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.
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!