GCSE Results Day August 201724/08/17
Students and staff at Meopham School are celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results.
In a year when examinations in English and Maths became significantly harder, 61% of students achieved the new Standard Pass, Grade 4, or above in both English and Maths. In addition, 74% secured a Grade 4 or above in English while 68% secured a Grade 4 or above in Maths. Outcomes were equally strong in other key traditional academic subjects: 78% achieved C or above in Science and 85% achieved a C or above in French.
Exceptional student successes include Lillie Matthews, who achieved 12 A*-B grades. Lillie also achieved a Grade 9 in English (the highest possible grade in the new awards system) and a grade 8 in Maths. Lillie said, “I’m just so pleased with my results. I tried really hard and my teachers supported me all the way. To get the top grade in English is a real shock.” Charlie Richards, who achieved 10 A*-B grades, said, “I didn’t think I’d do so well, but I have and I’m just so happy right now.” Other outstanding outcomes include Emma Wedge, who achieved 9 A*-B grades, and Grace Toombs, who achieved 8 A*-B grades.
Headteacher, Suzanne Dickinson, said, “We are thrilled with the outcomes achieved by our students again this year. The new reformed GCSEs in English and Maths are incredibly rigorous and we are delighted that our students have thrived under this additional pressure. ”
Acting Deputy Headteacher, Matt Pyrke, said, “Once again students at Meopham School have shown what hard work and pure determination to succeed can do. I am extremely proud of what they have achieved.”
Suzanne Dickinson added, “We are delighted that our academic and family ethos in a small school setting is producing such excellent outcomes for our pupils.”