A stunning 68% of Gillotts students achieved this benchmark.
Achievement in the subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate was outstanding, with 49% of students gaining passes at grade 4/grade C or better in all of English, mathematics, two sciences, a language and a humanity. The national average for this measure in 2016 was only 24%, so students are leaving Gillotts exceptionally well prepared in the ‘facilitating subjects’ that are highly valued by the Russell Group universities. 26% of students gained a grade 7 or better in English Language and 33% in mathematics. 83% of students achieved A*-C in English Language, 81% in English Literature and 92% in mathematics. In each of biology, chemistry, physics, history, geography, over 33% of grades were A* or A.
Across the board, the school’s most able students achieved exceptionally well. 31% achieved five or more A* and A grades, and 17% of students achieved eight or more passes at grades A* or A.
Amongst many excellent individual performances, those of the following students stand out:
Becky Houghton was delighted with her results. With 1 grade 7, 2 grades 6, 4 A’s and 2 B’s, she will be going to Henley College to do biology, chemistry and maths.
Ben Morgan said “I am really pleased with my results, and what I have achieved. I will be going to Reading College to do health and social care.”
Chloe Stanley told the Henley Herald she was really pleased with her results. She will now be going to BCA, British College of Agriculture, to study sports.
Max Werman achieved 5 A*s and 5 A’s, and will be going to William Borlase in Marlow to do maths, further math, physics and economics. He said “I am really surprised with my results. I didn’t think I would get an 8 in English!”
Matt Whitfield, Harry Rose, Ollie Wagstaff, Dan Nice and Harry Green were very happy with their own and with each other’s results. Harry, Ollie, Dan and Harry will be going to Henley College, and Matt will be going to William Borlase.
Amanda Collins, a parent of one of the pupils, said, “I am really pleased with Jake’s results. He has done really well. Gillotts prepared the students really well throughout the process.”
The Headteacher, Catharine Darnton, said “Over recent years, we have seen a marked and consistent improvement in results at Gillotts and we are delighted with this year’s results, the first in which English and mathematics have been awarded under the new 9-1 GCSEs. These results will confirm us as one of the consistently best performing schools in Oxfordshire. This is a consequence of the commitment and hard work of the students and staff. I am very proud of all that the students have achieved and would also like to recognise all the support that students have received from their families. These results come about through successful collaboration between student, teachers and parents.”