2013 Gryphon GCSE results bucking the national trend
At The Gryphon School there has been a significant increase in the proportion of exam entries achieving the highest grades despite a national drop:
- The proportion of exam entries graded between an A* and a C increased to 81% whilst nationally it was 68.1%, down from 69.4% last year.
- The proportion getting an A* or an A increased to 31% whilst nationally it fell from 22.4% to 21.3%.
- 28% of our students achieved 7 or more A* or A grade passes.
- Overall 82% of students achieved the equivalent of 5 or more higher A*-C grades which is well above national levels. 62% achieved this with English and Maths.
- There were excellent vocational qualifications achieved
Headteacher, Steve Hillier, said,
“This was a year that many schools were concerned about the effects on grades of changes to exams and how they are marked. Hence we were especially pleased with the individual achievements of so many of our students both in their academic subjects and vocational courses.
The students bucked the national trend by achieving an even greater number of higher grades than previous years. The academic success shows the quality of the students and the work of the school to support them.
Some schools have inflated their results by entering students early, using multiple resits, or entering them for more than one exam in the same subject. We have concentrated on having a high quality and balanced curriculum that gives students time to learn not just to sit exams. This approach very much reaps its rewards when students go on to further study as shown by our outstanding A Level results. Around 70% of Gryphon students will stay on into the Sixth form to take A Levels here. They will be joined in Year 12 by over 100 students from other schools.
Two of our students have been offered places at the prestigious Welbeck Defence College in Leicestershire which only offers 180 places nationally each year.
We will be celebrating our GCSE and A Level results in our Prize Giving ceremony in the historic Sherborne Abbey at 11.00am on Saturday 21 September.”
There are some exceptional outcomes for the following students, all of whom gained at least 10 A* and A grades:
|Arabella Grundell from Longburton||12A* 1A|
|Madeleine Pollard from Milborne Port||11A* 1A 1B|
|Matthew Slack from Buckland Newton||8A* 5A|
|Helen Semmons from Milborne Port||7A* 5A|
|Holly Heaton from Sherborne||7A* 4A 1B|
|Anna Jesty from Holnest||7A* 3A 2B|
|Stephen Sandy from Glanvilles Wootton||6A* 6A|
|Alice Derrick from Thornford||6A* 5A 1B|
|Katherine Priest from Yetminster||6A* 5A 1B|
|Thomas Straughan from Melbury Bubb||6A* 5A 2B|
|Philippa Bates from Sherborne||5A* 8A|
|Duncan O’Brien from Bradford Abbas||5A* 7A|
|Oliver Short from Nether Compton||5A* 7A 2B|
|Megan Forrester from Sherborne||5A* 6A 1B|
|Ross McFarlane from Nether Compton||5A* 6A 1C|
|Josephine Jobbins from Sherborne||5A* 5A 2B|
|Thomas Swann from Sherborne||5A* 5A 2B|
|Matilda Forrest from Sherborne||4A* 8A|
|Nicole Upton from Sherborne||4A* 7A 1B|
|Matthew Ward from Melbury Osmond||4A* 7A 1B|
|Emily Hall from Bradford Abbas||3A* 9A|
|Emily Smith from Milborne Port||3A* 9A|
|Jessie-Lee Gregory from Sherborne||3A* 8A|
|Jordan Adler from Sherborne||3A* 7A 2B|
|Grace Older from Sherborne||3A* 7A 2B|
|Holly Ward from Bradford Abbas||1A* 9A 2B|
|Grace Lindsay from Chetnole||11A 1B|
|Eleanor Johns from Hazelbury Bryan||10A 2B|