Posted on 23rd August 2018
GCSE students at Caistor Grammar School have maintained the School’s tradition of gaining outstanding examination results, despite the uncertainty caused by changes to the examination system.
57.4% of papers were awarded the top grades of 9-7 in the new grading system. On average, each student achieved an average grade of a ‘7’. The overall ‘strong’ pass rate was 94.3% where subjects were graded an A*/9 to C/5. All students passed English Literature and Maths; 99% achieved a grade 5 or above in English Language. 82% of students achieved their E-Bacc qualification (a ‘5’ or above in English, Mathematics, a Science, a modern language and a humanity)
Two students achieved all ‘9s’ and another seven students achieved a mixture of seven grade 9s or 8s. On average, using our tracking data, each student performed an average of one grade better than their GCSE predicted grade.
Headmaster, Mr Alistair Hopkins, said: ‘Everyone at the School is delighted for the year group. All stepped up to the mark and gave their best. They have been helped throughout by extremely dedicated teachers and have been well supported by their families. We have been fortunate to be a part of their journey.
“It is important to remember that when they started these courses two years ago, there were very few resources and limited guidance about standards expected. Their teachers have been superb in helping the students to negotiate these challenges.
Mr Hopkins added: ‘The statistics only tell a part of the story and behind each result there are individual triumphs.’