GCSE Results Day 2023

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Year 11 students at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School celebrated a year of superb results this week.

In the benchmark Progress 8 measure, the school expects to achieve above +0.80. This means that, on average, students have achieved more than half a grade better than expected in each of their subjects.

55.45% of all grades were at 7-9, up from 45% in 2019, the last comparable year.

98% achieved 5+ grades in English and mathematics, while 99% gained a standard pass in both subjects. The average grade per GCSE course taken by the students was 6.72.

72% of all grades in mathematics were at the top 7-9 band, and 64% of those in English. 

The average grade achieved across the Ebacc group of subjects was 6.85. 

The Attainment 8 measure, average pupil achievement across 8 qualifications, including English and maths and at least 3 other English Baccalaureate qualifications was 70.01.

Liam and Muhammad collecting their results
Anish, Hashim, Matthew and Adam holding their results
Michael, Christopher and George opening their results
Michael, Christopher and George holding their results

The highest individual performances were recorded by:

  • Zain: 11 grade 9s;
  • Muhammad, Siddhant, Edward and Harry: 10 grade 9s and 1 grade 8;
  • Matthew: 9 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s; 
  • Aaron, Liam and Ethan: 8 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s;
  • Devan: 9 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7;
  • Angad: 9 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 1 grade 7;
  • Mateusz: 10 grade 9s and 2 grade 7s;
  • Jack: 8 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 1 grade 7;
  • Fraser and Awal: 7 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s; 
  • Harrison: 9 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 6;
  • Thomas: 7 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7; and 
  • Armaan: 8 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.

Overall, 79 students, nearly 40% of the whole year group, achieved only grades 6 and above.   

Eliot Hodges, Principal, said “We’re proud of the successes our students have achieved. We’re particularly delighted that so many gained the top grades because this was a target for us and places our students in a very strong position for sixth form study.”

Leigh Academies Trust video to follow later today, check back later for any updates!