Year 11 students celebrated another excellent set of GCSE examination results.
Provisionally the school’s Attainment 8 score is 58.21 (compared to the LA average of 46.38). In addition 88.16% of our Year 11 students achieved a grade 4 or higher in the new, tougher, English and Mathematics GCSEs (compared to the LA average of 65.2%). An impressive 29% of students achieved a grade 7 or higher both English and Mathematics examinations.
At Ranelagh we continue to hold firm in the changing educational landscape with 37.51% of all grades awarded at A/A* or 7-9 (compared to a national figure of 20%).
Year 11 student Christopher Menon said “I’m really pleased with my results; it was worth putting in the extra effort.” Josie Rushin, a fellow Year 11 student, said “I’m really proud of myself; I had a really good balance of revision.”
Beverley Stevens, Headteacher, said “We are delighted with the GCSE results achieved by our Year 11 students in 2017. Much has been said about the reformed qualifications in English and Mathematics and the anticipated reduction in the number of higher grades awarded. In 2016 in Mathematics 7% of grades achieved were A*; this year it was expected that the proportion of top grades awarded would fall to 3%. At Ranelagh, however, 6.6% of grades in Mathematics have been awarded at the coveted grade 9 and 7.9% achieved a grade 9 in English Language.
This is terrific and is just one illustration of the way in which teachers and students rose to the challenge of what are, undoubtedly, more demanding qualifications. I am enormously proud of them all.
It should be remembered that we are celebrating our students’ achievements at all levels. Together with their teachers they have worked incredibly hard and our class of 2017 deserve to celebrate their success!”